Dating in the real world is complicated enough, so why make it hard on your Sims, too? With the SimDa dating app by LittleMsSam, prepare to have all of your problems solved!
How the SimDa dating app works
There are only so many single Townies worth pursuing, and with the recent addition of sexual orientations and preferences it’s even harder to find a potential date. Sure, you could try visiting every single public space in the game multiple times, or toss a bunch of simoleons down the wishing well in the hopes it spits out the perfect partner for your sim, but who has time to do that for every playthrough? That’s why you need the SimDa dating app!
Much like the real-world inspiration, the SimDa dating app is accessible via phone or computer. On your phone all you have to do is click on the SimDa icon, choose a Date option and then choose a Sim (if applicable).
The computer version also gives access to a chatroom that you can use to flirt with other frisky sims. There are 3 main encounter types: Specific Dates, Blind Dates, and One Night Stands, plus random Hook Up calls. Let’s see how they all work!
Specific Dates & Blind Dates
Specific Dates will allow you to browse potential Dates and pick the one that appeals to you. After choosing your Date, you will have to set a location to meet; this can be any sort of public lot, like parks or restaurants. Depending on how it goes, the Event will grant sims a Bad, Good, or Awesome Date! If you’re lucky enough to score an Awesome Date, stick near your Date for a moment after the Event ends and a special relationship will unlock between the two. Awe!
Blind Dates work pretty much the same as Specific Dates do except you don’t know which sim you’re going to get until you show up to the Event. It’s a good method to take if you’re prone to picking the same single sims every playthrough, and want to mix things up a bit!
Tip: if you find a great date but they suffer from a horrible case of “Townie Fashion,” you can always give them a makeover!
One Night Stands
If your sim is noncommittal or just looking for a quick and easy way to blow off some steam, this is the option for you. All you have to do is invite a sim over (to your home lot) through the SimDa app, wait for them to show up, and then get right to the action! Sims are able to initiate Woohoo by clicking directly on the other sim, or by clicking on any of the in-game Woohoo spots like a closet or hot tub. After your tryst, the sim will thank you for the fun and immediately head home.
Since these are no strings attached encounters, the sims won’t gain any romance or friendship between them; no worries about having a coffee date awkwardly interrupted by someone you slept with the weekend before! If your character has the Serial Romantic Aspiration, this is a great way to add some notches to their bedpost without putting in too much effort. They surely won’t complain!
Hook Up Calls From NPCs
When the option to receive Hook Up Calls is enabled there’s a random chance that you’ll get one from an NPC, much like the rabbit hole event calls from City Living. If they’re down to fool around your sim will “disappear” for a few hours, having a bit of fun while they’re away. Hubba hubba!
What kind of sims can be found on the app?
By default, every kind of sim will appear on the app. Doesn’t matter if they’re single, in a relationship, or married. It also doesn’t matter what their age is. However, if you only want to see single sims on the app that are the same age as your sim, you’ll have to install some of the optional add-ons.
Tip: it can take a while for SimDa to load up all potential Dates if you have a lot of sims in your game and/or an older machine. Install one or more of the following add-ons to reduce the number of potential Dates and put less strain on your system.
Add-Ons For The SimDa Dating App
LittleMsSam made several optional add-ons to customize how the dating app works, allowing each player to tweak it to their liking:
Pregnancy Chances There are several modules that allow you to customize the chance your sim gets pregnant when Woohooing during One Night Stands and NPC Hook Ups, and range from 0% to 100% (for those who like utter chaos). A specific module for preventing Teen pregnancy is also available.
Potential Dates If you only want sims who are single and/or the same age as your sim, there are add-ons for that! There’s also an add-on to change the language of NPC Hook Up Calls to be less profane.
Game Changes Both Love aspirations will have SimDa Dates added as part of their Aspiration Goals, and there’s even an option to include them as part of holiday traditions for those with the Seasons EP. Scoring a Date on Love Day has never been easier!
Wicked Whims If you’re a user of Wicked Whims (NSFW) there’s an add-on that significantly reduces the chances your sim will be rejected for a One Night Stand by applying a temporary trait that makes your sim practically irresistible. By default, WW Woohoo encounters will also count as a One Night Stand encounter, integrating seamlessly with the well-known mod!
SimDa Dating App Mod Download Link
You can download the mod by visiting LittleMsSam’s Tumblr page here.
The SimDa dating app is an ideal dating mod for any player looking to expand their sims’ options for finding potential Woohoo and/or romantic partners. It’s a customizable and flexible mod that is useful for sims of all types and easily integrates into vanilla and modded gameplay, making it a great option for any kind of player. Give it a try, and see how happy your sims become!