As documented elsewhere, Sally Raptor was the second Sim that I created, and I made her Romance pretty much without knowing what I was getting into. Since she's just recently attained a significant milestone toward her life's ambition I thought this would be a good time for a bit of a retrospective on her life (and particularly on her loves).
She showed her Romance colors at once, by wanting to kiss and make out and fall in love and all like that there. The fact that her female neighbors were about eighty-leven times as attractive as her male neighbors (in my completely unbiased opinion) meant that she ended up with some very close lady friends to start with.
Sally burned dinner badly enough to start a fire one night, and the fireman turned out to be a very nice man.
Andrea Hogan, another sweet local woman, completed the quadrumvirate that kept Sally happy for a nice long stretch of Sim time, as her daughters grew up and she reached the top of her profession.
Time passed. Sally's daughter Eleanor fell in love with Kaylynn the maid, who moved in and then later moved out. Sally and Kaylynn were good friends while Kaylynn was living in the house; after she moved out she came back often to visit, and they became more than friends.
Somewhere in here (when I installed University) Sally realized that her real ambition in life revolved, not around her family or her career, but around love. She wanted lovers by the handful, by the score. (Exactly a score, in fact.) Five was nice, but ten would be better, and twenty would be heaven.
Some longtime casual acquaintances began to become less casual.
Sally was running short on adult neighbors; fortunately her daughter Gina had made many good friends in college, and introduced her to some fascinating young people.
And finally, or at least most recently, pretty blonde Jan Telleman, who has been wandering in and out of lots in Neighborhood One since the beginning without really touching anyone's life, dropped in one afternoon.
Within a day or two, Sally was halfway to her life's ambition.
So there's Sally, my second and still my favorite Sim. Will she manage to find ten more loves before her supply of Elixir runs out? (As if I'd ever let that happen.)