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  • Different ways of dating

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    I think it’d be really cool and hope we will have more variety and ways for our paras to finding a partner or to date than the regular traditional settings.

    Being able to fall in love or gain crushes through pen paling

    Online dating through video chat, that can further into two paras meeting in person, then have the ability to turn into a long distance relationship

    Long distance relationships that were once not

    Blind dates

    Friends being able to set up their single friends together on dates

    Arranged engagements/marriages for those who might want a different or historical play style.

    Paras being able to still have feelings for another para they dated in their younger years, even if they’ve moved on in life with other people, like that old saying “they’ll always have a place in my heart”. Which could make old crushes reignite and for interesting gameplay.

    NHFoodie replied 3 years, 5 months ago 10 Members · 17 Replies
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  • Yes, I agree. Those are all things I would like to see as well.

    How would you like to see Parafolk fall in love? In the other game, the second version has an attraction system. Based on likes and dislikes. It is easier to build a romantic relationship of there is an attraction. But it does not do much, you still have to perform interactions to make the attraction turn into a crush and later love.

    Do you think that Parafolk should be able to fall in love on their own, based on personality, traits, appearance etc? Then when they fall in love the player can choose if they want to act upon the Para’s feelings. Maybe a message could pop up for the player: It seems that Para A is falling in love with Para B, do you want this relationship to grow? If you say yes, the Para will keep having feelings and it would affect their mood positively. If you say no, the Para may become sad or angry or decide to think with their brain instead if their heart. They may go through the process of trying to forget the feelings. The way they react will depend on their personality and how strong they felt about the other Para.

    Or do you think that the player should have full control and the Para can only have crushes and fall in love if the player let’s him/her perform romantic interactions?

    Posted June 24, 2020 at 10:28 am
    • I like the idea of the paras falling in love on their own. I don’t want to control every little details of their lives. If they fall in love with someone I don’t think is suitable, well, there will be “accidental” deaths, right? Innocent

      Posted June 24, 2020 at 7:29 pm
      • ? ‘accidental death’

        Posted June 25, 2020 at 2:12 pm
    • I would like to see and have likes and dislikes be a contributing factor in finding someone they could be attracted to but not an overall factor. I’d like for them to go and approach people they’re attracted based on their own preferences too or whatever it is that attracts them to another, without us having to do all the socializing, but we can interfere if we want for other interactions but not for flirting/talking at first or asking another out if that makes sense.

      I’d like to have paras fall in love on their own with a bit of control as you mentioned being able to decide to proceed upon the feelings they’ve developed towards another. Because I don’t want to have to do all the work to have a para to be in a relationship I think it should be as natural as possible. And even having one sided relationships would be nice, some paras not putting in as much effort as another para does and they’d be able to react accordingly.

      But for online relationships I think it’d be nice to go through profiles and then be able to select a para to contact and the relationships could take off from there.

      Posted June 25, 2020 at 12:40 am
  • I think this idea is really great, because there are different types of relationships in rl and it would also make Paralives stand out and unique from the other games.

    You can also build much better stories, like your Para searching for a Sugar daddy/Sugar mommy to get much money and help her/his family when they are poor, as an example.

    Posted June 24, 2020 at 4:31 pm
    • This would be really interesting and realistic! This would add to the game a lot

      Posted June 25, 2020 at 12:42 am
    • I’m not sure the team will put a Sugar Mommy/Daddy/Baby but that would be interesting.

      Posted July 12, 2020 at 9:51 pm
      • It could be as simple as your para being attracted to wealthy paras!

        Posted September 6, 2020 at 1:22 pm
  • That would be great. I’d love to see Parafolk developing crushes and falling in love through many methods. I hope dating has a lot of time dedicated to it and buildup so each time they take it to the next level it feels impactful.

    It would be cool to have different types of dates based on the Parafolks’ relationship. Co-workers dating could have lunch together at work, while an online couple could watch movies online for a date, meanwhile pen pals can send love letters, etc.

    Posted June 24, 2020 at 5:54 pm
    • I agree different phases should really have more impact especially first like kiss, boyfriend etc. or if the relationship moves to become serious because it was casual before.

      Posted June 25, 2020 at 12:44 am
  • just a note arranged marriage is NOT forced marriage. That’s a common misconception I did have for awhile 3 different methods of this idea. once I remember them I will post them on this thread But i would settle for the option of a friend or a family member “introduce to” option for other potential candidates for

    Posted June 27, 2020 at 8:26 pm
  • I said I would post my ideas on arranged marriage once I remember and I have remember

    Version 1:

    Two women are expecting children and they make a plan of which if their children are opposite genders.. they went their children to get married as grown-ups. When the children are child age the child of the house hold you AREN’T playing come and live in the house for the entire childhood. As teens the two will date, and if they don’t fall for anyone else either as teens or as grown-ups they will marry each other.

    Version 2

    Two women are expecting children and they make a plan of which if their children are opposite genders.. they went their children to get married as grown-ups. As children they go to school and are friends with each other. As Teens they’re told they’re betrothed to each other and they could be like “I can’t marry other person they’re my friend” but like the former if they don’t fall for someone else they get married as grown-ups

    Version 3

    Same start as the previous 2 but for some reason the 2nd family has to move away for some reason (business deal of the parent or something). But as teenager the family 2 moves back to town and the teen kids fall in love with each other and learn they’re betrothal.

    Version 4 “modern version”

    Both the girl and the boy as teens have turned down a lot of potential spouses and the parents’ are at their wits end so that someone (either a relative, a friend, or a matchmaker) suggests the other person and they get to known each other a bit and they get married as YAs

    Posted July 1, 2020 at 2:50 am
    • Your first note on arranged marriages reminds me of the type of arranged marriage that happened in the show reign but she ended up leaving court because his mother was paranoid for her son.

      I like these ideas though! Maybe some could correspond via mail the whole time and never meeting which would make way for pen pals vice versa

      Posted July 1, 2020 at 3:37 am
      • there’s a series of fictional diaries called Royal Diaries of real “princesses” from around the world and from different time periods, from Cleopatra VII to Grand Duchess Anastasia . And in the Indian one, the princess’ cousin sort of has to do something like that.

        Posted July 1, 2020 at 3:41 am
    • It’s one thing to be presented with a *possible* partner but by definition if you tell someone they’re betrothed, you’ve taken away an element of choice and put pressure on them. So while I think it could be interesting for family to strongly encourage a match, etc, I would prefer not to have a game mechanic where a parent can enter a child into an engagement without their consent.

      Posted September 8, 2020 at 3:54 pm
  • just bumping this up a bit

    Posted July 2, 2020 at 3:29 am
  • I love the idea of being able to set up your friends with a date!

    Posted September 6, 2020 at 1:27 pm

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