This Guide to Relationships in The Sims 4 will teach you how conversation between Sims works, how they build Friendships/Romances, and what you can do to speed up that process.I'll provide tips for learning a Sim's Traits and getting the Friendship bar to move faster in the positive direction as well as useful Socials for making Friends.

We will focus on Friendships for now, and expand on Romance with this guide and Woohoo/Mess Around for Teens here.

If you can make Friends, you can definitely find a Boyfriend or Girlfriend for your Sim, so reading either of these should help.

Friendship, Romance Bars and Decay For each Sim you know, there will be a Friendship (green) and Romantic (pink) bar that indicate your selected Sim's standing with the target.

The further these go to the right, the more options you'll get for interacting with them.

The Sims will Chat amongst one another in between uses of Socials.

Chatting in groups seems to just be a nice visual trick to make the game more immersive.

Despite how it looks, Sims only gain or lose Relationship when one of them uses a Social Interaction on another, and the gains/losses are between those two Sims.

When your Sim doesn't interact with another for days, you will see these bars go down.

A past friend or old flame will be easier to build back up to where it was before, as you should have more options.

Conversation When Sims use Socials, they are drawn into a Chat.

Each of the Sims can use a social and draw another in, to the point that your Sim may be interacting with a number of them.