I feel like I've hit a bit of a snag in my current save today and so I got to wondering if anyone here would be willing to provide some feedback on the townies and their experiences with them as a spouse to their sim(s)?
I know that not every save file is exactly the same, and I've noticed that the same sims who were friends in one save can hate each other in the next, so I'm not expecting every townie I've played to "click" as well with my sim as they did in a different save. That being said, I will say I've played my current sims on at least four different occasions in four different save files over time, so the sim I'm looking to marry off has been with a few townies. She's married Joaquin Le Chien in a couple saves, she's married Salim Benali in one, and in another, she married a game-generated townie. These sims have been pretty great partners to her, but I've yet to really feel the "sparks" I have with other couples I've paired together. When pairing sims, I usually watch to see which sims actively seek mine out, if the other sim balances the relationship out with as many friendly socials as romantic ones, keep an eye on my sim's whims, etc., but it's just not going that way in my current save. She's got a little flirtation going on with Salim Benali and he's been very hot and cold so far. He'll come on really strong one day, but the next, ignore her completely and leave the lot without so much as talking to her once. He'll even start browsing the web on his phone when she's in the middle of a conversation with him. I'm not sure if his lazy trait is to blame, but I'm pretty put-off by him right now and I'm thinking she needs to pursue someone else.
So here comes my question: which townies have been the best partner/spouse to your sims? Also, have any stood out as great parents? I have all SPs, GPs, and EPs, so no one's really off the table except for Max Villareal as I plan on marrying him off to her younger sister once they age to YAs. I'm not super keen on pairing her with a non-committal sim, but they're certainly not off-limits for suggestion. If it helps, her traits are Romantic, Good, and Perfectionist. She's also looking to find her soulmate, so she has the Alluring bonus trait.