I'm really curious if it's just me. I'm a 23 year old Black female simmer. And I've been mostly making and playing families of color with focus on black males. For example, I'm currently playing with ThePleasantSims' Pleasantview world/save file. I rotated through the families and added a few of my own created ones to add to the town. However, I'm mostly playing as the Dreamer family with focus on Dirk Dreamer and his life as my "founder" sim. I broke him up with Lilith Pleasant and paired him with a created sim, Leia, who is of the same race as Dirk.
I have made sims of different races/cultural backgrounds before, but I tend to default to making families that are similar to my own, be it their race or family structure. And I noticed that I often gravitate to playing as a male sim.
What I'm curious about is if other simmers have noticed if they do something similar to this, playing their own race or opposite gender more often. I'm really curious especially after listening to a black simmer say she mostly makes black sims because she is herself black and often females because, well, she's a female.
And while I love the sims 2 and 3, I have to give props to the sims 4 for having more Textured hair options, making POC CAS a lot easier. I've been on a kick recently of downloading S4 to S2/S3 conversations and that's when I noticed how hard it is to find good textured hair for the older sims games.
These are my thoughts and I want to hear yours.
(Please keep the discussion peaceful and reflective ✌🏾)