To play the game no online authentication is required.
This was done in response to consumer complaints with EA's other games that made use of Secu ROM DRM, such as Spore.
The player must organize his or her time between asking out members of the opposite sex and developing his or her abilities at school and sport (with the long-term goal of becoming more seductive, not out of any intrinsic value).
Dates are frequent but very brief, with usually only one multiple-choice question to determine whether your partner's love meter will increase or decrease.
The title was to be released on February 20, 2009 according to the official The Sims 3 website, but was delayed worldwide to June 2, 2009.