Girlfriends GTA: San Andreas


GTA: San Andreas Girlfriends Guide

- by IKHAM

This guide covers all you need to know about girlfiends. How to get them, how to please them and most importantly what they offer you.

Contrary to popular belief, girlfriends are not essential to completing the game 100%. They are merely a fun alternative to the game that offer rewards for dating them. You do not need to date every girlfriend. You dont have to date any, but some have good rewards.

WARNING!! - This guide may contain spoilers. Read at your own risk.

Girlfriend Overview

During the mission Burning Desire you will need to rescue a girl from a burning building. After you do this, she becomes your girlfriend whether you like it or not. This is CJ's first girlfriend, but not the last. You can date up to 6 girls in total all at the same time, if you want.

Each girl becomes available as you progress through the game but not all of them are aquired through missions. Some of them can be found around San Andreas and it is up to you to meet each girl's tastes. We'll go into that in more detail later in this guide.

Finding a Girlfriend

First off, you have to find them. Denise Robinson and Millie Perkins will pose no problem, because you meet these girls during missions. The others however take a bit more searching.

Below is the locations of each girlfriend, not found during missions. Each girl has a blue arrow above their heads and will be standing around doing various things, like talking to someone or shooting a gun.

Sex Appeal

Sex appeal is very important when getting a girlfriend and turning up to a date. Most of the sex appeal is achieved through the clothing, tattoos and haircut CJ has. But pulling up in a car with high sex appeal also contributes well (check out the vehicle images guide for sex appeal values of each car)

Dating Progress

Once you start dating a girl, your initial progress with her will be 15%. This will go up when you date her with a successful date. It will go down, if you dont date her, or a date goes badly.

Each girl has their own unique favourite type of date (which we will go into later in the guide), but each girl likes flowers. Flowers add a tiny amount of progress to the date and can be found all over san andreas, but later in this guide i will show you the nearest flowers to the girlfriends home. (to give flowers, select them from your weapons and go up to her and press L1. You may need to press it several times)

So why should you bother progressing with girlfriends? Well each girl offers rewards for higher dating progression, which will be detailed later.

Successful Dating

Successful dates depend on a number of factors. Firstly the condition in which CJ arrives on the date. Make sure CJ has high sex appeal and make sure your car isnt a wreck either.

There are several types of dates, depending on what girl you are dating. There are drinking dates, food dates, dancing dates and driving dates. When you meet your girl, she will tell you what she wants to do. If it's a drinking/food/dancing date, icons will appear on the map to show you where the locations of these places are. Driving dates depend on which girl you are dating, but can range from cruising about, driving fast as possible or driveby's.

Whatever date you take your girl on, DONT WASTE HER. You might expect her to appear again, but she doesnt. Once she's dead, she's dead.

The Girls
Denise Robinson
Denise Robinson
Helpful map: Denise's Map
Location: Do the mission Burning Desire and you will meet denise and become her girlfriend in that mission.
First Appearance: In the mission Burning Desire.
Tastes: She doesnt seem to be bothered about CJ's appearance as you meet this girl in a mission.
At Home: Come by her house after 16:00 hours.
Date she likes: If she asks to do a driveby, go into enemy gang territories and try to find some enemy gang members. She will lean out the window and shoot at them when you get close. Keep doing this until she wants to go home. If she asks for a food date, take her to the cluckin bell south of her house.
Invites you in for "coffee": After 40-50% progress
Rewards: After 50% progress with denise, the green hustler parked outside her house becomes unlocked, but if you get a tractor or tow truck, you can drag the hustler to your garage and unlock it that way. After 100% progress you will get a pimp suit. Seeing as you get one later in the game much more easily, there doesnt seem much point in dating this girl.
Helena Wankstein
Helena Wankstein
Helpful map: Helena's Map
Location: Go to the small town of blueberry and find ammunation. If she is there at that time, you will here her firing a gun at a target range beside ammunation up some steps.
First Appearance: Because her pickup point is in the badlands, she doesnt come availabe for dating until you unlock San Fierro and the Badlands
Tastes: Doesnt like much muscle or fat. Make sure CJ has less than 25% muscle and as little fat as possible, but make sure he has alot of sex appeal at the same time. Get a nice bike and ride it up to her on the balcony and get off it to ask her for a date. This will give you a little bit extra sex appeal.
At Home: Come by her house after 14:00 hours.
Date she likes: Helena likes to eat in restaurants and the closest place to take her is the reastaurant in Rodeo, Los Santos. If she wants a driving date, drive slowly because she doesnt like speed.
Invites you in for "coffee": After 70% progress
Rewards: Right from the moment you start dating her, a Bandito appears at her farm. Alsoa flamethrower, chainsaw, molotov cocktails, and a pistol appear in a shed next to the farm building. At 50% progress with Helena, it is reported that you get the keys to the bandito, but actually, you can drive the bandito from the moment it spawns there. At 100% you get country style clothes (oooo how rewarding). Overall, there is not much point in dating her to 100%, but just going out with gives you a Bandito.
Michelle Cannes
Michelle Cannes
Helpful map: Michelle's Map
Location: Enter the driving school and she can be found inside talking to someone.
First Appearance: As soon as you can get into the driving school
Tastes: She likes a fat man, so get CJ up to at least 50% fat (a few visits to a fast food restaurant is all this may take. Eat 10 portions of food and no more to gain maximum fat per day. If you eat more than 10 portions, CJ will puke and lose all the fat gained.)
At Home: Just after 00.00 hours. (it appears as though it's difficult to catch Michelle in. Lot's of people have reported her to be 'never in' and I myself have had trouble catching her in. Keep trying though, she will eventually be at home).
Date she likes: She really likes drinking dates so take her to one of those, if she wants that kind of date. Sometimes she'll want you to drive fast, so do that but try not to crash. There is also a special type of date that involves helena driving the car instead of CJ. When on this type of date, helena will drive and you can control the camera. Dont get out the car though otherwise it will fail the date.
Invites you in for "coffee": After 40% progress
Rewards: As soon as you start dating her, you can use the garage next to her apartment, which acts as a pay n spray only it's free. After 50% progress, the monster truck that spawns next to her apartment becomes unlocked and at 100% you get the racing suit outfit. Overall, she's worth going out with for the monster truck and the free pay n spray, but as for the suit, it doesnt seem worth it.
Katie Zhan
Katie Zhan
Helpful map: Katie's Map
Location: At the north east corner of the golf course in San Fierro, katie is practicing Marital arts near some bushes. You should be able to see her easily from the road.
First Appearance: As soon as you have access to San Fierro
Tastes: Lot's of muscle and lots of sex appeal. Try to aim for about 75% muscle or more.
At Home: Just after 12.00 hours
Date she likes: If she requests a food date, take her to the diner just north of her house. If she requests a drive, then you'll have to cruise around. Take her to china town to increase her fun meter quicker.
Invites you in for "coffee": about 50% progression in dating.
Rewards: Dating Katie allows you to come out of hospital with your weapons, which is cool enough reason to date her. At 50% you will be able to unlock the hearse outside her house (dont ask me why there is hearse outside her house) and at 100% you will unlock the Medic uniform.
Barbara Schternvart
Barbara Schternvart
Helpful map: Barbara's Map
Location: Find the sheriffs building in El Quebrados, The desert. She'll be outside talking to someone.
First Appearance: As soon as you get access to Las Venturas and the desert.
Tastes: She likes a fat man, so get CJ up to at least 50% fat (a few visits to a fast food restaurant is all this may take. Eat 10 portions of food and no more to gain maximum fat per day. If you eat more than 10 portions, CJ will puke and lose all the fat gained.)
At Home: Just after 00.00 hours
Date she likes: If she wants a food date, take her to the diner just south west of where you pick her up. Ocasionally she will ask to go dancing which is a real pain, because your pretty far from any dance clubs. On driving dates, she will want you to cruise and not speed.
Invites you in for "coffee": After 60% progress
Rewards: A very cool reward when you first start dating her. She is a cop, so when you get busted, you get to keep your weapons and no money is taken from you. At 50% you will get to drive her ranger that spawns outside the sheriffs office. At 100% you will recieve the police uniform in your wardrobe. However, the police uniform does not let you get in the military areas such as the Naval base or restricted area in the desert without getting a wanted level.
Millie Perkins
Millie Perkins
Helpful map: Millie's Map
Location: You will meet Millie in the mission 'Key to her heart'. You will automatically become her girlfriend during this mission.
First Appearance: During the mission 'key to her heart'
Tastes: Because it's for a mission, there is no special taste that you need to satisfy in order to go out with her.
At Home: Just after 12.00 hours
Date she likes: Take her to a restaurant if she wants a food date. She also likes driving dates that are just cruising around. Wear the gimp suit to a date and she'll just want to go indoors for some 'fiki fiki' (if you dont know what im talking about, dont ask!).
Invites you in for "coffee": Wear the gimp suit and you can do it anytime.
Rewards: Dating Millie is part of the main story. You need to date her enough, in order to get a key card to Caligula's casino. You will get this key card around 35%. At 50% you can drive her pink Club, which is parked outside her house when she is home. No reward for 100%.

User Submitted tips

Tip submitted by BaHaMuT
It says that you need at least 50% fat to be able to start dating Barbera and/or Michelle... Now I'm not sure about Michelle, but when I drove up to Barbera on my PCJ, she said I was too skinny... However, next thing I got me a nice car (Comet) which boosted my Sex Appeal to 100%, and she DID accept me! (asks for my number right away... wish it was that easy in real life, eh? :P)

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darclear Jul 18, 2006, 06:25 am
Denise should be there after 1600, Might get a Cornrow haircut to increase sex appeal, 30% boost. Most tats are same 1-3% boost no matter what you get.

Italian fan: Michelle likes bars(from what i read here, i havent dated her yet), not fast food. And you may have gotten to the end credits(i have never skipped a mission and been able to complete), but the game is not over. still lots to do. Attack Rival casino(which entails dating to get the keycard) find all bonus items, spraypaint all gang tags, Find all photo op spots, date all girlfriends, get gold on all school training courses, win all races, etc etc etc...

One last note, starvation decreases fat faster than working out. but you lose muscle as well.
Phaz3r. May 10, 2006, 08:04 pm
Dear g-unleashed, by the girl "Michelle Cannes" you say:

At Home: Just after 00.00 hours. (it appears as though it's difficult to catch Michelle in. Lot's of people have reported her to be 'never in' and I myself have had trouble catching her in. Keep trying though, she will eventually be at home).

You know why?

People who say that or saw that.. they drove to her by car and drive next to her... than you wouldn't see the red didget and MTA icon.

If you just step out your car later than 00.00 houre the girl will be there ;)
E.S. Apr 28, 2006, 04:32 pm
Look ... you don't need to get your fat at the 50% what i did was just eat sum when it was 30 % i go to DS then i buy tweeded Jacket and a tweeded Pats and Black shoes... and that makes your SEX OPEAL very high... soo you dont need to get your fat at the 50% i think becuase i go one time to michelle whit bad cloes what makes your SEX OPEAL 3%? and she said that is was 2 skinny then i go to DS i buyed sum good close then i go to michelle and THEN she said that i was good enough ... i also did this by Barbara 2 it works really so dont go and eat... soo much ... you just need sum 30% fat and very good close...

and i wanna give a ohter tip look when your date is over... go to your save house.. and save sum times.. becuase if you save 1 one time you go 6 ours next then save sum time when its 00:00 or somting then go to barbara or mischelle thats the fast way to get your skill high
Joman92 Oct 6, 2005, 11:34 pm
Another note: Eating 10 meals isn't the maximum number of meals you can eat a day, you can actually eat eleven of the most expensive non-salad meals without blowing chunks.
Joman92 Oct 6, 2005, 11:31 pm
There are 2 suits, a skin tight Gimp Suit you get by dating Millie Perkins, and a Pimp Suit you get by dating Denise Robinson.

Also: There's an easier way to get Millie's keycard, KILL HER! Then wait for the call from Woozie and go into her house and get it.
rnc Jul 7, 2005, 10:53 am
Dating Denise shouldn't be a problem for anybody, but for other girls, if your sex appeal is high enough, they girls won't care how you look. Michelle and Barbara became my girlfriends even when I was muscular to the max. (Note: I collected all oysters in San Andreas prior to dating Barbara and all oysters in Los Santos and San Fierro areas prior to dating Michelle.) With all oysters collected, dating Millie becomes easy. She wants "coffee" after the first date and by the end of the second date, I have access to her house, where I get to pick up a dildo and the access card. (You can actually pick up a dildo from the gimp you first killed -- use that dildo as a gift on your date with Millie.) Hope that helps.
San_An_Master Jul 5, 2005, 10:31 pm
if you need help with girlfriends instead of just zooming straight down the the forum why dont you look at the very detailed descriptions of where they are.
Since so many people have trouble with Millie i find that putting in the faster clock cheat THEN the atv cheat she will always appear, just take the faster clock off during the clip of her walking out. Then she will always show up after 12. The atv cheat must fix a glitch.
Ruby-Ann Jul 4, 2005, 12:08 pm

You can date with here after 00:00
phil Jul 1, 2005, 10:08 pm
accordin the brady games guide
it says millie is home 02:00-10:00 and 14:00-18:00 hopfeully that can help you guys out
JJ Koby Jun 25, 2005, 03:54 am
Some of the girls are not patient and need to have more, because they ditch you on a date and your progress with her will go down. You have be near a bar that is close or else they will jump out of the car, If you want to stay with them DO NOT KILL THEM, they are not like regular pedestrians and will be gone forever unless you restart the game.
cow Jun 18, 2005, 01:20 am
if u want to lose mussle you find a bobcat the truck. it works best, or on the back of a train. you jump in the back of the bobcat and you cant fall out now if u leave the game for an hour all your musle should be gone. if u stand on a car it acts like you are runing so u lose mucle fast
Max Jun 7, 2005, 04:16 pm
hey im not a member of this forum but just to help u guys out if any of your girlfriends dont appear (that is dates that dont appear) even in the times there soposed to, then go save it 6 times in a row. I know this sounds wierd but it really works, u will find it on numerus other sites as well. This also solves a number of other annoying glitchs, such as always being to tired to work out.
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