Thank you all for your comments. I don't seem to have a problem with the Count/Countess' now. I do realize that they are not to be feared though. I'm very careful around them, just to be safe. My playable sims do not purposely chat with them often. The darker male, Count Joel Wren in my game, is such a pussycat. I checked him and realized he was set to bi, lol, explains why he seemed to prefer talk/joke with my male sims.
The young boy that played water balloon fight with him started a trend. Joel would approach my sims wanting to play that a lot afterward. I would let them, then later remove him from their relationship panel. I now have 1 vampire sim of my own who is at university and engaged to General Buzz Grunt's daughter, they make a sweet couple and he is a lot of fun. I also got the garlic a few days ago and passed it out to my sims and all townies just to be safe. Almost forgot to mention another problem. Although clothing is set to formal, it's rare they change from winter outerwear, with the exception of dating couple, they're already changed on arrival in the taxi. This restaurant is so busy with only 5 small tables with 2 chairs each and the outerwear takes away from the atmosphere of what the restaurant is intended to be.
Now I do have another problem which I can't seem to solve with visitor controller, I also use simblender. (I don't use many mods as I don't understand pc/game stuff that much, yet don't find all their quirks annoying, just some) I made a small, fancy restaurant for formal wear only and use it for Dream Dates. It is a perfect place mostly. I've gotten over 30 perfect dates for steady, engaged and even married couples with only 1 fail due to lag. The problem is the hostess hijacks my dates before I can get them out of there, a few times even during the date. I always offer a ride home and they rarely make it to the taxi. This also causes the taxi not to leave unless I 'select' the date and try to force them to go, this does not always work, it's like they're in a trance and can't be controlled easily. My sims are used a lot as customers which also causes the problem of them being fat when I go to their houses. They eat, go back to be seated and eat again, it is getting very frustrating.
I guess my question is, would ban all keep my playables out and still allow the dating couple in even if not in a controlled group? (some options don't show up if in a controlled group and is more of a challenge which I like) If that will work then I want to set up the restaurant just for 1 couple or a family type group. I also tested how to take a family for a fancy meal using the group activity. That worked very well except the silly mom :halo:wouldn't leave because she had young children at home even though the children were going. So the dad and his 4 children had a fun, formal night out without her.
visitor controller very much though. I have a suggestion for those looking for a quiet, relaxing lot. I made a 1x1 fishing spot. I just hit the middle of the lot with the water tool once or twice, fixed around the edges a little bit. I filled in the back part with trees and added flowers around the sides leaving enough space for fishing around the pond. I added lights among the trees and flowers for nighttime. This makes the environment scale full. I usually take a family there and if a family friend or other relative walks by I 'ask to join'. If an unwanted sim comes by, I use sim blender and drain their comfort which makes them leave. Once there are about 8-10 desired sims, no others will join in, they just pass by. I max up all motives on the desired sims and they stay for quite awhile. This also gives all sims food to stock the fridge. I also place soothing music on the lot which is very relaxing for me while I just sit and watch them all enjoy the visit. Relationships
go up amongst all sims too. Most of them will also catch the red trout, I think that's the name that comes up under wants occasionally.