Which choices throughout the game do you need to make to get the "Dinner with Kelly" Chambers dialog option. Which characters should you spurn or encourage to make this happen? Which dialog choices with Kelly specifically do you need to make to get to that point?

The Mass Effect — Romance wiki article provides general guidelines, but I must be doing something wrong because I can't get it with the options I've chosen in my last two playthroughs.

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    Kelly doesn't like being left out - if Shepherd has a romance with any of the ME2 crewmates, she won't be interested. Are you pursuing a little something on the side? Commented Oct 27, 2011 at 4:13

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Firstly note Kelly isn't really considered a romance option and won't unlock the Paramour achievement and secondly, any gender can romance kelly XD

Chambers initially is quite formal with the commander, but eventually becomes more relaxed with the commander when he/she talks to her in a flirty manner. Continue to talk to her in a flirty manner, especially after each mission. She will then ask to feed your fish (I didn't have any fish from what I can remember but she still asked anyway.) Now, getting her to have dinner with you must have flirted with her and she must have asked to feed your fish. Once this has been achieved, the "Dinner" conversation will happen around recruiting Thane or completing his loyalty mission. Continue to flirt with her after completing recruiting/loyalty missions but, especially talk to her after recruiting Thane/completing his loyalty mission and you should eventually come to this conversation:

Kelly:- "I'm surprised by Thane's spiritual side etc. I don't know whether to find him scary or sexy"

I then had the option to say either "maybe both?" or "are you into aliens" I picked "maybe both?" (the middle option, if picked dinner is not offered)

Shep:- "A lot of women like bad boys"

Kelly:- "A lot of women like you?"

Shep:- "thats not my thing"

Then asked if she wanted to have dinner with me

Kelly:- "goodness, i haven't stayed up that late since my college days, i had a wonderful evening, thank you Shepard"

Now, if you manage to save her from the collector ship (i.e. only did one mission after your crew was captured (otherwise, I think you lose all crew) and removed her from the collector pod), she will invite you to your personal quarters via your personal messages and she puts on a sexy show for you! She will only dance for you if you have not FULLY romanced anyone else (i.e. sleep with them)

  • Is it any one mission or is it only Legion's loyalty mission that you can do prior to Omega 4?
    – Xantec
    Commented Oct 27, 2011 at 11:53
  • About losing all of the crew, I disagree with that. I did all the loyalty missions AFTER the crew got kidnapped and still managed to save doctor chakwas and a couple crew members from what I recall.
    – user49065
    Commented May 24, 2013 at 23:49
  • @user49065 Chakwas always survives. If you do enough missions before going through the relay then everyone else will die.
    – OrangeDog
    Commented Mar 21, 2023 at 12:10

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