Cherchez La Femme

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For the male player character equivalent perk, see Confirmed Bachelor.
Cherchez La Femme
Fallout: New Vegas
requirementsLevel 2
female character
effects+10% damage against same sex, plus unique dialogue options.
base id001361b3

In combat, you do +10% damage against female opponents. Outside of combat, you'll sometimes have access to unique dialogue options when dealing with the same sex.

Fallout: New Vegas game files

Cherchez La Femme is a female character perk in Fallout: New Vegas.


This perk gives females an additional +10% damage bonus on other female targets, and more dialogue options with certain female characters.

Unique dialogue optionsEdit

  • The Omerta receptionist in Gomorrah can be convinced to talk about the Family during the fourth part of the quest The House Always Wins.
  • A courier who also has high Charisma can flirt with Corporal Betsy in Camp McCarran.
  • Joana can be slept with for free in Gomorrah.
  • Dazzle will halve her price for sex to 50 caps in Gomorrah.
  • Generic prostitutes can be convinced to talk about Cachino for the quest Wild Card: Side Bets.
  • Sweetie will hand over the key to Saint James' room for free.
  • Cass's comments on not liking "soft men" can be replied to, claiming that they are "rarely a problem". Cass will respond by nervously saying that when she's drunk, she doesn't care who she shares a bed with.
  • Christine can be calmed down more easily in the Dead Money add-on and asked about her past.
  • Light Switch 02 in the Old World Blues add-on has unique dialog and can eventually be seduced.
  • Some dialog options with Dala, one of the think tanks in Old World Blues.
  • Your brain can be flirted with in Old World Blues.

Behind the scenesEdit

"Cherchez La Femme" is a French idiom which translates literally as "search for the woman" and can be understood best as meaning when a man has a problem, there is surely a woman at the source.

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