If Shepard pursues a new love interest, the picture of the Mass Effect love interest is turned face down on the desk.
Acting this way has negative consequences for the relationship in Mass Effect 3, provided Shepard survives the events of Mass Effect 2.
They’ll really enjoy themselves, but Eric certainly won’t approve.
Days spoilers reveal that Eric will spot their date in progress.
If Shepard helps the asari consort Sha'ira to stop Septimus from spreading lies and subsequently proving her innocence to Xeltan, Sha'ira will offer a reward of words upon returning to the Consort's Chambers, "an affirmation of who you are and who you will become".
If the Commander expresses dissatisfaction with the offered reward, Sha'ira will initiate a sexual encounter with Shepard.
The options above are considered the main romance interests, capable of granting the Paramour achievement if a relationship has been established.
However, both male and female Shepard may also have romantic interactions with the following characters, which do not prevent the romancing of the main romance options but will not be rewarded with the Paramour Achievement.
He’ll feel like he’s the guy Jennifer should be with, but he won’t know if he can fix this.
Eric will sense that Jennifer’s already moved on, so he’ll definitely have reservations about sharing his feelings.
Jennifer hustled out, so Eric will try to determine why she’s suddenly acting aloof.