No, he's not the only one.
I'd have loved to be able to have a romance with a female NPC ... but I must admit that none of them are thoroughly attractive to me, especially in the light of the serious storyline and the time pressure you are under (at least theoretically).
Imoen looks great (love that new portrait!), but she's your little sister by both blood and upbringing, so I wouldn't even think about it. Mazzy? Nice portrait, great voice, good character, but she's a halfling. Call me prejudiced in the heights department.
Aerie is more of a kid than Imoen, and in serious need of therapy, not a lover. Is it just me, or does her portrait make her look like a deer caught in the headlights? Nice tattoes, though.
Nalia just plain annoys me ... everything about her does, from her portrait and voice right down to her character. Okay, maybe she's more naive than hypocritical, but she is in definite need of a reality check regarding her own attitude. And Viconia? Ugh. Apart from my principal dislike of drow and evil characters, anyone who tries playing mind games with my PC is in serious
That leaves Jaheira. A good friend, a strong character, cool voice, okay looks (the old portrait was much better IMO) ... but she's more of an older
sister (remember, she was to be your caretaker should Gorion die early) than anything. Still, she's by far the best option, and of the three existing female love interests, her romance is the only one that's decently integrated into the storyline. I think that unlike Aerie and Viconia, Jaheira also has the experience and strength of character to support you through your
rather significant troubles, and once your soul is ripped out, you need your partner to be strong for both your sakes.
Well, that's one gal's take on the female NPCs. Enough rambling for now ... I think I'll give Jaheira's romance a try in my next game.
*grabs a can of bugspray in advance*
"Beware of the blindness of those who would follow, and the damnable lure of those who would lead."
"Mmm? What's this? You gots hammer? Bhaal once drop hammer on big godly toe. Jump around and swear for days, he did. Kicked poor me all the way to Baator. Very bad week, that."
- Cespenar the imp