Can they be advanced if you don't actively use the companion while questing, soloing, etc?
I'm not talking about simply gaining affection points, I mean are there points in your class story that you need
a certain companion out to be able to romance them, or can all of this be done on your ship/in a cantina when they want to talk to you?
I've always done the options she likes and have always picked the +40/150 options when she wants to talk, but I'm not always entirely sure when they come in, since I've got a number of +40s just doing my own story arc out on planets.
Thanks in advance!