A date meter that shows on the upper right of the screen shows that Sim is on a date.
It displays the date score, the partner's thumbnail, and the partner's aspiration symbol.
A Sim who is already Downtown can approach another Sim and say "Let's Date" or "Let's Hang Out".
The controllable Sim will be able to use the "Ask About Mood" interaction to determine which motive his or her date wants to fulfill at that moment.
Otherwise, when the controllable Sim says goodbye, the date will end, and a pop-up message will appear, and will give the player a general idea of how the date went.
The key is to do fun things together and avoid dating disasters.
Dating is a quick way to build up romantic relationship with another Sim.
It was also reintroduced to The Sims 3 via Patch 22 and the Generations expansion pack, and was included in The Sims 4 base game.
One Sim can ask another to go Downtown, either in person or over the telephone.
A Sim's date will follow him/her and do activities together while they fill up the date meter and fulfill their wants before the time runs out.