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'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.
The mechanism is similar to that of a party, but dating can be done on a community lot and only involves two Sims.
If the date takes place on community lot, Sims must not be more than one hour late.
Otherwise, the Sim's date will be stood up and will be furious.
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.When they arrive, the date will be over, and the situation will be one Sim visiting another.One Sim can ask another to go to Vacation Island or Old Town.The time increases every time the score reaches a higher threshold on the date meter.The Sims will get of additional time for reaching Good Date, for Great Date, and for Dream Date, but nothing more thereafter.A date and an outing are two similar scenarios, but Sims cannot be on a date and an outing at the same time. Like other romantic interactions, asking Sim on a date will trigger romantic interest, jealousy, and can only be done by teens and older.