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.

Clicking the partner's aspiration symbol will expand or collapse a display that shows his or her Wants and Fears.

The date score ranges over seven tiers: The date score rises as the Sims do fun things together, build their relationship, and fulfill wants.

Some examples of dating disasters are aspiration failure, failing to pay a dining bill, having a bladder failure, being caught cheating, or being beaten by Mrs. In short, most bad things are considered as dating disasters.

As a date begins, the timer immediately appears with the initial time of 3 Sim hours.

A date partner will have a small blue Plumb Bob above his/her head.

There are several ways to ask Sims on a date: A date can occur at residential or community lot. If the date is made from a phone, the player must decide where the date will occur.

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.

However, if things go really well, the "Invite Home" interaction will appear.

If it's chosen and accepted, the controllable Sim will call a taxicab, and both Sims will get in and go to that Sim's house.

When they arrive, the date will be over, and the situation will be one Sim visiting another.