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.
Players would often use this as a way of letting Sims go to Old Town by themselves, so that something such as going to sell vegetables or buy pet treats wouldn't have to be a family excursion.
In The Sims 2: Nightlife, dating is a mini-game scenario involving two Sims.
There is no timer or scoring, but if things go badly, the date may autonomously decide to leave.
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 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.
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.
If the date takes place on community lot, Sims must not be more than one hour late.