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.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.
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.
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.
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 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.Sims will not get a time penalty if their date score drops to a lower threshold, nor will they get another time extension for reaching a tier if they have reached it once.While Sims are on a date, they can go almost anyplace, though there are several exceptions.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.