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 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.
Teens can only ask other teens on a date, while young adults, adults, and elders can ask any of the three ages on a date.
A date partner will have a small blue Plumb Bob above his/her head.