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.
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.
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.