Adds the ability for Sims to leave their homes and travel to new destinations. In this expansion pack, the new destination is composed of ten new lots and is called "Downtown". All of the following expansion packs for The Sims add new destinations as well. Hot Date also introduces a revamped relationship system involving short and long term relationship. Sims can also carry inventory and give gifts to other Sims. Hot Date also adds a variety of items and new characters.