San Andreas introduces the ability for the player to pick up dates and go out with them.The main reason to date a girl is to get a special bonus in exchange.
If she's not home the red marker and car won't be there, and if CJ tries to visit anyway a text message will tell him she's not home.
Upon entering the marker, one of several types of dates is chosen randomly and the girl will tell CJ where to take her.
However CJ's girlfriends, just like in real life, require upkeep and pampering, and the right care for their personality and tastes.
There are six girls found around the map that are dateable.
If she's home a two-player icon (PS2 and Xbox only) and a red marker will appear, along with her car.
Simply walk or drive into the red marker to begin the date.
They have a blue marker above their head to alert the player to this fact.
Each girl can only be found in one particular place (see below).
There are two answers to this situation, one better than the other, but both bad. If you go too near the jealous date, both parties have caught you cheating. If you go far enough away from the jealous date, only the jealous date has caught you cheating, and the current date can still be a success.
This remains a bad situation however, because whoever catches you cheating will dump you the next time you see her, no matter what else happens.
If you take her to a place she likes, you get sappy music and a happy cutscene. If not, you get Rage Against the Machine and a failed date.