Before you say anything - I know what you're probably thinking - this doesn't have ANYTHING to do with the Ferris Wheel event with N in BW. No shipping.
... but in B2W2, you actually get to meet a different NPC depending on your gender. You find a lost item for them, exchange calls multiple times, meet up and ride the Ferris Wheel together.
Personally, that looks like a friendly date to me - developing a mild relationship over time, and I find it cute.
There are a lot of places that could be date courses as well in Unova. The bridges, cafes, Pokewood, Nimbasa Amusement Park in general, the PC's hometown, Undella Bay...so why not have the opportunity to meet up with the NPC and spend time together? It doesn't have to be a serious love issue. Just a friendly date spending time together, strolling around, and receiving gifts ranging from PokeToys to Proteins. Maybe you could even choose who to pair up with in the Battle Subway - your date or your gender counterpart.
So how a date works? Just like the call system in HGSS. Remember that if you called gym leaders, you could battle them at the Dojo. The gym leaders also moved around at specific locations.
A date would work similarly. Your date could be at random places at certain times and you could just talk to them. Or, you could simply call for a date. When you meet up, your date will tag along and walk behind you - just like how you team up with NPCs in dungeons. You can talk to your date, or trigger events. The date will be over when you leave the dating location/finish event.
There could also be bonus events - for example, if you are on a date in Castelia City, your date buys you Casteliacones when you talk to the ice-cream stand. A painter could also ask to draw you and your date, and hang a picture in the art gallery - maybe Burgh could compliment on it.
Another example could be in Pokewood. You film a movie, and you watch it with your date - and you'd get more popularity. Or receive an item from your date as congratulations.
Even though pokemon is a kid's game, I think it would be fun if 'friendly love' is included. Personally, it's more healthy than that perverted man trying to peek into a gym full of women.
What do you think?
...guys, don't take it so far - IT'S OPTIONAL.
You can choose to do it, or NOT to do it. It's NOT A MUST. Only an added feature - nothing-like Harvest Moon.
Just something similar to Curtis and Yancy - a mini-side game.
ANY MENTIONS/COMPARISON TO HARVEST MOON OR RUNE FACTORY OR THE LIKE ARE BANNED.
Okay then, those who oppose the idea -
Do you think the Curtis/Yancy sidequest should be banned as well? By their dialogues, I'm quite sure they are fond of the PC, and some of the content hint that they have a slight crush on the PC.