Teens are not included in the console games based on The Sims 2, The Sims Bustin' Out, and The Sims Medieval.
The teen life stage is not present in The Sims, as Sims in this game do not age.
These people will have dates on a regular basis, and they may or may not be having sexual relations.
This period of courtship is sometimes seen as a precursor to engagement or marriage.
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However, the manuals and help messages for The Sims 2 and The Sims Stories refers to them as "Teen".
In game, the teen life stage represents a Sim's life from approximately age 12 or 13 to approximately age 17 or 18.
Players can download custom head and body skins which can give a Sim the appearance of being a teen.
The life stage is featured in The Sims Free Play with the Teenagers update, in which pre-teens can grow up to the teen life stage by completing a certain quest.