The ability to date girlfriends, first introduced in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, returns in Grand Theft Auto IV.
Like in GTA San Andreas, two of the girlfriends are introduced during the storyline.
Michelle notes that the carnival is closed for repairs and suggests the two play a few frames of bowling.
The two walk to the bowling alley and play a game of bowling.
Like the other relationships that Niko has with his friends in GTA IV, favor can be gained with girlfriends by taking them to different venues around the city.
The other girlfriends, who are encountered during gameplay rather than being attached to missions, are Michelle Cannes, Barbara Schternvart, Helena Wankstein and Katie Zhan.
Michelle, Katie and Helena become available to date once Flint County, Whetstone and San Fierro are unlocked (although Helena is first encountered in Red County, which is accessible from the start of the game, she does not appear until the second region is unlocked).
When they finish, they get back to the apartment and Michelle tells Niko she is interested in more dates with him.
The player does not receive any rewards other being able to date Michelle.