This can lead to confusion, as visual novels are considered a subgenre of adventure games and are not technically included in the dating sim genre.
While the two genres often share a common visual presentation, dating sims are sometimes considered to be more statistically based than the "choose your own adventure" style of visual novels.
Dating sims, or relationship simulation role-playing games (RS-RPG), are a video game subgenre of simulation games, usually Japanese, with romantic elements.
Although some virtual dating games are different, most dating sim games give you a certain amount of days to get into a relationship.
Our dating games collection will put your seduction skills to the test.
We have dating games for boys (where you play as a man), dating games for girls (where you play as a woman) and other dating games where your gender doesn’t matter.
Select a dating game from one of our three categories: In these dating sim games it doesn’t matter whether you are a girl or guy.
You either get to choose a gender at the start of the game or your gender doesn’t matter in that dating game.