The most common objective of dating sims is to date, usually choosing from among several characters, and to achieve a romantic relationship.
The term "dating sim" is also often used incorrectly in English as a generic term for romance-driven games (ren'ai games), a subject matter which is stereotypically associated with the visual novel genre.
You play a 20-something single guy in a new city where you don't know very many people and you are looking to meet some new people, especially female people. This is my attempt to Americanize the dating sim visual novel.
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.
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While VN's with dating sim elements are allowed in the database, dating sims with brief VN elements are not.