You either get to choose a gender at the start of the game or your gender doesn’t matter in that dating game.
Some of the gameplay may be a little different from traditional dating games.
To build your relationship you must talk to potential dates, ask them questions (and remember their answers) and give them gifts.
You can build their interest further by building stats that they find attractive.
There are many variations on this theme: high-school romances are the most common, but a dating sim may also take place in a fantasy setting and involve such challenges as defending one's girl from monsters.
The aim of dating games is to find, date and get with the man or woman that you desire.
This involves searching the city to find the people you like and then getting them interested enough to want you.
These games often feature a day-night cycle with a time scheduling system that provides context and relevance to character interactions, allowing players to choose when and if to interact with certain characters, which in turn influences their responses during later conversations.
While bishōjo games make up the bulk of dating sims, other types of games exist.
The censored version contains far more endings and new added scenes due to the absence of sexual scenes.