Sim dates (or Otome Games) are a popular visual novel sub-genre where you, as the player, have to get the male and/or female characters to fall in love with you in order to get the good/true endings of the routes. If done right, the story and the gameplay are rather worth the countless amounts of laughter, tears and moments of frustration from trying to choose the correct answers in order to get a good ending. One example of a dating sim is the korean dating sim that blew up the internet: Mystic Messenger. After this, many people decided to check out other dating sim games. I've played dating sim games for years now, but, of course, I will never forget my first dating sim I ever played.