Sim romance dating games
is a story-based video game that is targeted towards women.
Generally one of the goals, besides the main plot goal, is to develop a romantic relationship between the female player character and one of several male characters.
The potential partners usually require a certain parameter or parameters to be at a certain level for them to fall in love with you.
There is also often a pure dating aspect of gameplay in simulations.
At certain points, or when the player passes certain requirements, special events can occur, often with a "CG" (computer graphic) as a reward.
This CG is a set picture featuring the love interest and sometimes the main character in a pose, and some dialogue.
In simulation otome games, there is also other gameplay which affects the plot, either by playing minigames or by raising stats.