Being a gamer can be a lonely experience. Multiplayer allows us to engage with more gamers online, and we may find ourselves playing with the same group of people daily. Meeting that special someone ends up presenting an even greater challenge. To combat this, some developers have decided to merge romance and video games. Some games like Mass Effect allow players to combine gameplay with optional romances. Visual novels exploded in popularity in Japan and many were soon translated officially or by fans to the English language.
No matter your method, dating isn't easy. You can post up in your local watering hole and keep your eyes peeled for a gal or nonbinary person who strikes your fancy. You could ask your friends to set you up with one of their friends. Or you could join a club, take a class, or get engaged with a queer advocacy group where you're likely to meet like-minded romantic interests.
Sometimes one seeks out a video game in order to escape from their real-life and explore a fantasy world the likes of which they could never experience in reality. And sometimes people choose to play games that are so similar to their own lives that they allow players to live out their wildest dreams in the most realistic setting possible. The latter type of game comes to life in the form of the simulation genre of games. One of the most popular subgenres in the simulation world is the dating simulation game which also covers a number of themes and genres. Below are some of the best dating sims in the market.
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