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.
Some original-English dating sims include Sim Girls, In a typical dating sim, the player controls a male avatar surrounded by female characters.
Dating games are usually based on a point-n-click gameplay with heavy text content in which you can choose several paths.
You must interact with characters and select one or several of them to be your romantic interest.
Or — if you’re more into fantasy games — you can play Knights and Brides and duel other players online.
You may just capture the heart of a clever princess or brave knight while you’re at it!