In the end, it is just a game and most people are not crazy enough to take it too seriously.
We would recommend you to try out New Love Plus that was released in 2014. In New Love Plus , you will be playing the role of a new transfer student and meet 3 girls named Manaka, Rinko, and Nene.
Dating games are for lonely women and socially inept men who would rather marry a sexy anime character on a pillow than talk to a real girl. And that's the same stigma for all hobbies we consider feminine from romance novels to knitting.
It's usually acceptable for girls and young women to like them, but if a guy expresses interest he's considered unmasculine or creepy.
But what if I told you that all of us have probably been playing dating games for the past 10 years and you didn't even notice?
These are the typical otome dating simulation games that started the trend (otome meaning "maiden" or "girl" in Japanese).
Each girl has her own problems, and as you help them with their issues, you develop emotional connection with them.
While the endings of most dating sims are that you finally get to be with the girl/guy you like, it just does not end that way in New Love Plus .
Most of these games use a tasteful fade-to-black for sex scenes, but some are sexually explicit or outright pornographic.
Called eroge (a portmanteau of "erotic" and "game"), these porn games are usually geared toward men, although there are exceptions.