Dating sim simulation 2
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.
The subplot of dating is more focused towards choosing one of several girls or guys (dependent on the player character's gender) and offering them presents or joining them on events in the game.
The Star Ocean series of RPGs also feature dating sim elements in a similar manner.
Homosexual relationships are also possible, as there are games with no specific gender lines ("all pairings").
There are also GL games, which focus on female/female relationships, and BL Games, which focus on male/male pairings.
Sexually explicit dating sims may fall into the category of H Game or Eroge.