Games where the player character is female and potential objects of affection are male are known as Gx B or otome games.
Most popular dating sim games
The gameplay involves conversing with a selection of girls, attempting to increase their internal "love meter" through correct choices of dialogue.
The game lasts for a fixed period of game time, such as one month or three years.
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.
Eroge only gets released to PC because large Japanese game companies do not want to release games with sexual content on their game consoles.