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.
Eroge only gets released to PC because large Japanese game companies do not want to release games with sexual content on their game consoles.
Because of this, Eroge companies make a censored all-ages (15 ) version of the PC version for various consoles.
Some Japanese dating sims may allow the player to have romantic or sexual relationships with characters in their teens.The most common objective of dating sims is to date, usually choosing from among several characters, and to achieve a romantic relationship.The term "dating sim" is also often used incorrectly in English as a generic term for romance-driven games (ren'ai games), a subject matter which is stereotypically associated with the visual novel genre.When the game ends, the player either loses the game if he failed to properly win over any of the girls, or "finishes" one of the girls, often by having sex with her, marrying her (as in Magical Date), and/or achieving eternal love.This gives the games more replay value, since the player can focus on a different girl each time, trying to get a different ending.