This list answers the questions, "What are the best dating sim games?
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There are also GL games, which focus on female/female relationships, and BL Games, which focus on male/male pairings.
There are many variations on this theme: high-school romances are the most common, but a dating sim may also take place in a fantasy setting and involve such challenges as defending one's girl from monsters.
Games where the player character is female and potential objects of affection are male are known as Gx B or otome games.