You either get to choose a gender at the start of the game or your gender doesn’t matter in that dating game.
Some of the gameplay may be a little different from traditional dating games.
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.
The degree of sexual content varies, but may often include intercourse.