There is also often a pure dating aspect of gameplay in simulations.
In 2006, Famitsu's listings for the Top 20 selling love games included seven otome games.
Generally one of the goals, besides the main plot goal, is to develop a romantic relationship between the female player character and one of several male characters.
This genre is most established in Japan, and is mostly made up of visual novels and simulation games; particularly dating sims and life simulation games.
Meet Yukinari a high-schooler who has an unusual allergic rash whenever his around girls except when he’s next to Miharu, which is a girl from another world.
When Yukinari comes back to earth he no longer has that problem.