Simulation games about dating
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The outcome of each encounter is either a score (the date offers you a phone number) or a failure, with the potential date pronouncing you a loser.
Hot Date is an adult game, with the potential for blurred-out R-rated encounters (called "woo hoo") between the player's Sim character and one or more characters not controlled by the player.
The website features a range of downloadable dating simulation games.
These include titles like Alphinator, designed as instructions for picking up women; Wings II Fragments of You, a visual novel where the player becomes a character; and Summer Schoolgirls, a game targeted toward girls where the player attempts to help out her in-game roommate.
Some games are rated by both editors and users, some only by users and others (often the newest games) are not rated at all.
Chris Blank is an independent writer and research consultant with more than 20 years' experience.The setting for Hot Date is primarily located "downtown," with a player's main Sim character avatar encountering one or more "townies" or inviting a current romantic interest on a venture downtown.