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These are often found in Tactical RPG games, where unlocking a social link can boost certain stats.For example: in Fire Emblem: Awakening, pairing up two units in battle improves their relationship, which can grant "rank" upgrades in the Social menu.In fact, pornographic dating sims are a sharp minority in commercial dating games.While the genre started in the 1980s, arguably the first dating sim to make it big is Tokimeki Memorial, first released for the PC in 1994. Due to its popularity, the game been remade multiple times (Tokimeki Memorial: Forever With You, Tokimeki Memorial: Densetsu no Ki no Shita de, etc.) and has been ported to multiple systems (Game Boy Color, Play Station, Super Famicom, mobile phones, PSP).
(See for example, the difference between the series, which is very close to a Visual Novel style of gameplay, and the DOA Xtreme series, which is the closest thing to a true Dating Sim with mass-market appeal in the US.) If the game plays out like a Choose Your Own Adventure, that's a Visual Novel.
These dating sim elements are often referred to as Romance Sidequests in the RPG genre.
The most basic definition of the dating sim is a game where the protagonist must choose between multiple potential romantic partners and attempt to woo them.
In the West, dating sims are still seen as a niche market.
Despite Western thought, dating sims are not necessarily pornographic.