Now, today because of YouTube and the Internet we all know about dating sims, but back then I had never heard of dating sims, and at first I thought it was really weird and kinda creepy. But today, I realize that these games provide fun and stress relief to many people, and recently I came across some evidence that Dating Sims can help you to become more successful in relationships.
History of Dating Sims cnet. Visual novels are a game combined with a novel. Generally, the game is played with dialogue trees, with large blocks of text over static backgrounds. Once these games started to catch on, they began to delve into different subjects, and what are people more interested in than love? How Do Dating Sims Work desudaily. The higher your score the more successful your relationship will be.
Now, I do want to make one thing clear. While most dating sims are geared toward men, especially the more sexually explicit ones, dating sims aimed at a female audience are also very popular. For example, the game popular among YouTubers Haotoful Boyfriend. How Dating Sims Help You kotaku. Well below are some ways that dating sims can help you. Also, a special thanks to MatPat at The Game Theorists channel on YouTube, please check out his videos on this topic for a lot more useful information.
Your score goes up and down as you speak, interact, give gifts, and go on dates with your partner s in the game. Basically, this score measures your propinquity. Propinquity is the idea that the closer you are with someone the more fondness they will have for you.
In other words, you are less likely to have a successful relationship with someone you meet on the street, and more likely to have a successful relationship with someone you see often. Dating sims teach us that if you want to find love, look around you, and keep in touch often.
Text messages, notes, emails, and phone calls will help you to increase your propinquity with the person you are interested in. Gift Giving Gift giving is an important part of relationships. When should I give it? How much should I spend?
In many dating sims with a gift giving mechanic, you can only start giving gifts after achieving a certain score. This is also true to real life. You run out of there right? Giving big gifts too soon in a relationship make you look weak, lacking confidence, or needy and very few people look for those qualities in their perspective mate. Furthermore, most gifts in games are not big expensive things. They are often very common things like food, notebooks, soft drinks, flowers, watermelons, etc.
The key in gift giving in dating sims is knowing your partner, what they want, and what they are interested in. So it is in real life. More important than giving the person something nice, is giving that person something they like.
Finding out what they want and providing it to them shows the person you listen to them and can provide for them. Dating sims can help you here too. In your dialogue trees, you are often given several options.
Let me tell you about my Full Metal Alchemist fanfic… C: Tell me, what are you into? There is an important lesson here. The more you show interest in the other person the more fondness they will feel for you.
Furthermore, remembering this information and using it for gifts, ideas for dates, etc. In many dating sims, your significant other will randomly quiz you on their likes and dislikes, answering correctly will greatly increase your score.
Shocking as it may seem, listening, showing interest, and remembering pertinent information about your love interest will convince them of your sincere feelings. Dating sims are played by people both young and old, male and female, straight and gay, it is an equal opportunity genre. While dating sims may oversimplify the dating scene, they can be an aid in training people both young and old how to navigate the dangerous waters of love.