I say "targets" because all the men you end up in relationships with are billed as "straight" and Haru is an overly-energetic, horny puppy who admits he partakes in "sexual harassment" as a work pastime.

This can be off-putting to some friends, so I usually warn them ahead -- you can always first check out the game’s demo to see if it’s right for you.

This creates a very different relationship dynamic, since you are inside Haru's head and are the active pursuer, rather than the pursued.

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But I can’t recommend the i OS/Android port of the game, because of its atrocious, machine-like translation.

It's such a pity, because I think a game of that caliber would have been perfect to link to people asking me for good examples of dating sims. : THE NIFLHEIM is currently available for free download with in-app purchases fori OS and Android.

The Niflheim is probably one of the best free-to-play mobile otome game examples that I can give.

The game has a bold art style with intense flourishes, and while you play as a Shadow Every-Girl, all your your potential partners range from bratty kings to zombies to ghosts.

Boys’ Love (yaoi) games feature men in relationships with other men -- created by and marketed to women.

But the game genre has languished over the past decade.

One night, her dolls suddenly come to life as a group of fully-sized hot men.

It sounds ridiculous, and she reacts to the situation as pretty much anyone would.

While it was initially influenced by Japanese BL games, it covers more Western sensibilities. is currently available on PC only from Manga Gamer directly (though I’m told it can work on Mac via a Windows virtual machine). Korean company Cheritz has been releasing their Japanese-style dating sim games into English for a couple of years now, and recently got those games onto Steam through Greenlight.

Their latest, Nameless, is quite beautiful and differs from their last entry, Dandelion, in that it does not contain stats and instead is a straight up visual novel.

Haru can be pretty pushy and consent can seem hazy at times, but all the relationship routes in the game play out in a compelling manner and Haru's prodding of boundaries leads to intriguing character insights. is not just a constant sex romp -- it's got a pretty extensive private detective and mafia story leading the actors along, and not always to the happiest conclusions.