You might think of dating games as only being the Japanese ones where you play a cute girl and you have to go on dates with handsome anime guys until you're able to win one as a boyfriend.
These are the typical otome dating simulation games that started the trend (otome meaning "maiden" or "girl" in Japanese).
Leighton Gray, a 19-year-old student at the Savannah College of Art and Design who created, cowrote, and art-directed , is queer herself; when she and cowriter Vernon Shaw sat down to develop the game, she says, defying stereotypes was at the forefront of their minds: “We wanted to set up expectations and knock them down.”Those complex characterizations not only make the story far more interesting, they render obsolete the usual rules of dating sims.
For all of the genre's seeming emphasis on romance, dating sims often contain a reductively transactional notion of love and sex, relying on a mechanic that independent game developer Arden once described as “kindness coins”: Put enough compliments or gifts into the object of your affection and receive sex in return.
Dating games are for lonely women and socially inept men who would rather marry a sexy anime character on a pillow than talk to a real girl. And that's the same stigma for all hobbies we consider feminine from romance novels to knitting.
It's usually acceptable for girls and young women to like them, but if a guy expresses interest he's considered unmasculine or creepy.
(Trigger Warning for trans* transition experiences) Katawa Shoujo doesn’t make anything easy.
Called eroge (a portmanteau of "erotic" and "game"), these porn games are usually geared toward men, although there are exceptions. Is this Sims do become attracted to the same gender in the game, but this sounds more like a glitch. Are you sure this isn't what happened to your Sim? Not sure what's causing this to happen, and why there's no "I'm a Male seeking a Female" option when doing his profile. Also, try deleting your dating profile and making a new one. The other 49% is moving threads."I have read this on the official forums, where someone's Sim started getting messages from the same sex after one of the Crumplebottom sisters kissed her female Sim in Moonlight Falls.So, my best idea of how to conteract that would be to: Alright, I shall do your suggestions.My sim hasn't been hanging out with Sims of the opposite sex. I do know the 3rd thing you suggested, removing all Male requests.