Most otome game plots start out rather formulaic, cheesy, and generic, especially since it requires you to be introduced to a number of eligible 'catchables' as soon as possible.
The term "dating sim" is also often used incorrectly in English as a generic term for romance-driven games (ren'ai games), a subject matter which is stereotypically associated with the visual novel genre.
And when it comes to, shall we say, couples, no one tops the open-minded pairings found in dating sims.
Jumping race or social castes is just the beginning; no line is too sacred for these poignant tales of romance.
Dating games are usually based on a point-n-click gameplay with heavy text content in which you can choose several paths.
You must interact with characters and select one or several of them to be your romantic interest.