1Play the dating game on your PC

Dating is a funny old game.

No matter what our preferences or persuasions, most of us will have dipped into the world of dating at some point in our lives. It can be exciting and exhilarating – depending who we meet. It can also be nerve-wracking, terrifying, and a downright disaster.

In this modern, digital age we live in, dating today generally means logging on to a dating site rather than visiting your local dance hall. Gone are the days of simply approaching someone you find attractive (or waiting for them to approach you!). Now, it’s all digital. That means trawling endless profiles of strangers on Match, the horror of stumbling across a co-worker on Plenty of Fish, and giving yourself finger strain by swiping left or right on Tinder. It can be hard work.

Thankfully, video games let us live the highs and lows of dating without any of the stress. They don’t quite give us the possibility of meeting our soulmate, but that’s neither here nor there. Games let us play the role of both the dater (or “datee”?) and the matchmaker, and seeing love bloom is always a pleasure. Even if that love is digital fiction.

Here are five of the best dating sim games you can play right now on PC.

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