If it feels like you're playing an RPG, trying to keep track of everyone's feelings about you and giving out presents, that's a Dating Sim.
In recent years, there have been many Role Playing Games that incorporate dating sim elements.
Hell, I just gave a TEDx talk about this very thing.
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In fact, many romance games are Visual Novels, which is a much different game style.
(See for example, the difference between the series, which is very close to a Visual Novel style of gameplay, and the DOA Xtreme series, which is the closest thing to a true Dating Sim with mass-market appeal in the US.) If the game plays out like a Choose Your Own Adventure, that's a Visual Novel.
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