The degree of sexual content varies, but may often include intercourse.
These games often feature a day-night cycle with a time scheduling system that provides context and relevance to character interactions, allowing players to choose when and if to interact with certain characters, which in turn influences their responses during later conversations.
While bishōjo games make up the bulk of dating sims, other types of games exist.
Fate/Stay Night is a visual novel that chronicles a war between seven Magi for the Holy Grail.
Each Magus summons a heroic spirit from history or legend to help fight with them and obtain the power to grant wishes.
Dating sims, or relationship simulation role-playing games (RS-RPG), are a video game subgenre of simulation games, usually Japanese, with romantic elements.