Otome games are specifically designed for multiple playthroughs, encouraging the player to experience every potential lovers storyline before finally revealing the true ending that ties them all together.
Following a successful Kickstarter where it made over double its original funding goal, was released on Steam to overwhelmingly positive feedback.
The most common objective of dating sims is to get a date or achieve a romantic realationship between the playing character and another character. She has several awesome games, all made with FLASH. It's an extremely well-drawn and well written game!
For simple Dating Sims, that are free and online, I suggest Pacthesis's (from d A) Dating Sims.
There are usually a few archetypes to choose from, including the bad boy, the smart one, the cute (young boy), the reserved and mysterious type.
Unlike in other narrative games and visual novels, players dont just pick one path.