Luckily, there is now a useful analogy which can explain why women will assume the worst of men trying to approach them in public spaces, no matter how good their intentions are. Do you want your life to be a cutesy indie movie where you can start wonderful romances by talking to beautiful women on charming street corners?
Say there’s a bowl of sweets in front of you, all looking perfectly identical. Take care of men who are out to rape, beat up, abuse and scream at women first.
Dating sims such as Tokimeki Memorial often revolve almost entirely around relationship-building, usually featuring complex character interactions and branching dialogue trees, and often presenting the player's possible responses word-for-word as the player character would say them.
Dating sims such as Tokimeki Memorial, and some role-playing games with similar relationship based mechanics to the genre such as Persona, often give choices that have a different number of associated "mood points" which influence a player character's relationship and future conversations with a non-player character.
It’s only a small minority of them, though – the others are completely fine, lovely, tasty sweets. Would you risk hollowing out your own intestines for the following 48 hours, just because you’d quite like a sweet? And how would you feel about the other person in front of you shrieking – ‘well why aren’t you eating the sweets? Only a tiny minority of them will turn your anus into a remake of Apocalypse Now! The most common objective of dating sims is to date, usually choosing from among several characters, and to achieve a romantic relationship.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.MORE: This short film perfectly illustrates why dating in 2015 is sh*t And yes, it’d be possible to argue that women could simply tell him to fuck off and move on, but most women haven’t been raised to scream abuse at strangers in the street, which probably is for the best, really.The other issue – and this is where it gets bleak – is that women have to be nice, or at least polite to random dudes accosting them, as otherwise they may be putting themselves in danger.If you ask your female acquaintances, most of them will realistically have had an encounter with a man which left them scared, unsafe, hurt, or even worse. ‘That poor guy was just trying to get a date, and people like us would never be creepy towards women!