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The game’s a dating sim, so you probably have an idea of what comes next (hint: a lot of dialogue, tense moments of kissing, Dark Pasts, eventual sexytimes).
Admittedly, it still seems very much in the typical Otome dating sim mold, but it’s interesting nonetheless.
Video games are often aimed at younger people, so their casts tend to embody youth or young adulthood.
At best, we get the odd parent main character here and there (think You’re reading Steamed, Kotaku’s page dedicated to all things in and around Valve’s wildly popular PC gaming service.
These days, Steam is a boundless ocean of visual novels, with dating sims as far as the anime eye can see.
In most of them, you’re a guy (or occasionally gal) romancing strapping young lads/ladies/pigeons.
Not so in does something that many visual novels on Steam—and games in general, really—seem hesitant to do: it puts the focus on older people.
You’re a woman winds up at a bar frequented by “high-class older men” after a shitty day at work.
Past columns and submission guidelines are at latimes.com/laaffairs Ah, the perils and pitfalls of online dating.
I decided to write him back, although I didn't know if I could get into dating an older man. I generally date younger men, but that hasn't worked out so well. He wrote that he had just returned from visiting his grandkids (yikes) and had a wonderful time. He's a retired professor and incredibly intelligent. When breakfast was over, he told me he had to run a few errands and then take his dog, which was in his car, to the dog park. We both selected chicken burritos, and I inquired about how his dog was doing in his car.
It was complimentary without any sexual innuendoes, a first for me in the world of online dating messaging. And I'm way too young for grandchildren, thank you very much. Considering all of that, I decided to try to let our age difference go and accept a phone call with him. He was really sweet, but it was very clear that he should be dating someone his own age with a similar background. However, he was very kind, and I felt like I made a new friend, and that's great. When I got there, I found him in the frozen food aisle.