The most common objective of dating sims is to date, usually choosing from among several characters, and to achieve a romantic relationship.
Spanning the entire history of the genre, these dating sim games are considered the best of all time.
If the guest is impressed, they are more likely to request Haruhi again. There are many possible game endings, depending on which boy the player pursues and how much each host grows to like Haruhi.
Each host's attraction to Haruhi is directly related to in-game choices.
This can lead to confusion, as visual novels are considered a subgenre of adventure games and are not technically included in the dating sim genre.
While the two genres often share a common visual presentation, dating sims are sometimes considered to be more statistically based than the "choose your own adventure" style of visual novels.