Best Nintendo Switch Dating Sims iMore 2020

Whether you need some romance in your life or you're a chronic hopeless romantic, dating simulators can help you experience the love stories you crave. For some, they're even among the best Nintendo Switch games out there. We've gathered together the dating sims for you to choose from. We stayed away from overtly mature titles in favor of truly romantic ones, but there still might be some suggestive elements in these games. Have fun finding love on your Nintendo Switch.

★ Featured favorite: LongStory: A dating game for the real world

Choose your gender and then figure out which of your classmates at Weasel Heights Middle School you're interested in pursuing. There are eight episodes in total spanning multiple years and including plenty of drama. Will you be able to maintain your friendships and your romantic relationship?

$15 at Nintendo eShop

Hey there, good looking: Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator

Staff pick

You play as a single father who's just moved to the town of Maple Bay. Luckily for you, all the other fathers in the neighborhood are single and looking to mingle. There are seven love interests for you to pursue, and each one has a very different personality. Which one is your type?

$15 at Nintendo eShop

Healing hearts: Nurse Love Syndrome

This romance adventure takes place in Japan, where you play as Kaori Sawai, a nurse who can heal people simply by touching them. Several other women for Kaori to meet and plenty of decisions to make, leading her to one of 20 endings. See what kind of romance you discover.

$40 at Nintendo eShop

Forever young: Tokyo School Life

This visual novel allows you to get to know three female classmates by letting you choose how you spend your time with them. But be careful; your decisions affect the outcome of the story. See which love interest makes you most excited. It's one of the best Switch dating sims they've released yet.

$15 at Nintendo eShop

Aged like a good wine: Later Daters

This game proves that romance isn't just for the young. As a senior, you get to choose a companion creature like a dog, cat, or robot and are on the prowl for other veteran lovers—date and flirt in this LGBTQ+ friendly title.

$8 at Nintendo eShop

Make time for dating: Half Past Fate

You've obviously got a busy life keeping up with your career and other responsibilities, but this dating sim makes sure you keep romance in the picture. Enjoy the love stories of six different characters as they date, flirt, and find someone special.

$20 at Nintendo eShop

Royal love story: The Charming Empire

This visual novel opens with the main heroine discovering that she's a princess and that five attractive men are interested in her: the bad boy, the tutor, the bodyguard, the childhood friend, and the monarch. Play through each of their storylines to learn their backstories and determine which one you like best.

$25 at Nintendo eShop

Find a date: Monster Prom XXL

This is definitely the most mature title on this list. As a teenage monster, you're on the lookout for a date to the prom. One to four people can play together as you attempt to find love or at least someone to go to the biggest dance of the year with.

$16 at Nintendo eShop

Kiss the girl: My Girlfriend is a Mermaid!?

The main character returns to his hometown only to discover that his childhood friend has turned into a mermaid. This visual novel allows you to make decisions that determine the outcome of the story. See how well your love blossoms.

$25 at Nintendo eShop

Puppy Love: Best Friend Forever

This awesome game double dips as both a pet simulator and a dating simulator. There's nothing like opening your heart to an adorable furry friend and then getting to know other singles with their own doggos.

$18 at Nintendo eShop

Best Switch dating sims

These heart-warming games are perfect for the hopeless romantics out there. Whether you're finding it hard to find true love yourself or simply love romance, these are the games for you. We stayed away from simulators that were overtly lewd, but some of these games might have suggestive themes.

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We personally recommend LongStory: A dating game for the real world because it allows you to choose your gender and is LGBTQ+ friendly. In that way, it provides a love story for anyone. If you're looking for something a little different, Tokyo School Life is a fun option. You get to experience Japanese culture and decide between three beautiful girls. See where your decisions take you.