Best Nintendo Switch dating sims 2023

Code Realize Guardian Of Rebirth
Code Realize Guardian Of Rebirth (Image credit: Aksys Games)

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.

Code: Realize Guardian of Rebirth

This steampunk visual novel opens with the main heroine being discovered in a decrepit building. Her skin is poisonous to the touch, but that doesn't prevent five attractive men from being interested in her: the bad boy, the rich guy, the inventor, the demon hunter, and the scientist. The decisions you make throughout the story determine who you will be with, so there's plenty of replay value. See why it's one of the best Nintendo Switch games with a dating focus.

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Code: Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~

You play as a young woman who is poisonous to touch, but that doesn't keep her from making friends and finding love. Several men are interested in her and your decisions determine who she ends up with. 

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Doki Doki Literature Club Plus!

Tired of all of the lovey-dovey mush? Maybe you'd prefer a darker dating story. Doki Doki Literature Club Plus! starts simple enough, you join a literature club where you can gush about your school crush. But things soon take a strange turn that plunges everything into psychological horror. The Plus! version brings six new stories, a visual upgrade from previous versions, and over 100 new images and concept art.

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Doki Doki Literature Club Plus!

Get ready for something completely unexpected when you join this club. It starts off like any romance game, but then things take a major twist. 

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Stardew Valley

Stardew Valley is one of the most celebrated life sims out there and while not strictly a dating sim, players do have the opportunity to romance and marry an NPC from the local village. The main story revolves around inheriting your grandfathers farm and working to improve it. You'll plant crops, tend your animals, and get to know the locals. 

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Stardew Valley

While not simply a dating sim, this farming and life sim does allow you to develop a relationship with an NPC from your local village. 

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Kaichu: The Kaiju Dating Sim

Kaichu: The Kaiju Dating Sim shakes up the dating sim genre by asking what if giant monsters like Godzilla only came a-stomping when looking for love?  There are six eligible Kaiju for you to meet and as you interact with them and two news anchors will report and interpret your interactions. It's a silly but fun experience. 

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Kaichu: The Kaiju Dating Sim

It's time to start a courtship of epic proportions as you play as a Kaiju emerging in the world in search of love. There are six romancing options in this silly game. 

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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? You'll get a lot of fun out of it playing on your Nintendo Switch.

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LongStory: A dating game for the real world

Explore the life of a teenager as you work to balance your love life with your social life. You'll meet several characters as you make it through the game's eight episodes.

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Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator

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?

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Dream Daddy

Hot single dads are ready to mingle in your area. But seriously, you play as a father who just moved into a neighborhood with his daughter and there are plenty of available dads around. 

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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. With several other women to meet and plenty of decisions to make, see what kind of romance you discover and grow with 20 or more endings.

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Nurse Love Syndrome

Find love through healing hands. There are several women to meet and multiple endings giving this game plenty of replay value.

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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 released yet!

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Tokyo School Life

This visual novel follows the lives of teens. Your choices determine what happens as you decide who to romance at this school.

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Later Daters Premium

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.

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Later Daters Premium

This game goes to show that you can find companionship and love no matter how old you are. It's a more veteran dating game in that it deals with themes of accepting death and aging too. 

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Boyfriend Dungeon

What could make running through procedurally generated dungeons and leveling up your stats even better? How about dating the weapons you use? Boyfriend Dungeon caters to a wide audience with male, female, and non-binary romances. The money you earn from your dungeon quests can be put towards your dates with the weapons of your choice. Just know that this game also explores the bad side of relationships, including stalking and unwanted advances.

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Boyfriend Dungeon

Life is too short not to date your weapons. Run through dungeons, fight foes, romance your weapons, and more. Just be aware that this game does handle some uncomfortable themes like unwanted advances. 

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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.

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Half Past Fate

Help six different people find love as they go about their lives. It's an experience that is sure to warm your heart and perhaps even surprise you. 

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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 party with at the biggest dance of the year.

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Monster Prom XXL

Experience what high school would be like if you and your classmates were all monsters. You've got to figure out who you're taking to prom and time is running out!

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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 getting to know other singles with their own doggos.

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Best Friend Forever

Dating can suck sometimes, but you can often tell how good a person is if they like dogs. Take care of your little buddy while also getting to know singles you encounter.

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Best Switch dating sims

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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 overtly lewd simulators, but some of these games might have suggestive themes.

We 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.

Rebecca Spear
Gaming Editor

Gaming aficionado Rebecca Spear is iMore's dedicated gaming editor with a focus on Nintendo Switch and iOS gaming. You’ll never catch her without her Switch or her iPad Air handy. If you’ve got a question about Pokémon, The Legend of Zelda, or just about any other Nintendo series check out her guides to help you out. Rebecca has written thousands of articles in the last six years including hundreds of extensive gaming guides, previews, and reviews for both Switch and Apple Arcade. She also loves checking out new gaming accessories like iPhone controllers and has her ear to the ground when it comes to covering the next big trend.