It wasn’t too long after releasing the first version that I discovered I was wrong.
A whole genre of “Dating Sims” had risen and declined in the decade before my game.
My ignorance can be forgiven since all of this happened in Japan, and nowhere else.
Before I go on about the Japanese Dating Sims, I should point out that the Japanese never called them “Dating Sims”.
After about a decade, the formula got tired, and the popularity declined except for small cult followings.