ITS A DATING SIM BUT I DIDN'T MAKE IT BECAUSE I DON'T GO ON REAL DATES. THANK YOU TO GUNTER FOR HELPING ME COLOR EVERYTHING.

Maybe you want to prove to the world that you can make a full-blown Dating Sim without problems like illogical choices (or gratuitous sex).

Or perhaps you want to mix some relationship elements into your mainstream video game. The first decision you make will unlock a major Event Flag for your story/game: If you're not creating a product with the intention of selling it, then know what you're getting into.

Do not talk about your awesome plans until your project is almost finished.

Instead, write a few scenes, or get some of your gameplay to work.

Any of them could have one or more transgendered people or bifauxnen as potential love interests.

If you're using a straight protagonist, you could throw in a member of the same sex as a Gay Option, or even include a dateable member of the opposite sex if your protagonist is gay.

Unless you have a ridiculous amount of time, talent, and people ready to help you, try to avoid creating a bisexual main character, or multiple main characters.

Then set a realistic deadline for yourself, and don't change it.

The English-speaking Ren Ai Game community has too many examples of games which only had demos, or which never amounted to more than ambitious plans.