However, the term "dating simulation" is commonly defined as simply a romantic game and need not include any of these elements.Dating sims can be simply presented as visual novels, known as romantic adventure games (恋愛ADV, ren'ai ADV? So in fact many of these games that have anime adaptations are romantic "adventure games," or else they're visual novels, or else...eh, just navigate around some of the related Wiki pages to familiarize yourself with the terms.
Its like the creators feel that since it contains romance, that it would be more for a cross-gender audience.
However, this is mixing genre and medium, as visual novels are considered a subgenre of adventure games and the term does not cover simulations.
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.
It is kind of ironic though isn't it, that their nature completely flips when they become animes.
Well, maybe the production staff of the anime adaptations have enough confidence in the loyalty of their fanbase to risk alienating them by cutting out the fanservice. " But I'm confident that if you rolled every single scene that even hinted at fanservice in all 24 episodes of gets closer to airing.