Did you know?

There are several dating sim engines.

You can find an exhaustive list of the various engines and links on this page.

Useful Links

Ren'Ai Archive is a collection of 108 original English-language visual novels and ren'ai (romantic) games. Lots of stuff there, mostly freeware so have fun!

Lemma Soft forums a very big community of Visual Novels / dating sim games.

Otakuism forums another good community for Bishoujo & Otaku culture.