So in order to watch from a proper, safe distance I made up the... Homestar Runner and Marzipan Extra Real Dating Sim XR!
Using the most state-of-the-art polygoniest technologies, we can see what an actual date with Marzipan and Homestar Runner would be like without the risk of personal injury. I think it would go a little something...a-like-a-dis-a.
In fact, many romance games are Visual Novels, which is a much different game style.
(See for example, the difference between the Ace Attorney series, which is very close to a Visual Novel style of gameplay, and the DOA Xtreme series, which is the closest thing to a true Dating Sim with mass-market appeal in the US.) If the game plays out like a Choose Your Own Adventure, that's a Visual Novel.
But to really experience it firsthand we'd need to, like, get the Cheat to hide some kinda hidden camera, you know, in, maybe, that marshmallow place they always go to.