This genre is most established in Japan, and is mostly made up of visual novels and simulation games; particularly dating sims and life simulation games.In 2002, Konami released its very successful Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side, which brought many new fans to the still-new genre.
However, the way to meet someone there is more subtle.
It’s not as easy as going up to someone and offer them a drink or ask them to dance.
Traditionally, the goal of these games is to have the desired partner fall in love and have a relationship with the player character, but the requirements for gaining a "good end" differ from game to game.
While the plots of otome games differ greatly, there is usually a single female main character, and several good-looking males of varying "types".
The potential partners usually require a certain parameter or parameters to be at a certain level for them to fall in love with you.