Yes, the social aspect of the game makes things seem heavily dating sim leaning. While there are several details that make it seem like a dating sim, in truth, Persona 5 is a lot of things rolled into one that all add up to produce an amazing game.
Is Persona a dating simulator?
Series such as Sakura Wars and Persona combine RPG gameplay with dating sim gameplay. The term dating sim is also sometimes used incorrectly in English as a generic term for romance-driven games (恋愛ゲーム, renai games), especially visual novels focused on romance.
Do you have to date in Persona 5?
You arent obligated to date any female in this game.
What does dating someone do in Persona 5?
Persona 5 Royal and Persona 5 probably have the most in-depth romance system that the series has seen. If you enter a relationship with someone, youll be able to take them on dates and youll unlock multiple special scenes that play out at set points during the story. The waifu wars have never been quite so engaging.