Is it normal that i can't stop playing dating sims?
As the title says, I can't stop playing dating sims. Not like a every-minute-of-my-day-is-this kind of obsession, but more of a god-i-really-really-want-to-play-this kind of thing.
I've played dating sims since I was probably about ten, if not younger. Nothing dirty or sexual, just cute "I love you" kind of stuff. I've found as I get older, I'm more reliant on them.
It's pretty pathetic, but I absolutely love getting lost in those kinds of games. I recently played through most of "Cinderella Phenomenon" (a VN, I think?), and I'm scared to finish it because I just don't want the good times to end. I'm absolutely enamored by the idea of someone loving me. I've not been truly in love, to my knowledge. The closest I came was a lesbian relationship when I was 15, and that was over the internet. I've dated both men and women since then, but I always end up giving up on the relationship and ending it in a cordial manner because I'm not truly invested in it.
That sounds kinda shitty, and it is, but it's not like I can help whether or not I'm in love with someone.
I find that I much more easily fall in love with characters in dating sims or VNs. It annoys me because I know that's not normal, and that's really not going to benefit me in the long run, but I can't help it. I get so invested in those things, and I'm on the edge of my seat up until the big confession scene(s).
How do I stop playing so many dating sims and VNs? Or is this just normal???