" Remember, it could get worse — if your story involves horror/dark themes, and if your main character is doing horrible things, then your audience may want to see themselves as anyone but that character.
Note that Featureless Protagonist is exception to this.
Or perhaps you want to mix some relationship elements into your mainstream video game. The first decision you make will unlock a major Event Flag for your story/game: If you're not creating a product with the intention of selling it, then know what you're getting into.
Do not talk about your awesome plans until your project is almost finished.
However, there is reason why Dating Sim use this character less and less.
You should ask questions such as, "Why would anyone like this person?
The following options will make a huge difference: Any of the above could conceivably be crossdressers.
Any of them could have one or more transgender people or bifauxnen as potential love interests.
It's possible to present the audience with a character who seems like a stereotype at first, and then introduce complications as the story goes on.
If your story takes place near a school, and nearly every important character is under twenty years old, then there's a chance that your story may seem trite even if it's original. Make sure any Meet Cute scenes are not just random occurrences.