Rhiannon Saegert / News Editor Hatoful Boyfriend is the perfect game for anyone looking to spend their weekend crying bitter tears over stock photos of pigeons.Created by Hato Moa, Hatoful is a visual-novel style dating simulator, a choose-your-own-adventure type game where the player makes decisions at key points to try and make other characters fall in love with them.

There are all kinds of different dating sims out there that let players woo all kinds of romantic prospects, but Hatoful Boyfriend is the first to allow players to romance human-sized, highly-intelligent birds. For the uninitiated, dating sims are a Japanese creation and most tend to contain the same anime-esque character types.

The stock characters are all more or less present here: Childhood friend, shy bookish one, carefree playboy (playbird? Gameplay is straightforward: The heroine is a human girl attending St.

These companies may be slightly more expensive, but they cater specifically to short- and long-term international visitors.

They usually don’t have local offices, but they do have English-speaking customer support.

) with hidden depths, stuck-up aristocrat who clashes with our heroine at first, and some joke characters that simply defy categorization. Pigeonation’s Academy, a prestigious school for intelligent birds.

Start the school year, meet all the different characters, decide who the heroine should fall in love with and then navigate dialogue options and key choices to make it happen.San Myshuno is full of dynamic street life, so whether you take a hot date to the Romance Festival, or geek out at Geekcon, there’s always something new to do.There are five different Festivals that can show up, giving you plenty to see from your apartment window.Last year in the UK, online dating scammers conned their dates out of £33 million.Anna Moore investigates the crooks who target smart, successful women Using a fake profile on the popular dating site (they operated as ‘Christian Anderson’, a divorced engineer), the pair managed to persuade a newly divorced mother of two to sign over a staggering £1.6 million, some of it her own, the rest borrowed from family and friends.On the basis of just these scant facts, it seems incredible that a well-educated, successful and responsible woman would even consider handing over her life-savings to an apparent stranger – and yet chilling details from the trial hint at the sophisticated brainwashing involved.