Stardew Valley friendship and marriage guide – How to woo your favorite villager (Latest version)


Building friendships and finding a spouse is one of the most rewarding long-term goals Stardew Valley. You can only have one man or woman at a time (no surprises there), but getting friendships with all residents has other benefits.

This friendship and marriage guide of Stardew Valley focuses on the bachelor and bachelorette residents, who are only available for marriage. Regardless of your gender, all bachelors and bachelorettes are viable candidates, but as soon as you marry, everyone else acts like ordinary people.

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First, our friendship and marriage will cover basic principles, then we will dive into every character and build your relationship with them. Click on one of the links below to jump right into your favorite Stardew Valley village.

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Stardew Valley friendship and marriage basics

Stardew Valley Friendship and Marriage Menu

Friendship in Stardew Valley is represented by the heart meter. Normal residents have 10 maximum hearts, with your spouse up to 12. You can see the full list in the menu, as seen above.

How to increase friendship

  • Talk to the village every day.
  • Give them a gift they hold twice a week.
  • Complete search for them.
  • Make the right choices in heart events.
  • Dance or interact with them at certain festivals.

How to lose friendship

  • Don't speak to a village.
  • Give them a gift they don't like.
  • Shoot them with the pendulum.
  • Find their trash when they are close.

Best Gifts

Giving gifts is one of the best ways to improve your relationship with Stardew Valley residents. Just grab an item that they will love or love (see below for ideal gifts), and leave it on top. You can do it once a day and twice a week.

Item quality has a huge impact on how effective your gifts are.

There is one exception to this rule: birthdays. You can always give a gift to a village on their birthday, and you have to have a much bigger effect and give a special dialogue. The festival of the Winterster festival also gets a friendship bonus.

There are a few items that, although not the best, still offer a good bonus when given to anyone. This includes:

  • Fruit of trees.
  • Maple Syrup.
  • Live Elixir.
  • Craftsmanship except oil and bird mayonnaise.
  • Cooked food except fried eggs, bread, and a strange sandwich.
  • Flowers other than poppy.
  • Gems and minerals except quartz.
  • Vegetables except wheat and hops.

How to get married

The above-mentioned heart events are special events that are unique to each village. They are unlocked on certain thresholds, which are usually two, four, six, eight and ten hearts. After the two heart event, you can enter the village's bedroom, making it much easier to talk to find them every day.

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You will not be able to increase eight hearts with any marriage candidates without giving them a bouquet. You can buy the bouquet from Pierre's General Store for 200 gold. Then you unlock 10 hearts and get them in any normal way.

It is worth noting that you can date any or all of the residents at the same time. This has consequences, but they only last for a week and do not prevent marriage with any given candidate. Don't try it in real life.

When you reach and want to imagine 10 hearts, you have to give them the mermaid hanger. It can be purchased from the Old Mariner over the broken bridge on the beach for 5000 gold. You will marry three days after giving it to a village, and all the other judges will return to ordinary residents.

How to get divorced

If for whatever reason you are not satisfied with your spouse's choice, Stardew Valley makes it easy to divide and choose another. Be careful though, because it will bring them back to heart and nasty conversations about how marriage did not work out.

Separating only varies with the book in the mayor's Manor. It will cost you 50 000 gold, but if you haven't canceled it by the end of the day, your spouse and all their belongings will be removed from your home the next day. However, you get kids to keep, because it's worth it.

Your ex will then be marked as such in the menu and will refuse any future gifts. However, if you unlock the Witch's Hut, you can delete all your ex-spades' memories for the low cost of 30,000 gold. It'll make you feel like you've never met them.


Abigail Friendship Guide

Stardew Valley Abigail

birthday: Military 13

Stardew Valley's Abigail is Pierre and Caroline's press hair daughter. She has a few unusual hobbies, such as hanging in the cemetery and looking for frogs.

Where to find Abigail

Abigail lives with her family behind Pierre's General Store. On sunny days she can be found on the bridge East of her father's shop.

Best gifts for Abigail

  • amethyst
  • Blackberry Cobbler
  • Chocolate cake
  • Golden Pumpkin
  • Pearl
  • Prismatic Shard
  • Opblaasvis
  • pumpkin
  • Rabbit's foot
  • Spicy Eel


Alex Friendship Guide

Stardew Valley Alex

birthday: Summer 13

Stardew Valley's Alex loves sports and strives to be a professional athlete. He spends a lot of time at the spa, or on the beach, and always has a great breakfast. Learn more about his complicated family history in his heart.

Where to find Alex

Alex lives in the home southeast of Pierre's General Store with his grandparents, George and Evelyn. He can be found at the ice cream in the summer or at the spa in winter.

Best gifts for Alex

  • Complete Breakfast
  • Golden Pumpkin
  • Pearl
  • Prismatic Shard
  • Rabbit's foot
  • Salmon Dinner


Elliott Friendship Guide

Stardew Valley Elliott

birthday: Army 5

Stardew Valley's Elliott is a writer who lives alone on the beach. A romantic at the end, loves poetry and flower language.

Where to find Elliott

Elliott lives in the small cabin on the beach. He can often be found from his home to Pierre's General Store, or consider his latest novel before Leah's house.

Best gifts for Elliott

  • Crab Cakes
  • Duck Feather
  • Golden Pumpkin
  • lobster
  • Pearl
  • Pomegranate
  • Prismatic Shard
  • Rabbit's foot
  • Tom Kha Sop


Emily Friendship Guide

Stardew Valley Emily

birthday: Spring 27

Stardew Valley's Emily is Haley's blue-haired sister. She works part-time at the Stardrop Saloon, but her true passions make her own clothes, jewelery and meditation.

Where to find Emily

Emily lives with her sister Haley on 2 Willow Lane. This is the house with the sun above the door, southwest of the Pelican square. Most days she can be found at 4pm at the Stardrop Saloon.

Best gifts for Emily

  • amethyst
  • aquamarine
  • cloth
  • emerald
  • Golden Pumpkin
  • jade
  • Pearl
  • Prismatic Shard
  • Rabbit's foot
  • Ruby
  • Survival Burger
  • Topaz
  • wool


Haley Friendship Guide

Stardew Valley Haley

birthday: Spring 14

Stardew Valley's Haley is Emily's glamorous sister. Rich, she has a prosperity for luxury, but she also enjoys gardening and photography.

Where to find Haley

Haley lives with her sister Emily at 2 Willow Lane. This is the house with the sun above the door, southwest of Pelican Square. She can usually be found near the Community Center Fountain or take photos along the River South of Marnie's Ranch. In the summer she likes to stay with the friend with her friend Alex.

Best gifts for Haley

  • coconut
  • fruit salad
  • Golden Pumpkin
  • Pearl
  • Pink Cake
  • Rabbit's foot
  • sunflower


Harvey Friendship Guide

Stardew Valley Harvey

birthday: Winter 14

Stardew Valley's Harvey is the city doctor. He spends most of his time working, giving each resident their annual inquiry.

Where to find Harvey

Harvey can usually be found in the town clinic. His apartment is also in the clinic, and when he is not there, he can be found walking the town.

Best gifts for Harvey

  • coffee
  • Golden Pumpkin
  • Pearl
  • Pickles
  • Prismatic Shard
  • Rabbit's foot
  • Super Meal
  • Truffelolie
  • wine


Leah Friendship Guide

Stardew Valley Leah Friendship Guide

birthday: Winter 23

Stardew Valley's Leah is an aspiring artist who is new to Pelican Town. She spends most of her time and walks in the woods near her cottage.

Where to get Leah

Leah lives in the little cottage just south of Marnie's Ranch. She spends most of the time at home gathering in the morning, but in the afternoon you can get her to Pierre & # 39; s General Store, the beach, or walk near the house in the woods.

Best Gifts for Leah

  • Buck cheese
  • Golden Pumpkin
  • Pearl
  • Poppyseed Muffin
  • Prismatic Shard
  • Rabbit's foot
  • salad
  • stir-fry
  • truffle
  • Vegetable Medley
  • wine


Maru Friendship Guide

Stardew Valley Maru

birthday: Summer 10

Stardew Valley's Maru is the daughter of the urban carpenter Robin and Demetrius. She loves machinery and does experiments with her scientific father. She works part-time at the town clinic.

Where to find Maru

Maru lives with her parents in the mountains north of Pelican Town. If she is not at home in the laboratory, she enjoys one of the village benches near the salon or community center. She works at Harvey's clinic on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Best gifts for Maru

  • Battery Pack
  • cauliflower
  • Cheese Cauliflower
  • Diamond
  • gold Bar
  • Golden Pumpkin
  • Iridium Bar
  • Miner 's Treat
  • Pearl
  • Pepper Poppers
  • Prismatic Shard
  • Rabbit's foot
  • Rabarbertaart
  • Strawberry


Penny friendship guide

Stardew Valley Penny

birthday: Military 2

Stardew Valley's Penny is Pam's quiet and modest daughter. She is good friends with Sam, and spends a lot of time teaching Jas and Vincent at the museum.

Where to find Penny

Penny lives with her mother in the trailer near the river. She is on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at the museum, her daughters Jas and Vincent, although she takes the summer off. She can often be found reading near the cemetery or sitting on one of the benches.

Best gifts for Penny

  • Diamond
  • emerald
  • Golden Pumpkin
  • watermelon
  • Pearl
  • Poppy
  • Poppyseed Muffin
  • Prismatic Shard
  • Red Plate
  • Wortelsplatter
  • sand Fish
  • Tom Kha Sop


Sam friendship guide

Stardew Valley Sam

birthday: Summer 17

Stardew Valley's Sam is a young man who wants to play music. His room is filled with musical instruments, and he hopes to start a bond with his friend Sebastian.

Where to find Sam

Sam lives with his mother Jodi and little brother Vincent on 1 Willow Lane. This is the blue house southwest of the Pelican square. He works part-time at JojaMart on Mondays and Wednesdays and spends a lot of morning music in his bedroom.

Best gifts for Sam

  • cactus
  • Golden Pumpkin
  • Maple Bar
  • Pearl
  • pizza
  • Prismatic Shard
  • Rabbit's foot
  • Tigerseye


Sebastian Friendship Guide

Stardew Valley Sebastian

birthday: Winter 10

Stardew Valley's Sebastian is a loner living in the basement in his home in the mountains. He spends most of his time alone on the computer, but sometimes comes out to play or play pool with his friends Sam and Abigail.

Where to find Sebastian

Sebastian lives with Robin and Demetrius at the Carpenter's Workshop north of the city. He usually does not leave his room until the night, if he has a walk around the town or a smoke near his house.

Best gifts for Sebastian

  • Frozen Tear
  • Golden Pumpkin
  • Obsidian
  • Pearl
  • Prismatic Shard
  • Pampoensoep
  • Rabbit's foot
  • sashimi
  • Void Egg


Shane friendship guide

Stardew Valley Shane

birthday: Spring 20

Stardew Valley's Shane is Marnie's cousin suffering from depression and alcohol dependence. He has no friends in town, but does have an affinity for chickens.

Where to find Shane

Shane lives with her aunt Marnie at her farm. He spent all day at JojoMart and then working directly to the Stardrop Saloon.

Best gifts for Shane

  • bear
  • Golden Pumpkin
  • Warm Russian
  • Pearl
  • Pepper Poppers
  • pizza
  • Prismatic Shard
  • Rabbit's foot


This means it is our Stardew Valley friendship and wedding guide! Who did you finally choose to marry? Let us know in the comments below!

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