‘Stardew Valley’ Relationship Guide: How To Get Married And Find Friends In Pelican Town

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Get details on all of the eligible bachelors and bachelorettes in Stardew Valley and find out what steps you'll need to take for your farmer to find a spouse in the open-ended country life sim. Photo: International Digital Times

We’re still digging through Stardew Valley, trying to make the most of our time with ConcernedApe’s hit country life sim, and all you shippers out there will be pleased to know we’re finally ready to break down the many social and romantic relationships that players can build while playing Stardew Valley.

Social life plays a surprisingly significant role in the Stardew Valley gameplay loop. Players can befriend most residents from Pelican Town, with a few exceptions, and even pursue a romantic relationship with the bachelor or bachelorette of their choice. Establishing friendships with the villagers is pretty simple, requiring little more than sporadic gifts – you can only give two items a villager per week, so choose carefully – and taking part in the occasional town festival. Visiting residents throughout the week and striking up a conversation seems to help, too. Thankfully, players are rewarded for the efforts. Many residents of Pelican Town will begin mailing recipes to the player after the friendship has reached three-heart status. But finding a spouse will require a bit more effort and a fairly significant cash investment.

Once you’ve built an eight-heart relationship with a potential spouse, players will need to purchase a special bouquet from Pierre’s grocery store. Once acquired, present the bouquet to the villager you’ve chosen to woo and you’ll begin a romantic relationship. From there, players will need to save 5000 gold to purchase a Mermaid’s Pendant from the Old Mariner who appears on the beach on rainy days. You also need to have rebuilt the beach on the bridge, a project we recommend undertaking during your first year on the farm, and purchased at least one upgrade for your house. Present the pendant to the villager you’d like to marry and a wedding ceremony will take place three days later.

Fair warning: Getting married doesn’t mean you can stop paying attention to your spouse. Members of the Stardew Valley community have already identified a variety of less-than-ideal scenarios that players can encounter when conversing with villagers they chose to marry. Some have been accused of secretly giving gifts to other women, while other players find themselves raising someone else’s child. So you’ll probably want to make time for your husband/wife on a semi-regular basis.

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Get details on all of the eligible bachelors and bachelorettes in Stardew Valley and find out what steps you'll need to take for your farmer to find a spouse in the open-ended country life sim. Photo: Photo: International Digital Times

Potential Spouses:

Abigail

  • Loves: Amethyst, Blackberry Cobbler, Chocolate Cake, Pufferfish, Pumpkin and Spicy Eel
  • Likes: Blue Jazz, Clams, Cookies, Crocus, Earth Crystal, Emeralds, Fire Quartz, Honey, Ice Cream, Maple Syrup, Mayonnaise, Pizza, Quartz, Salad, Sweet Peas, Topaz and Tulips
  • Hates: Clay, Joja Cola, Slime, Stone, Sugar, Wheat Flour and Wild Horseradish

Alex

  • Loves: Complete Breakfast and Salmon Dinner
  • Likes:  Eggs, Kale, Pizza and Spaghetti
  • Hates: Clay, Poppies, Quartz, Salmonberry, Stone and Wild Horseradish

Elliott

  • Loves: Crab Cakes, Duck Feather, Lobster and Tom Kha Soup
  • Likes:  Amethyst, Beer, Chowder, Crystal Fruit, Fish Stew, Octopus, Squid and Wine
  • Hates: Amaranth, Quartz, Salmonberry, Sea Cucumber and Stone

Haley

  • Loves: Coconut, Fruit Salad, Pink Cake and Sunflowers
  • Likes: Amethyst, Aquamarine, Cookie, Daffodil, Frozen Tear, Ice Cream, Mayonnaise, Pizza, Salad, Sweet Peas, Topaz, Tulips and Wild Honey
  • Hates: Clay, Dandelion, Eggs, Fruits, Greens, Joja Cola, Milk, Quartz, Stone, Vegetables and Wild Horseradish

Harvey

  • Loves: Coffee, Lobster Bisque, Pickles, Super Meal, Truffle Oil and Wine
  • Likes: Blackberries, Corn, Daffodil, Duck Eggs, Duck Feathers, Goat Milk, Grapes, Parsnip, Potato, Purple Mushrooms, and Spring Onions
  • Hates: Clay, Coral, Green Algae, Hay, Nautilus Shell, Rainbow Shell, Red Mushroom, Salmonberry, Sap, Sea Urchin, Spice Berry, Stone, Sugar, White Algae

Leah

  • Loves: Poppyseed Muffins, Salad, Stir Fry, Vegetable Stew and Wine
  • Likes: Bok Choy, Dandelion, Eggs, Fruit, Greens, Milk, Morel and Pale Ale
  • Hates: Bread, Cave Carrot, Clay, Pizza, Poppies, Seaweed, Smallmouth Bass and Void Eggs

Maru

  • Loves: Battery Pack, Cheese Cauliflower, Diamond, Gold Bar, Iridium Bar, Miner’s Treat, Pepper Poppers, Rhubarb Pie and Strawberries
  • Likes: Amethyst, Copper Bar, Crocus, Earth Crystal, Frozen Tear, Iron Bar, Quartz, Pizza and Sweet Pea
  • Hates: Clay, Poppies, Salmonberry, Soapstone, Spring Onion, Stone and Wild Honey

Penny

  • Loves: Diamond, Emerald, Melon, Poppies, Red Plate, Roots Platter, Sandfish and Tom Kha Soup
  • Likes: Amethyst, Cheese, Corn, Dandelion, Holly, Leeks, Pizza, Sunflowers, Sweet Peas and Tulips
  • Hates: Clay, Fish, Grapes, Hops, Pale Ale, Quartz, Spring Onion and Stone

Sam

  • Loves: Cactus Fruit, Maple Bar and Pizza
  • Likes: Earth Crystal, Egg, Ice Cream and Joja Cola
  • Hates: Clay, Daffodil, Hay, Mayonnaise, Quartz, Seaweed and Stone

Sebastian

  • Loves: Fire Quartz, Frozen Tear, Pumpkin Soup and Sashimi
  • Likes: Baked Fish, Cookies, Earth Crystal, Fried Calamari, Maki Roll, Pumpkin, Quartz, Salad, Spaghetti, and Tomatoes
  • Hates: Clay, Complete Breakfast, Copper Ore, Daffodil, Eggs, Farmer’s Lunch, Greens, Joja Cola, Omelet, Pale Ale, Purple Mushroom and Stone

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