Everyone has different ways of finding joy in daily life. One of the most common sources of entertainment is playing video games. Especially now in the digital and internet age, there are a plethora of games available for people of different ages to enjoy. This can include League of Legends, Valorant, Genshin Impact, etc. Among these fast-paced games, a good number of gamers prefer a relaxed kind of gaming, and they can find them through games like ConcernedApe’s Stardew Valley.
Stardew Valley is a simulation role-playing video game available on different platforms. Among the various goals and tasks that players can do in-game, one aspect that a lot of gamers work hard on is the bachelor/bachelorette that the player ends up with. In the game, you can marry an eligible NPC by raising the friendship points and gaining hearts by interacting with them and giving gifts that they love or like.
Considering that, some NPCs are slightly harder to ‘woo’ compared to others. Here’s a list of the easiest NPCs to raise relationship points. To make things easier for you to follow, the NPCs are grouped into bachelors and bachelorettes. Let’s get to it!
The easiest bachelor to woo in the game is Harvey, the kind town doctor. For one, you can easily gift him something he loves: coffee, which you can get from the Stardrop Saloon for 300g. It’s also challenging to miss gifts for him as he has a wide range of objects that he likes. Among these objects are easy-to-get ones like beer, ice cream, quartz, and a bunch of common crops that you can grow on your farm in different seasons.
It’s also relatively easy for you to find him as he spends most of his time in the clinic, community center, and Pierre’s General Store.
Don’t be (too) intimated by Shane’s initial coldness and intimidating demeanor; he’ll eventually warm up to you if you interact enough. It’s not just his complex personality and interesting backstory that makes players choose him, though – it’s also easy to raise your relationship points with him.
Shane loves beer and pizza, both items that you can get from the Stardrop Saloon. He also loves hot peppers, which you can quickly grow in the Summer. Besides these, he likes eggs and fruits, which come in handy when you’ve got chickens in your coop or are fond of foraging around town. It’s also relatively easy to find Shane since he works at JojaMart and spends his nights drinking at the Stardrop Saloon.
The next NPC is resident skater boy and musician Sam. This caring and friendly character is relatively easy to woo since he’s the only character who likes Joja Cola, which you can easily get from JojaMart or the vending machine at the Stardrop Saloon for only 75g. He ranks third, following Harvey and Shane for the sole reason that pizza, which he loves, is relatively more expensive than the other two’s loved items, and that’s already the easiest ‘loved’ object that you can give him.
Like the first two, it’s pretty easy to find Sam since he mostly spends time inside or near his house, the JojaMart (where he works), and the Stardrop Saloon.
What about the other three?
With the bachelors mentioned above as the easiest characters with which you can easily raise relationship points, that leaves Sebastian, Alex, and Elliott. The items that these characters love are difficult to come across, as they’re rare or require a particular skill to obtain. When it comes to Sebastian and Elliott, specifically, they’re also a bit difficult to interact with since they spend lots of time inside their homes, which you can’t enter if you don’t have a high-enough friendship with them.
First on the list of bachelorettes is the artistic character Leah. While her other loved items are a bit difficult to get your hands on, she loves salads, which you can easily get from the Gus at the Stardrop Saloon. However, if you don’t want to spend that much gold for the salad, she likes a wide variety of foraged items like daffodils, dandelions, leeks, snow yams, and others.
While Leah does spend some time inside her cottage, which you also can’t enter unless you have two friendship hearts with her, you can also find her in other areas in town, like Pierre’s store, the beach, or around the forest.
Next, there’s the character who has a passion for tailoring, Emily. Some players would argue that it’s relatively hard to woo her because of her unique list of items that she loves; however, if you’re willing to go to the mountains and the mines, you can easily give her an amethyst (that you can get from amethyst nodes found in any floor). If you’re fond of mining, you can also give her other loved items like the ruby and topaz. She also likes quartz, an item that you can also easily find in the mines, and daffodil, an item you can find around town and forage during Spring.
It’s easy to find Emily as she spends enough time in her house (but outside her room) and works at the Stardrop Saloon.
Lastly, we have the unique, standout character Abigail. Regarding her loved and liked items, she’s pretty similar to Emily as Abigail also loves amethyst and likes quartz. She also loves all universally liked things like most flowers and artisan goods, except vegetables. It’s easy to spot Abigail since she’s usually in Pierre’s store or stands by the bridge near the said store.
What about the other three?
With Leah, Emily, and Abigail as the easiest characters to raise relationship points with, that leaves Penny, Haley, and Maru. Unfortunately, compared to the first three, it’s pretty tricky to find or obtain the items that these characters love. Maru, for example, is fond of rare things like diamonds and objects that you can use to upgrade tools, like gold, copper, and iron bars.
Discover what works best for you
Many people have different sources of entertainment; some prefer binge-watching series, while others come up with great prank-calling ideas. Some enjoy playing fast-paced games, while others prefer more relaxing ones like Stardew Valley. With the same idea, you’re in charge of how you want to play this game.
You’ve read about the six easiest characters to marry in Stardew Valley. This guide is primarily helpful for beginners who might struggle to find a partner in-game. However, as mentioned, it would still depend on you and whether you’re willing to pursue the character whose personality and background story you actually like. The most important thing is that you have fun!