Relationships and Marriage in Stardew Valley

Stardew Valley includes a relationship system in which different NPC’s in the surrounding town grow affectionate towards the player if enticed by their favorite gifts. Certain NPC’s are marked as single and can be romanced once their relationship level is raised to correct interval. All of the romance enabled NPC’s can be wooed regardless of the player character’s chosen gender, opening the door for queer relationships (although there is no reference to said relationships as queer in character dialogue). These romantic relationships can end in marriage if the player chooses to propose to their romantic partner, and the option to have a child opens from there (again regardless of parties involved).

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Relationships & Marriage