Friendship, Relationships, and Marriage

By talking to residents of Olive Town, giving them gifts, and spending time with them during events, you can increase your friendship and become close to them. With high enough friendship, you can marry an eligible bachelor or bachelorette.

How to Increase Friendship

To increase friendship with a resident of Olive Town, be sure to talk to them and give them gifts. Attending special events will increase your friendship with everybody, as well.

How to Give Gifts

Select an item in your item bar. If it is something that can be given as a gift, you will be able to press Y to hand the gift to the person you are facing.

No Disliked Gifts

There are no disliked gifts, so there is no risk in giving everybody something each day.

Gift-Giving Hints

If you have at least two hearts with someone, you can view their information in the relationships tab of your notebook to see a hint about the kinds of items that they like.

One Gift Per Day

You can give everybody one gift per day. If you see a message "daily gift limit reached", it means you have already given that person a gift for the day.

How to View Your Relationships

Press X to open your notebook, then go to the Resident Information tab. You will see your relationship with everyone you have met so far. If you have given someone a gift today, you will see a gift icon on their information bar.

Confessing Your Love

You can confess your love to an eligible bachelor or bachelorette after they have 6 hearts in your notebook and after you have seen 5 of their special encounters.

To confess, you need to buy a confession pendant from the general store and give it to the person you wish to confess to. There is no limit to how many people you can confess to, so feel free to confess to all marriage candidates.

Proposing Marriage

To propose marriage, you need to have a log cabin or larger house, you have to have 10 hearts with your partner, and you have to see all 9 of their special encounters.

To propose marriage, you need to buy a blue feather from the general store and give it to your partner. You can only marry one person, and you can't get divorced, so if there are unreleased DLC characters that you might want to marry, you may wish to wait before proposing marriage.

After getting married, you will no longer be able to see other characters' love events, so if you want to see them all, you should wait to get married until after you have seen them.

Marriage Candidates

DLC marriage candidates were added in May 2021