Rune Factory 4 Special Edition has just launched on Nintendo Switch, bringing its old-school selection of suitors to a new generation of gamers. If you want to know who you can romance in Rune Factory 4 for both male and female protagonists, as well as the marriage candidates available, we’re here to help. In this guide we’ll explain the romance and marriage candidates in Rune Factory 4, as well as how to ask someone out, even when you’re a little nervous
Male Romance options in Rune Factory 4
To clarify, in this list we’ll be overing the romance options available to male protagonists in Rune Factory 4. You can marry any of the romance options, so don’t worry if someone isn’t eligible. Unfortunately there are no same-sex romance options in Rune Factory 4. Here are the male romance options in Rune Factory 4:
- Amber (Must be rescued from Yokmir Forest)
- Dolce (must be rescued from the Obsidian Mansion)
- Margaret (must have unlocked Dylas)
- Xiao Pai
Female Romance options in Rune Factory 4
Below you’ll find all the romance options for the female protagonist in Rune Factory 4. Again, all romance options ae also marriage candidates. Here are the female romance options in Rune Factory 4:
- Doug (must complete second arc of the game, beat Sechs empire)
- Dylas (must be rescued from the Water Ruins)
- Leon (must complete first arc of the game to rescue from Leon Karnak)
How to romance/ask a character out in Rune Factory 4
To romance a character in Rune Factory 4, you need to first raise their LP (Love Point) level to at least 7. You can check the LP level for each character by opening the menu with the plus button. Raising LP to 7 can be a slow process, and requires talking to them often and giving them gifts that they like each day. The worse news is, there’s no guarantee they’ll say yes when there.
Once a character is at LP 7 you can ask them out by pressing L or R when talking to them. This will open a menu which lets you select the “I love you!” option. Confirm your choice with “I really love you!” and your character will ask them to date you. Enjoy, because you now have an RNG chance of being accepted.
Don’t worry if you are rejected (they’ll treat your proposal as a joke), because persistence is key. Keep trying to raise their LP level with gifts and conversation, and ask them each and every day. Keep at it and eventually, they should say yes. To take things further and marry you’ll need both an engagement ring and double bed in most cases, though playing as a woman you’ll only need the ring if you turn down a proposal.
It’s worth noting that you can romances (but not marry) as many characters as you like at once in Rune Factory 4, but it’s extremely difficult to raise all of their LP enough to have them accept you, so we wouldn’t really recommend trying it.
There you have it, all male and female romance options in Rune Factory 4, as well as how to romance and ask a character out. Have fun out there lovebirds!