Rune Factory 5 Romance Guide

Before you say "I do," here are a couple of things to know.

One of the most exciting things about Romance Guide is how it's partially a dating sim. As early as the second or third week of your stay in Rigbarth, you're allowed to pursue one resident of your choice and woo them with exciting dates, food, and the smell of adventure.

Here’s your ultimate romance guide for Rune Factory 5.

Who can you marry in Rune Factory 5?

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The good news is that no matter what gender you pick at the beginning of the game, every eligible bachelor and bachelorette in Rigbarth can be asked for their hand in marriage.

List of bachelors in Rigbarth

  • Cecil
  • Lucas
  • Martin
  • Murakumo
  • Reinhard
  • Ryker

List of bachelorettes in Rigbarth

  • Beatrice
  • Fuuka
  • Lucy
  • Ludmilla
  • Priscilla
  • Scarlett

You will know they’re a bachelor or bachelorette if their name is marked with a heart (as opposed to a smiley face) on your relationship menu.

How to date your love interest in Rune Factory 5

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To date any bachelor or bachelorette, you first need o do two things:

  1. Raise their friendship level to seven at minimum.
  2. See two romance events in Rigbarth. These are marked with a heart on your town map whenever you explore them. You can only have one active romance event at a time.

Fulfilling both will allow Ares or Alice to confess mid-dialogue. You will see an “Um…” or something similar on the dialogue box if your character is ready to confess.

However, just because you're ready to confess doesn't mean they're ready to accept your confession. You can only confess once a day. If you're rejected, try the next day again. Your chances of accepting your confession go up the higher your friendship level with them is. You can raise friendship levels using the Greeting Spell once a day, going with them to festivals, taking them on adventures, and bribing them with their favorite gifts—among others.

Related: Rune Factory 5 Gift Guide

List of romance events in Rigbarth

Bachelor Events

BachelorEvent NameDetails
CecilTop-Secret Confidential DocumentsLocation: Rigbarth Outpost (SEED)
Time available: 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
 StrengthLocation: Studio Palmo
Time available: 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Requirement: Complete Top-Secret
Confidential Documents
MartinSiblingsLocation: Martin and Cecil's House
Time available: 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
 A MisunderstandingLocation: True Strike Smithy
Time available: 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Requirement: Complete Siblings
RykerChronic SlackerLocation: Great Tree Plaza
Time available: 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
 TrustLocation: Studio Palmo
Time available: 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Requirement: Complete Chronic Slacker
MurakumoFree Admission DayLocation: Blue Moon Inn
Time available: 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
 Time to Settle ThisLocation: Rigbarth Bridge (South)
Time available: 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Requirement: Complete Free Admission Day
ReinhardHard-Working KnightLocation: Serendipity General Store
Time available: 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
 Everyone's Favorite KnightLocation: Ripple Beach
Time available: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Requirement: Complete Hard-Working Knight
LucasDivine PunishmentLocation: Crystalabra
Time available: 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
 No More Magic Tricks?!Location: Crystalabra
Time available: 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Requirement: Complete Divine Punishment

Bachelorette Events

BacheloretteEvent NameDetails
PriscillaGathering MushroomsLocation: Near the Rigbarth East Gate
Time available: 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Like a PrincessLocation: Great Tree Plaza
Time available: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Requirement: Complete Gathering Mushrooms
LucyCryptid SightingLocation: Great Tree Plaza
Time available: 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
A PresentLocation: Rigbarth Clinic
Time available: 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Requirement: Complete Cryptid Sighting
FuukaShinyLocation: Lackadaisy
Time available: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Rigbarth Hide-and-Seek ChampionshipLocation: Great Tree Plaza
Time available: 10:00 AM
Requirement: Complete Shiny
ScarlettFinding HinaLocation: Rigbarth Outpost (SEED)
Time available: 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Monster SightingLocation: Rigbarth Outpost (SEED)
Time available: 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Requirement: Complete Finding Hina
BeatriceFirst Taste of StewLocation: Lackadaisy
Time available: 12:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Fresh Baked BreadLocation: Lackadaisy
Time available: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Requirement: Complete First Taste of Stew
LudmilaA Real OddballLocation: Flowerstruck
Time available: 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
On Second Thought...Location: Flowerstruck
Time available: 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Requirement: Complete A Real Oddball

There are additional romance events that you can view when you start dating, but the above are the ones you will want to clear initially.

How to get married in Rune Factory 5

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Once you’re dating the love interest of your choice, it’s time to take the next step: getting married! There is no divorce in this game, so you need to be ready to commit.

Before you get married, however, you will need to:

  1. Clear the main story.
  2. Raise their relationship level to ten.
  3. Go on a date three times. You or your partner can initiate them. Festivals such as the Flower Festival also count as dates, as long as you invite them the day before.
  4. Purchase a Double Bed from Studio Palmo.
  5. View the last romance event. As long as you don’t have another active event, it should be available after your third date after 8:00 AM.

After you’ve done all of the above, you can now offer them an Engagement Ring and make your proposal. This is a level 20 craftable item. All you need is ore and a gemstone.

Finally, you’ll be asked to clear a Wedding Task. This will be available to view on the Rigbarth task board.

Related: Rune Factory 5 – 13 Tips and Tricks

When can you have children in Rune Factory 5?

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Before you can have children, at least three weeks after marriage need to pass before either you or your partner can have children. You can get a child even if you’re in a same-sex relationship. The only difference is the cutscene. Instead of either you or your partner getting pregnant, they instead pray to a tree.

The child will be born approximately five weeks later. You can only have a maximum of three kids per playthrough. A five-year time skip will happen whenever they’re born.

For more help with Rune Factory 5, take a look at some of our other posts here at Pro Game Guides.

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