How to Romance Shane in Stardew Valley: Best Gifts and Schedule

Shane may be a grump guy, but underneath that sullen demeanor is a lovable character!

Shane has one of the deepest personalities in Stardew Valley. You'll often find him drinking at the Stardrop Saloon, and a lot of the conversations with him can be depressing and concerning. You can change that around though!

How To Romance Shane in Stardew Valley: Best Gifts and Schedule

There is a lot of speculation that Shane is battling depression. The closer you get to him and the more character events you unlock, the more comfortable and happy he will become! If you're smitten by Shane, this guide will help you get him to be smitten too!

  • Primary Location: Marnie's Farm on the east side of Cindersap Forest
  • Birthday: Spring 20

Gifts

Shane doesn't have a lot of gifts that he loves, but like any character, the fastest way to increase the number of hearts on his friendship meter. Listed below are all of Shane's favorite gifts. Be sure to give him one of them on his birthday!

  • All Universal Loves
  • Beer
  • Hot Pepper
  • Pepper Poppers
  • Pizza

Related: Stardew Valley: Best Gifts for Building Friendships - Pro Game Guides


Schedule

Stardew Valley Map highlighting Marnie's Ranch.

Shane has a pretty solid schedule, and doesn't deter from it too often. If you need to find him, just check the date in the game and look below to see where he will be!

Spring

  • Monday - Friday (Community Center Not Restored)
    • 7:10 am - Leaves home to go to work at JojaMart.
    • 5:00 pm - Leaves JojaMart and goes to the Stardrop Saloon.
    • 11:10 pm - Leaves the Stardrop Saloon and goes home.
  • Raining (Community Center Not Restored)
    • 7:10 am - Leaves home to go to work at JojaMart.
    • 5:00 pm - Leaves JojaMart and goes to the Stardrop Saloon.
    • 11:10 pm - Leaves the Stardrop Saloon and goes home.
  • Saturday 
    • 9:00 am - Standing in the kitchen at Marnie's Ranch.
    • 12:00 pm - Goes to Pierre's General Store.
    • 5:00 pm - Drinking at the Stardrop Saloon.
    • 11:00 pm - Goes home and goes to bed.
  • Sunday (Community Center Not Restored)
    • All Day - Standing in the kitchen at Marnie's Ranch.
  • Monday - Friday (Community Center Restored)
    • 9:00 am - Standing in the kitchen at Marnie's Ranch.
    • 11:00 am - In his bedroom at Marnie's Ranch.
    • 12:00 pm - Standing by the fireplace at Marnie's Ranch.
    • 2:00 pm - Drinking at the Stardrop Saloon.
    • 11:00 pm - Goes home and goes to bed.

Summer

  • Monday - Friday (Community Center Not Restored)
    • 7:10 am - Leaves home to go to work at JojaMart.
    • 5:00 pm - Leaves JojaMart and goes to the Stardrop Saloon.
    • 11:10 pm - Leaves the Stardrop Saloon and goes home.
  • Saturday 
    • 9:00 am - Standing in the kitchen at Marnie's Ranch.
    • 12:00 pm - Goes to Pierre's General Store.
    • 5:00 pm - Drinking at the Stardrop Saloon.
    • 11:00 pm - Goes home and goes to bed.
  • Sunday 
    • 12:30 pm - In the kitchen at Marnie's Ranch.
    • 6:00 pm - Drinking at the Stardrop Saloon.
    • 12:00 am - Goes home and goes to bed.
  • Monday - Friday (Community Center Restored)
    • 9:00 am - Standing in the kitchen at Marnie's Ranch.
    • 11:00 am - In his bedroom at Marnie's Ranch.
    • 12:00 pm - Standing by the fireplace at Marnie's Ranch.
    • 2:00 pm - Drinking at the Stardrop Saloon.
    • 11:00 pm - Goes home and goes to bed.

Autumn

  • Monday - Friday (Community Center Not Restored)
    • 7:10 am - Leaves home to go to work at JojaMart.
    • 5:00 pm - Leaves JojaMart and goes to the Stardrop Saloon.
    • 11:10 pm - Leaves the Stardrop Saloon and goes home.
  • Saturday 
    • 9:00 am - Standing in the kitchen at Marnie's Ranch.
    • 12:00 pm - Goes to Pierre's General Store.
    • 5:00 pm - Drinking at the Stardrop Saloon.
    • 11:00 pm - Goes home and goes to bed.
  • Sunday
    • 9:00 am - Standing in the kitchen at Marnie's Ranch.
    • 12:00 am - Goes to bed.
  • Monday - Friday (Community Center Restored)
    • 9:00 am - Standing in the kitchen at Marnie's Ranch.
    • 11:00 am - In his bedroom at Marnie's Ranch.
    • 12:00 pm - Standing by the fireplace at Marnie's Ranch.
    • 2:00 pm - Drinking at the Stardrop Saloon.
    • 11:00 pm - Goes home and goes to bed.

Winter

  • Monday - Friday (Community Center Not Restored)
    • 7:10 am - Leaves home to go to work at JojaMart.
    • 5:00 pm - Leaves JojaMart and goes to the Stardrop Saloon.
    • 11:10 pm - Leaves the Stardrop Saloon and goes home.
  • Saturday 
    • 9:00 am - Standing in the kitchen at Marnie's Ranch.
    • 12:00 pm - Goes to Pierre's General Store.
    • 5:00 pm - Drinking at the Stardrop Saloon.
    • 11:00 pm - Goes home and goes to bed.
  • Sunday
    • 9:00 am - Standing in the kitchen at Marnie's Ranch.
    • 2:00 am - Still standing Marnie's kitchen.
  • Monday - Friday (Community Center Restored)
    • 9:00 am - Standing in the kitchen at Marnie's Ranch.
    • 11:00 am - In his bedroom at Marnie's Ranch.
    • 12:00 pm - Standing by the fireplace at Marnie's Ranch.
    • 2:00 pm - Drinking at the Stardrop Saloon.
    • 11:00 pm - Goes home and goes to bed.

Marriage

  • Monday
    • 6:00 am - At home
    • 10:30 am - At Marnie's Ranch
    • 11:50 am - Standing under the big tree in Cindersap Forest
    • 5:00 pm - Starts heading home.
    • 7:30 pm - Arrives at home.
    • 10:00 pm - Goes to bed.
  • Friday
    • 6:00 am - At home
    • 8:30 am - Goes to the river in Pelican Town.
    • 10:00 am - Standing by the river
    • 1:00 pm - Goes to Pierre's General Store
    • 5:00 pm - Drinking at the Stardrop Saloon
    • 10:00 pm - Goes back home and goes to bed.

Related: Stardew Valley Best Crops for Every Season - Spring, Summer, & Fall! - Pro Game Guides


Friendship Events

The friendship events are good way to gain or lose some affection. Listed below are the options you have and what you should avoid.

  • Six Hearts
    • When he asks you why he shouldn't just roll off the cliff
      • Because there's so much to live for! (No effect)
      • Jas needs you. You're like a father to her. (No effect)
      • It would be a sin. (No effect)
      • The decision is your own. Just know that I'm here for you. (No effect)
    • The day after, he will apologize. You can respond with one of these
      • I'm glad I was there to help. (+10 Friendship)
      • You needed a serious wake-up call. (-10 Friendship)
      • I'm just happy you're still here. (+10 Friendship)
  • Four Hearts
    • When she asks if it was selfish to move out of the city to be an artist
      • No, it had to be done. (No Effect)
      • No, and your ex sounds like an idiot. (No Effect)
      • No, but you would've been better off staying in the city. (-20 Friendship)
      • Yeah, a little. (-20 Friendship)
      • Yeah, but it's natural to care about yourself first. (-20 Friendship)

That's it! With all this information, you're ready to gain Shane's affections. Way to get on his good side!

Hey, don't forget about Leah! You can also gain her affections with this guide!

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