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Are there any romances in Skyrim TES V: Skyrim Guide

On this page of our guide to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim we answer the question if there are romances in the game, or other forms of establishing closer relationships with NPCs. This may be useful knowledge for people who don't want to go play the game as a loner.

In Skyrim there are no classic romance mechanics, based on such RPGs like those released by the BioWare studio - Are there any romances in Skyrim - FAQ - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Game Guide

In Skyrim there are no classic romance mechanics, based on such RPGs like those released by the BioWare studio. In other words, the main protagonist doesn't meet several unique characters during the game, with whom he or she could gradually build closer relations throughout the whole story campaign in order to finally start a romantic relationship.

Thankfully, there is a very interesting alternative to establish a romantic relationship in the game - you can get married and live together with one of the dozens of NPCs living in the game world.

How to get married?

Getting married requires a lot of preparation before you even start looking for a potential husband or wife candidate:

  1. Visit Temple of Mara in the Riften and meet Maramal. If you cannot find the priest in the temple, then walk around the city.
  2. Talk to Maramal about marriage.
  3. You need to get Mara's amulet - you can buy it from Maramal or obtain it in other ways. For example, you can get it by stealing it or performing a side quest called The Book of Love.
  4. Put on amulet of Mara.
  5. Now during the conversations with NPCs, the options window for submitting marriage proposals will appear.
  6. After someone agrees, return to Maramal and take part in the wedding ceremony.

List of candidates - if you search a husband

The following table shows the list of prime candidates who may become a perfect husband. Apart from finding a specific NPC you have to meet additional requirements each time, such as - complete a quest related to that character, complete a small order, provide support to the faction represented by that character, or simply pay the NPC.

NPC NAME

LOCATIONS OF SPECIFIC NPC

Ainethach

Karthwasten /The Reach

Angrenor

Beggar Candlehearth Hall / Windhelm

Argis

Vlindrel Hall / Markarth

Athis Dunmer

Living Quarters /Whiterun

Balimund

The Scorched Hammer / Riften

Belran

The Winking Skeever / Solitude

Benor

Morthal

Calder

Hjerim / Windhelm

Cosnach

Silver-Blood Inn / Markarth

Derkeethus

Darkwater Crossing /Eastmarch

Farkas

Jorrvaskr / Whiterun

Filnjar

Shor's Stone /The Rift

Gat gro-Shargakh

Kolskeggr Mine / The Reach

Ghorbash

Dushnikh Yal / The Reach

Halbarn

Bujold's Retreat

Marcurio

Bee and Barb / Riften

Moth gro-Bagol

Understone Keep / Markarth

Octieve

Solitude

Odfel

Shor's Stone

Omluag

Markarth Smelter / Markarth

Onmund

College of Winterhold

Pavo Attius

Kolskeggr Mine / The Reach

Perth

Soljund's Sinkhole / The Reach

Quintus Navale

The White Phial / Windhelm

Revyn Sadri

Sadri's Used Wares / Windhelm

Roggi Knot-Bearch

Kynesgrove / Eastmarch

Romlyn Dreth

Black-Briar Meadery / Riften

Scouts-Many-Marshes

Argonian Assemblage / Windhelm

Sondas Drenim

Goldenrock Mine / Eastmarch

Sorex Vinius

Winking Skeever / Solitude

Stenvar

Candlehearth Hall / Windhelm

Torvar

Jorrvaskr / Whiterun

Vilkas

Jorrvaskr / Whiterun

Vorstag

Silver-Blood Inn / Markarth

Wilhelm

Ivarstead / The Rift

List of candidates - if you search for wife

The table below shows the list of candidates for a wife. Apart from finding a specific NPC you have to meet additional requirements each time, such as - complete a quest related to that character, complete a small order, provide support to the faction represented by that character, or simply pay the NPC.

NPC NAME

LOCATIONS OF SPECIFIC NPC

Aela

Jorrvaskr / Whiterun

Aeri

Anga's Mill / The Pale

Anwen

Temple of Dibella / Markarth

Avrusa Sarethi

Sarethi Farm / The Rift

Borgakh

Mor Khazgur / Haafingar

Brelyna Maryon

College of Winterhold

Camilla Valerius

Riverwood

Dravynea

Kynesgrove / Eastmarch

Ghorza gra-Bagol

Blacksmith Shed / Markarth

Gilfre

Mixwater Mill / Eastmarch

Hilund

Bujold's Retreat

Iona

Honeyside / Riften

Jenassa

Drunken Huntsman / Whiterun

Jordis the Sword-Maiden

Proudspire Manor / Solitude

Lydia

Whiterun

Mjoll the Lioness

Riften

Morwen

Skaal Village

Muiri

The Hag's Cure / Markarth

Njada Stonearm

Jorrvaskr / Whiterun

Orla

Temple of Dibella / Markarth

Rayya

Lakeview Manor

Ria

Jorrvaskr / Whiterun

Senna

Temple of Dibella / Markarth

Shahvee

Argonian Assemblage / Windhelm

Sylgja

Shor's Stone / The Rift

Taarie Altmer

Solitude

Temba Wide-Arm

Ivarstead / The Rift

Uthgerd the Unbroken

The Bannered Mare / Whiterun

Viola Giordano

Candlehearth Hall / Windhelm

Ysolda

Whiterun

Unique features of being married

  1. Once you've established a relationship with someone, you'll need to determine which location will serve as your honeymoon home. You can choose one of your homes (if you have already bought one) or move into a new husband's or wife's property.
  2. Once a day, you can ask your husband/wife to cook a meal that provides health, mana and stamina bonuses.
  3. The wife/husband can share the profits earned from your retail store business. It's another incentive to come home regularly.
  4. You can sleep with your wife/husband and this will give you a temporary bonus to learn new skills.
  5. If you have the Hearthfire add-on installed, then you can adopt and raise a child together with your spouse.
  6. The game does not provide any options to get a divorce or any possibility to establish romantic relationships with several different NPCs at the same time.
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