SoS: Friends of Mineral Town Bachelor Marriage Guide

The items to give each eligible bachelor in Mineral Town to earn their trust and, if lucky, their hearts.

You've got to settle down if you want to make the most of your time in Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town, and in this iteration, you can marry eligible bachelors or bachelorettes no matter your gender.

There are more bachelors than bachelorettes in FoMT, and three of them are hidden marriage candidates: Huang, Bon Vivant, and Kappa. Two of them provide a fair challenge for the fan looking to truly do everything over multiple playthroughs.

We'll be going over the likes and dislikes for all nine bachelors, from the fan-favorite Gray to the elusive and food-obsessed Bon Vivant.

You can increase all the townsfolk perception of you by granting them gifts and talking to them every day. Actions speak louder than words, though, so be sure to give gifts to those you want to be endeared to.

These are the gains and losses for gifts from "Favorite" to "Hated":

  • Favorite items grant 9 Friend Points and 800 Love Points
  • Loved items grant 9 Friend Points and 500 Love Points
  • Liked items grant 3 Friend Points and 300 Love Points
  • Neutral items grant 1 Friend Point and 100 Love Points
  • Disliked items remove 3 Friend Points and 500 Love Points
  • Hated items remove 9 Friend Points and 800 Love

How to Get Married in SoS: FoMT

The requirements to get married haven't changed much over the years, and they aren't anything crazy:

  1. Get a character's heart up to a red heart via gift giving and seeing/participating in their heart events. Once a character reaches a new heart level, you can find them at the right time and place to trigger the event for that tier.
  2. Upgrade your house twice, to the Big House.
    1. It costs 150 Lumber, 50 Material Stone, and 3000G for the first upgrade, to the Slightly Bigger House.
    2. It costs 600 Lumber, 250 Material Stone, and 10000G for the second upgrade, to the Big House.
  3. Buy the Large Bed from the shop.
  4. Give your love interest a Preserved Flower, one of which will be given to you for free after triggering a character's red heart event.

In the item listings below, items that are particularly easy to obtain are underlined to make this whole process easier. Don't be afraid to give someone the same things every single day  it's totally normal!

Gray's Likes and Dislikes

Gray endears himself to most players because of the harsh treatment he receives from his grandfather, Saibara, but he comes to learn his way during his time in Mineral Town just as you do.

He catches a lot of flak from Saibara, but Gray is a hard worker with a kind heart. He spends most of his time at the forge, library, and inn.

The rival for Gray's affection is Marie, and his birthday falls on Winter 6.

  • Favorite items: Roasted corn

  • Loved items: Precious stones and ore of all types, apple pie, baked sweet potato, baumkuchen, bibimbap, bracelet, brooch, cake, candied sweet potato, carbonara, cheese souffle, cheesecake, chocolate, curry bread, curry rice, dress, earrings, face lotion, face pack, fried rice, fries, ice cream, nasi goreng, necklace, okonomiyaki, omurice, pancakes, pudding, sand rose, sunscreen.

  • Liked items: Eggs of all types, cheese of all types, ajillo, almond jelly, bagna cauda, branch, bread, cheese fondue, cheese risotto, corn, curry udon, daifuku, eggs benedict, high grade grape juice, ketchup, large fish, lumber, margherita, mashed potatoes, material stone, mayonnaise, moon dumplings, napolitan, perfume, popcorn, potato, quiche, ramen, shark fin soup, stew, tamagoyaki, tomato, zenzai.

  • Disliked and hated items: Trash of all types, food with spicy in the name, adzuki, ancient fish fossil, bamboo shoot, bell pepper, carrot, chestnut, chestnut rice, chili pepper, dango flour, dorayaki, fodder, hot spring egg, mont blanc, golden lumber, oden, pet treat, pepper steak, pot-a-feu, turnip, red grass, poisonouse mushroom, pirate's treasure, yellow grass, letter in a bottle.

Kai's Likes and Dislikes

Kai's only in Mineral Town over the summer, but he has such an impact on it that Rick just won't shut up about how much he hates Kai — even in winter.

Kai enjoys the relaxed pace of Mineral Town and the friendliness of its inhabitants, but he's a little harder to woo since he's only in town for one month of the year. Luckily, you can begin giving him pineapple near the end of summer, and a fair portion of his loved items are easy enough to obtain.

Popuri is the obvious rival for Kai's love, and his birthday is Summer 22.

  • Favorite items: Pineapple

  • Loved items: Eggs of all types, bibimbap, bread, churros, corn, curry bread, curry rice, diamond, eggs benedict, french toast, fried rice, high grade grape juice, large fish, nasi goreng, oil, omurice, onion, perfume, pineapple juice, pink diamond, pumpkin, pumpkin potage, shark fin soup, tomato, wheat flour, wild grape water.

  • Liked items: Apples of all types, milk of all types, small and medium fish, acqua pazza, ajillo, bagna cauda, bracelet, brooch, butter, carpaccio, cheese, curry powder, dress, earrings, face lotion, face pack, fish fritter, grilled fish, honey, ketchup, mayonnaise, napolitan, necklace, orangettes, paella, popcorn, relax tea leaves, salad, sashimi, seafood rice bowl, strawberry cake, sunscreen, sushi, tempura, wild grapes, orange, orange bread, orange peel.

  • Disliked and hated items: Precious ore and stones of all types, building materials of all types, fur and wool and yarn, mushroom or matsutake and their products, trash of all types, grass of all types, bamboo shoot, bamboo shoot rice, baked sweet potato, candied sweet potato, curry udon, daifuku, hot spring egg, fodder, golden lumber, margherita, miso soup, mochi, oden, okonomiyaki, pet treat, philosopher's stone, pot-a-feu, pirate's treasure, ramen, roasted corn, sand rose, buckwheat flour, tempura soba, tempura udon, turnip, poisonous mushroom, letter in a bottle, mysterious lithograph, ancient fish fossil, zaru soba, zenzai, udon, sweet potato

Doctor's Likes and Dislikes

One of a pair that seems destined from the outset, Doctor spends just about all of his time at the clinic with Elly. He's focused on the health of his patients, though, and not particularly on his ever-reliable nurse.

Doctor is focused on health and healthy living, just what one would expect from someone with the exact name of their profession. He spends most of his time at the clinic.

Doctor's birthday falls on Fall 19, and your rival for him is Elly.

  • Favorite items: Milk

  • Loved items: Grass of all types, fruit and vegetable juices of all types except pineapple juice, bamboo shoot, medium and large fish, blue magic red flower, carpaccio, chestnut rice, elli leaves, butter, honey, mont blanc, paella, poisonous mushroom, roasted chestnut, seafood rice bowl, shark fin soup, stew.

  • Liked items: Apples of all types, all non-plain milk, eggs of all types (including hot spring), food with spicy in the name, adzuki, baked apple, acqua pazza, bamboo shoot rice, bell pepper, carrot, cheese, chestnut, chili pepper, corn, chop suey, dorayaki, eggs benedict, ketchup, mashed potatoes, matsutake rice, mushroom gratin, mushroom rice, napolitan, oden, onion, orangettes, pepper steak, pineapple, pineapple juice, pot-a-feu, potato, pumpkin, pumpkin potage, quiche, relax tea, roasted corn, small fish, vegetables, spinach, strawberry, strawberry cake, orange, orange bread, orange peel, tempura soba, tomato, turnip, zaru soba.

  • Disliked and hated items: Precious ore and stones of all types, building materials of all types, trash of all types, ancient fish fossil, baumkuchen, bracelet, branch, brooch, cake, fodder, chocolate cookies, dress, earrings, face lotion, face pack, necklace, margherita, pirate's treasure, philospher's stone, perfume, pancakes, popcorn, sunscreen, sand rose.

Cliff's Likes and Dislikes

Cliff is perhaps the least obvious bachelor in Mineral Town, as he spends half of the first year sitting in church. It's also possible to see him leave town completely if you don't get him a job at the winery.

Provided you've taken the time to get Cliff a job, he'll stay in town and you can woo him all the way to marriage. Since he's essentially homeless unless you marry him, he's not the pickiest guy out there.

Ran will swoop him up if you don't, so be prepared for his Summer 6 birthday.

  • Favorite items: Curry rice

  • Loved items: Bamboo shoot rice, bibimbap, cheese fondue, cheese risotto, curry bread, curry udon, fried rice, grilled fish, margherita, matsutake rice, miso soup, mixed au lait, mushroom gratin, mushroom rice, okonomiyaki, omurice, ramen, sandwich, stew, stir-fried vegetables, sushi, tamagoyaki, tempura, tempura soba, tempura udon, vegetable juice.

  • Liked items: Apples of all types, milk of all types, adzuki, baked apple, baked sweet potato, baumkuchen, boiled egg, bread, cake, candied sweet potato, carbonara, carrot, cheese, cheese souffle, cheesecake, chocolate, corn, cucumber, daifuku, dorayaki, fries, fruit juice, grape juice, high grade grape juice, raisin bread, pineapple, pineapple juice, ice cream, mixed juice, mochi, moon dumplings, onigiri, orangettes, pancakes, salad, popcorn, pudding, relax tea, sashimi, strawberry, strawberry cake, strawberry milk (cooked), zenzai, tomato, orange, orange bread, orange peel, wild grape water, wild grapes.

  • Disliked and hated items: Precious stones and ore of all types, fur and wool and yarn, grass of all types, trash of all types, butter, copper, fodder, dango flour, ello leaves, ancient fish fossil, curry powder, letter in a bottle, golden lumber, oil, pirate's treasure, mysterious lithograph, pet treat, philosopher's stone, poisonous mushroom, sand rose, wheat flour.

Rick Likes and Dislikes

Rick's a family man, which means his first priority is his mother and sister — and taking care of the family's chicken farm.

Though he spends most of his time complaining initially, Rick slowly opens up to you about his protectiveness over Popuri and Lillia, and it turns out not to be that much of a stickler as he initially seems.

You'll be competing with Karen for Rick's attention, and his birthday comes on Fall 27.

  • Favorite items: Hot spring egg

  • Loved items: Eggs of all types, ajillo, bagna cauda, bibimbap, cheese, chicken feed, chocolate, churros, corn, eggs benedict, french toast, high grade grape juice, honey, large fish, mayonnaise, nasi goreng, omurice, popcorn, pudding, quiche, shark fin soup, tamagoyaki, wild grape water.

  • Liked items: Grasses of all types (except yellow and red), building materials, blue magic red flower, bracelet, brooch, carbonara, carpaccio, cheese souffle, cheesecake, chocolate cookies, curry udon, dress, earrings, face lotion, face pack, fish fritter, fries, fruit juice, grape juice, ketchup, medium fish, raisin bread, necklace, onigiri, mushroom, mixed juice, napolitan, necklace, tempura udon, sunscreen, stir-fried vegetables, relax tea, relax tea leaves, ramen, pineapple, pineapple juice, pet treat, paella, orange venus.

  • Disliked and hated items: Precious ore and stones of all types, trash of all types, fur and wool and yarn, boiled egg, yellow grass, red grass, ancient fish fossil, letter in a bottle, pirate's treasure, mysterious lithograph, poisonous mushroom, philosopher's stone, daifuku, perfume, pumpkin, pumpkin potage, curry rice, curry bread, cheese risotto, cheese fondue, stew, sand rose, golden lumber, zenzai, sweet potato.

Brandon Likes and Dislikes

Brandon is brand new to SoS: Friends of Mineral Town, and he's relatively new to Mineral Town as a whole.

Spending most of his time up in Gotts' workshop, Brandon is an artist and looks toward the beauty of nature for inspiration to create new works. He's surprisingly open to simple gifts, using them to draw inspiration as well.

Unlike the other more straightforward bachelors, Brandon doesn't have a love interest. His birthday comes around on Fall 7.

  • Favorite items: Matsutake, dorayaki.

  • Loved items: Eggs of all types, apple, adzuki, baked apple, cheese, carrot, butter, cucumber, curry powder, eggs benedict, honey, ketchup, mashed potatoes, napolitan, oil, onion, orangettes, potato, pumpkin, pumpkin potage, quiche, relax tea leaves, sweet potato, orange, orange bread, orange peel, wheat flour.

  • Liked items: Milk of all types, apple pie, baumkuchen, bibimbap, branch, buckwheat flour, cake, candied sweet potato, chocolate, chocolate cookies, carpaccio, fish fritter, fruit juice, grape juice, high grade grape juice, ice cream, large fish, lumber, medium fish, miso soup, mixed juice, lixed au lait, nasi goreng, omurice, paella, pancakes, pudding, pirate's treasure, ancient fish fossil, pudding, salad, sandwich, seafood rice bowl, shark fin soup, relax tea, strawberry cake, sushi, tempura soba, tempura udon, vegetable juice, wild grape water, zaru soba.

  • Disliked and hated items: Fur and wool and yarn, precious ores and stones of all types, trash of all types, brooch, bracelet, necklace, dress, earrings, face lotion, face pack, mysterious lithograph, philosopher's stone, dango flour, elli leaves, fodder, letter in a bottle, roasted corn, sunscreen, pet treat, material stone.

Huang's Likes and Dislikes

Huang is the easiest of the three secret bachelors, and he really only has one special requirement: buy the flower vase he offers you.

Unlike Kappa and Bon Vivant, Huang will stay at your home. Though he only comes home from 5 p.m. onward, he otherwise stays at Zack's to peddle his wares.

There are no rivals for Huang, and his birthday is on Winter 19.

  • Loved items: Adamantite, alexandrite, ancient fish fossil, philosopher's stone, bracelet, brooch, diamond, dress, earrings, face lotion, face pack, sunscreen, gold egg, diamond, emerald, gold, mithril, moonstone, orichalcum, peridot, pink diamond, ruby, sand rose, topaz.

  • Liked items: Apples of all types, aquamarine, garnet, orangettes, perfume, sapphire, orange, orange bread, orange peel.

  • Disliked and hated items: Building materials, trash of all types, fodder, golden lumber, letter in a bottle, mysterious lithograph, poisonous mushroom, copper, scrap ore, silver.

Bon Vivant's Likes and Dislikes

Bon Vivant's marriage requirements are a little different from what you might be used to in Friends of Mineral Town. One thing's for certain: he certainly lives up to his title as gourmand.

You don't have to worry about heart events with him, unlike most other marriage candidates. However, he'll only be persistently present at your house on days 10, 20, and 30 or each month.

In order to tickle Bon Vivant's fancy, you'll need to:

  1. Win the cooking competition five times: You likely won't be able to in your first year, so this alone will push you to six years.
  2. Cook every single recipe at least once
  3. Get his affection high enough
  4. Have a Big House with a Large Bed and grant him a Blue Feather, like everyone else

It's worth noting that cooking once a day actually gives the same value of affection toward Bon Vivant as if you were talking to him.

You'll only have an opportunity to give him a gift after the cooking festival (Spring 22, which is also his birthday). He will stay in the town square until 8 p.m. on the day of the cooking festival, so you'll have to trek back out there to give him a gift.

  • Loved items: Elli leaves
  • Liked items: Any cooked dish (but NOT spring sun, summer sun, fall sun, or winter sun)
  • Disliked and hated items: Anything that's not a cooked dish

Kappa's Likes and Dislikes:

Kappa is almost as hard to marry as the Harvest Goddess is, so much so that we've got a guide on how to marry Kappa in FoMT.

Kappa will never leave the lake on Mother's Hill, even after you marry him. Why marry this guy? Well, just look at his face. Why wouldn't you?

  • Loved items: Cucumber

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Be sure to check our bachelorette guide as well, just in case!

Look forward to more SoS: Friends of Mineral Town guides here on GameSkinny.

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Published Jul. 21st 2020

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