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Stardew Valley: Increase Alex's Friendship Level

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Players are trying to increase friendship levels with Alex, an NPC within Stardew Valley.

As a part of the game, players are able to increase their relationship with their neighbors and potentially marry them if they are single. The marriage candidates include Alex, Elliott, Harvey, Sam, Sebastian, Shane, Abigail, Emily, Haley, Leah, Maru, and Penny. Are you wondering how to become better friends with and potentially marry Alex? Here's how to increase your friendship levels with him.

Here's how to become better friends with Alex in Stardew Valley.

How to Increase Friendship Level with Alex

Alex, like all other villagers, will gain more hearts once gifts are given to him. To increase your friendship, avoid giving him gifts that he Dislikes or Hates, and focus on ones he Likes or Loves.

Alex loves all Universal Loves within the game along with Complete Breakfast and Salmon Dinner. By making these specific recipes and giving them to him, you will gain Hearts. His likes are fairly simple, as he prefers all Universal Likes along with Eggs. Don't give him a Void Egg, though, as he dislikes this.

Take note of his birthday as well, which is on Summer 13. When you give him gifts on this day, you will prompt exclusive dialogue and it will have an 8x effect on your relationship.

The process for marriage can only begin once you have eight hearts with your desired character. After this, Pierre will offer you the chance to buy a bouquet and give it to them, beginning the process.

For more assistance with Stardew Valley, check out our other guides on how to find a Fiddlehead Fern and buy furniture.