Stardew Valley: Guide to Dating Alex

This guide will tell you everything you need to know about Alex; from his daily schedule, to his favorite gifts, and even his favorite movies!

 

Overview

This guide contains information about about Alex’s gifts, heart events, schedules, and more in order to help you befriend him!

Introduction

Alex is a villager who lives in the house southeast of Pierre’s General Store. He is one of the twelve characters available to marry. He lives together with his two grandparents.

“Alex loves sports and hanging out at the beach. He is quite arrogant and brags to everyone that he is going to be a professional athlete. Is his cockiness just a facade to mask his crushing self-doubt? Is he using his sports dream to fill the void left by the disappearance of his parents? Or is he just a brazen youth trying to ‘look cool?’”
— Dev Update #12

About Alex

About Alex:

Lives in: 1 River Road

Born on: Summer 13

Relationships:

Family:

Evelyn (Grandmother)

George (Grandfather)

Friends:

Haley

Gifting

Giving Alex gifts can have a huge effect on your relationship– so try to give him his favorites!

You can give Alex up to two gifts per week (plus an additional one on his birthday), which will raise or lower his friendship with you. Gifts on his birthday (Summer 13) will have 8× multiplier effect and show a unique dialogue.

The quality of an item also has effect on points gained, the highest being Iridium quality:

= +10%
= +25%
= +50%

Loved Gifts

Tip: The easiest loved gift to give to Alex is Salmon Dinner. It is better to give a normal quality loved gift than it is to give an iridium quality loved gift.

“Hey, awesome! I love this stuff!”
Loved gifts will give a friendship boost of 85 points.

Complete Breakfast
Obtained via:

– Cooking

Obsidian
Obtained via:

– Cooking

Universally loved gifts
Universally loved gifts are gifts that are loved by all gifts, with a few exceptions. They are usually difficult to obtain. They are all loved by Alex. These include:

– Prismatic Shard
– Rabbit’s Foot
– Golden Pumpkin
– Magic Rock Candy
– Pearl

Liked Gifts

“This is cool! Thanks.”
Liked gifts will give a friendship boost of 45 points.

– All universal likes
– All eggs (except void egg)

Neutral Gifts

“Thanks!”
Neutral gifts will give a friendship boost of 20 points.

– All universal neutrals
– All Fruit (excluding all fruit from trees and Salmonberries)
– All Milk
– Chanterelle
– Common Mushroom
– Daffodil
– Dandelion
– Ginger
– Hazelnut
– Leek
– Magma Cap
– Morel
– Purple Mushroom
– Snow Yam
– Winter Root

Disliked Gifts

“Um… Okay. Thanks.”
Disliked gifts will reduce your friendship by 20 points.

– All universal dislikes
– Salmonberry
– WIld Horseradish

Hated Gifts

“Are you serious? This is garbage.”
Disliked gifts will reduce your friendship by 40 points.

– All universal hates
– Holly
– Quartz

Movie Theatre

The Movie Theater is a building that allows players to watch movies, alone or with a guest, once every 7 days, and is unlocked upon completing the community center, or JojaMart community upgrades.

Players must purchase a Movie Ticket for 1,000g to enter the Movie Theater. A second Movie Ticket can also be purchased for 1,000g and given to a villager in the same way a gift is given. This will invite the villager to attend the movie with the player. To see the movie with the villager, enter the theater on the same day the ticket is gifted; otherwise, the ticket is void.

Movies

Movies vary depending on the season and the year

Loved Movie = +200 friendship points
Liked Movie = +100 friendship points
Disliked Movie = No friendship points gained or lost

Loved Movies

Wumbus
Summer, Year 2
“An absurd sci-fi comedy centered around the life and times of a lumpy guy from another star.”

It Howls In The Rain
Fall, Year 2
“A group of youngsters set out to discover the source of a mysterious sound. (Parental Supervision Required)”

Liked Movies

Mysterium
Fall, Year 1
“Peer behind the midnight veil…
You must experience to believe!”

Journey Of The Prairie King: The Motion Picture
Summer, Year 1
“The beloved video game comes to the silver screen!”

The Brave Little Sapling
Spring, Year 1
“An animated family comedy about a little sprout on a magical adventure to become a tree!”

The Zuzu City Express
Winter, Year 2
“A beloved movie classic, carefully restored for modern theaters.”

Miracle at Coldstar Ranch
Winter, Year 1
“Against all odds, a family keeps the spirit of the Winter Star alive…”

Disliked Movies

Natural Wonders: Exploring Our Vibrant World
Spring, Year 2
“Take a tour through the lands of the Ferngill Republic… from The Fern Islands to Zuzu City, this world is full of life!”

Snack Choices

Players can choose to purchase a snack for their guest at the concessions counter. Only five foods out of the following are randomly offered at a time for the player to select for their guest.

Loved = +50 points
Liked = +25 points
Disliked = No points

Loved Snacks

Salmon Burger
150g

Stardrop Sorbet
1,250g

Liked Snacks
– All other snacks excluding loved and disliked

Disliked Snacks
– Black Licorice
– Cotton Candy
– Jawbreaker
– Joja Cola
– JojaCorn
– Rock Candy
– Sour Slimes

Heart Events

2 Hearts

On a sunny summer day, visit the beach when Alex is there.

 

 

4 Hearts

Enter town between 9am and 4pm.

 

 

5 Hearts

Enter Alex’s house when he’s there.

 

 

6 Hearts

Enter Alex’s house when he’s there.

8 Hearts

On a sunny summer day, visit the beach when Alex is there. Alternatively, visit the Ginger Island resort when Alex is there.

 

 

10 Hearts

Alex will send you a letter to meet him at the Saloon after dark. After receiving the letter, enter the Saloon between 7pm and 10pm.

 

“I feel the same way.” (No effect on friendship.) Alex is elated that the both of you were finally able to admit your feelings to each other. He happily digs into his steak. Dusty suddenly bursts through the window, salivating at the smell of food. Alex laughs.
“I’m sorry… I don’t feel that way about you.” (No effect on friendship.) Alex is crushed and apologizes for making you uncomfortable. He loses his appetite.

14 Hearts

Exit the Farmhouse in year 2+ between 6am and 8:20am on any day other than Sunday. You must have 5,000g available.

 

Marriage

In order to become engaged

– Reach 10 hearts with Alex

Once you gift a bouquet to Alex, you can advance your friendship up to 10 hearts, and he will be given the title of “Boyfriend”. The Bouquet can be obtained from Pierre’s for 200g.

– Have the Mermaid’s Pendant

You must gift the Mermaid Pendant to Alex. It can be purchased for 5,000g from the Old Mariner, who can be present on rainy days at the tidal pools on the beach. The pendant must be given after seeing his 10-heart cutscene, and no time before.

– Upgrade your house atleast once

You must also have upgraded your home a minimum of one time. This upgrade adds a kitchen, and can be purchased from Robin for 10,000g and 450 wood.

Married Life

Spouse Rooms and Outside Area
Once married, Alex will move into the farmhouse. He will add his own room to the right of the bedroom in your home. He’ll also setup a workout space behind the farmhouse where he’ll sometimes go to lift weights.

Stardrop Friendship

After attaining a high heart level (12.5) with Alex, he will give you a Stardrop. This only happens once per save file, even if you marry another spouse.

Chores

Alex may occasionally do chores, which consists of one of the following:

– Watering all crops on the farm (during spring, summer, and fall)
– Feeding all animals
– Watering the dog/cat’s bowl
– Repairing broken fences
– Giving gifts (ex. breakfast, dinner, or gifts found in the caves)

Exhaustion

When married, kissing your spouse will remove the exhaustion debuff from your energy bar. This works only with the first kiss of the day, and a heart will appear over your head. He will not accept your embrace if your friendship level is below 9.

Married Schedule

Monday
8:30 AM Leaves farm to visit his grandparents.
6:00 PM Heads back to farm.
10:00 PM Goes to bed.

Sunday
8:30 AM Leaves farm to go stand beneath a tree by his grandparent’s house.
11:00 AM Goes to the back room of the Stardrop Saloon.
3:00 PM Leaves to stand by the dog kennel.
6:30 PM Goes inside of his grandparent’s house and stands in the entryway.
8:00 PM Goes to stand inside of his room.
10:00 PM Leaves for the Farmhouse.

Spring Schedule

Rainy day

8:00 AM Leaves his room and stands in the entryway.
1:00 PM Goes to his room to lift weights.
4:00 PM Leaves his room to go stand outside by the dog pen.
6:30 PM Goes back into his house and stands in the entryway.
8:00 PM Goes to his room and stands by his dresser.
10:00 PM Goes to bed

Wednesday (if the player has less than 6 hearts with Haley)

8:00 AM Leaves his room to go outside and stand beneath nearby tree.
12:00 PM Goes to Haley and Emily’s house.
4:30 PM Leaves Haley and Emily’s house to go stand by the dog pen.
6:40 PM Goes back into his house and stands in the entryway.
8:00 PM Goes to his room and stands by his dresser.
10:00 PM Goes to bed

Regular Schedule

8:00 AM Leaves his room to go outside and stand beneath nearby tree.
1:00 PM Leaves the tree to go back to his room to lift weights.
4:00 PM Leaves his room to go stand outside by the dog pen.
6:30 PM Goes back into his house and stands in the entryway.
8:00 PM Goes to his room and stands by his dresser.
10:00 PM Goes to bed

Summer Schedule

Tuesday the 16th

8:00 AM Leaves his room to go outside and stand beneath nearby tree.
10:30 AM Goes to clinic.
11:00 AM In clinic waiting room.
1:40 PM Clinic examination room.
4:00 PM Returns home for the night.

Rainy day

8:00 AM Leaves his room and stands in the entryway.
1:00 PM Goes to his room to lift weights.
4:00 PM Leaves his house to go stand by the dog pen.
6:30 PM Goes back into his house and stands in the entryway.
8:00 PM Goes to his room and stands by his dresser.
10:00 PM Goes to bed.

Wednesday (if the player has less than 6 hearts with Haley)

8:00 AM Leaves his room to go outside and stand beneath nearby tree.
12:00 PM Goes to Haley and Emily’s house.
4:30 PM Leaves Haley and Emily’s house to go stand by the dog pen.
6:40 PM Goes back into his house and stands in the entryway.
8:00 PM Goes to his room and stands by his dresser.
10:00 PM Goes to bed.

Regular Schedule

7:50 AM Leaves home to go to beach.
12:00 PM Leaves beach to go work at ice cream stand.
5:00 PM Heads home to lift weights in his room.
7:00 PM Stands in front entryway of house.
8:00 PM Goes to his room to stand by his dresser.
10:00 PM Goes to bed.

Fall Schedule

Rainy day

8:00 AM Leaves his room and stands in the entryway.
1:00 PM Goes to his room to lift weights.
4:00 PM Leaves his house to go stand by the dog pen.
6:30 PM Goes back into his house and stands in the entryway.
8:00 PM Goes to his room and stands by his dresser.
10:00 PM Goes to bed.

Wednesday (if the player has less than 6 hearts with Haley)

8:00 AM Leaves his room to go outside and stand beneath nearby tree.
12:00 PM Goes to Haley and Emily’s house.
4:30 PM Leaves Haley and Emily’s house to go stand by the dog pen.
6:40 PM Goes back into his house and stands in the entryway.
8:00 PM Goes to his room and stands by his dresser.
10:00 PM Goes to bed.

Regular Schedule

8:00 AM Leaves his room to go outside and stand beneath nearby tree.
1:00 PM Goes to his room to lift weights.
4:00 PM Leaves his house to go stand by the dog pen.
6:30 PM Goes back into his house and stands in the entryway.
8:00 PM Goes to his room and stands by his dresser.
10:00 PM Goes to bed.

Winter Schedule

Wednesday, Winter 17

9:00 AM Leaves his house to go to the Spa.
3:00 PM Leaves the gym section of the Spa, heads to the beach to attend the Night Market.
12:00 AM Leaves the Night Market and returns home.

Wednesday (if the player has less than 6 hearts with Haley)

8:00 AM Leaves his room to go outside and stand beneath nearby tree.
12:00 PM Goes to Haley and Emily’s house.
4:30 PM Leaves Haley and Emily’s house to go stand by the dog pen.
6:40 PM Goes back into his house and stands in the entryway.
8:00 PM Goes to his room and stands by his dresser.
10:00 PM Goes to bed.

Regular Schedule

8:00 AM In his bedroom.
9:00 AM Leaves his house to go to the Spa.
3:00 PM Leaves the gym section of the Spa, heads home to his room.
6:00 PM Leaves his house to stand by the dog kennel.
7:30 PM Goes back inside his house and stands in the entryway.
9:00 PM Goes back to his bedroom and stands by his dresser.
10:40 PM Goes to bed.

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