Best romance options
1. Yennefer (The Witcher series)
Yennefer and Geralt are forever linked together by destiny, and it's not wrong to call them soulmates. Even though you can romance others, Geralt will always inextricably be tied to Yennefer. It's no wonder that we feel drawn to her, too. That she's a badass sorceress and isn't afraid to speak her mind only makes her awesome. Plus, how many characters could (or would) conjure up a life-sized unicorn to have sex on top of? Not many. -Jennifer Locke
2. Garrus (Mass Effect 2)
This is the galaxy's bad boy, everybody's favorite Turian. It was a crime when we couldn't romance him in the first Mass Effect, and BioWare heard our pleas. The scars he would get only made him hotter. I romanced Liara (sorry, Garrus. In my defense, the galaxy had a lot of eligible aliens), but Garrus was always on my team, and he deserved a spot on this list. There's no Shepard without Vakarian. We'll meet you at the bar, buddy. -Jennifer Locke
3. Chloe Price (Life is Strange)
You can't help but fall in love with Chloe, and her relationship with Max only makes her more endearing. She's one of the few LGBTQ+ romance options out there, and the buildup to this relationship was both raw and real, like any awkward teenage romance. Max and Chloe are partners in crime (and time) for a reason. Should you romance Warren Graham instead, it felt like settling for the underdeveloped, second-best choice. -Jennifer Locke
4. Iron Bull (Dragon Age: Inquisition)
I think if you just look at a picture of Iron Bull, you'll understand why he's on the list. He uh, he gives a new meaning to "riding the stallion" — or bull, if you would prefer. Anyway, ignoring that, Iron Bull's a cool dude who doesn't pressure you into anything more than you want, whether it be a casual fling or serious relationship. And he's voiced by Freddie Prinze Jr., so that's a win in my book. -Jennifer Locke
5. Everyone in Stardew Valley
When you move to the Stardew Valley after leaving your corporate job, you're introduced into the culture of the small town near your farm. There are a lot of characters to get to know, from Pam the alcoholic, Emily the bartender with dreams of her own, to Shane, a man struggling with depression. Getting to know them and building relationships is at the heart of the game, but with a lot of them, you can go even further. If you put your mind to it, you can start dating and then marry one of 12 bachelors or bachelorettes. This task unlocks even greater ways of getting to know the townsfolk, creating a satisfying and sometimes adorable goal for the game, which is already full of those. -Carli Velocci
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