It’s official: love is in the air in Sandrock. But just who do you share that love with? The pottery artist? Or maybe her brother looks more appealing? You don’t have to settle in My Time at Sandrock. There are more than 21 marriage candidates to choose from. If you find yourself at the crossroads with romance options, our ranking of all marriageable characters in My Time at Sandrock should help you decide. Even if your favorite is lower on the list, that doesn’t mean they’re any less enjoyable. Each character has something that makes them special.
Although her life is spent in a junkyard, Venti keeps an upbeat demeanor. The youngest member of the Eufala Savage Team is someone you may see daily as you salvage and hunt down items. As far as romance options in My Time at Sandrock, Venti’s content isn’t as deep as the others. Still, you can give her romance a shot and give her a reason to remain in Sandrock.
One of Sandrock’s resident teachers, Jane is a returning townsfolk. She’s sweet and proves a worthwhile marriage candidate to pursue. The only thing that might be off-putting for some My Time at Sandrock players is that Jane is one of the characters you won’t pursue in the beginning. You meet her in the third act. She’s easy to befriend, however, owing to the fact that she has plenty of liked and loved gifts.
Well-built? Conventionally handsome? And wearing a cape? Pen has all the makings of a classic hero, and that’s exactly how the character portrays himself in My Time at Sandrock. He proclaims to protect the town, but it’s a level of arrogance that can put some people off him. Despite that, the “Enforcer” for the Church of the Light is still a warm and funny character who is easy to gravitate toward.
In contrast to someone like Jane, Miguel is a character you can grow close to at the beginning of My Time at Sandrock. However, Miguel isn’t the easiest to grow a relationship with. There are plenty of things he doesn’t like compared to the things he does. He’s clever, but he also has a somewhat hard demeanor. Miguel does still make for a good friend though once you raise his relationship, and he can be an even better partner.
Arvio, the second half of the sibling duo, is one you’ll speak to often. As the owner of By the Stairs, he’ll ask you to run errands for him. He’s perhaps among the easiest bachelors to marry. The only reason he’s lower on the ranking is that much of the early relationship with him feels transactional rather than natural. Once you grow beyond that though he makes for a wonderful marriage candidate.
Out of the romance options in My Time at Sandrock, Catori has already walked down the aisle once. Trying to move on from her ex-husband, she left their son behind with her mother and ventured into Sandrock to build a new life. One thing to know about Catori is that she’s determined and headstrong, not allowing anyone to cut her from her dreams again. You can break past any walls the charming woman has to become the partner her ex never was.
Dr. Qi is yet another character staunchly devoted to his work to the point that he’s socially awkward. He’s a solid candidate to marry though thanks to how sweet that awkwardness can be. You’ll visit him a lot due to him being the local researcher, and over time, he’ll let you through his walls to connect on a deeper level.
A member of the Sandrock Civil Corps, Unsuur is the quiet protector of the town. It’s a nice contrast to the likes of Pen. His stoic-like stance does have him behaving like a wallflower in most cases. However, it’s enjoyable to grow closer to the character and watch him slowly blossom because of your relationship in My Time at Sandrock. His devotion to the animals in town as well as the residents is another lovely touch.
Grace is a gentle and somewhat shy character in My Time at Sandrock. She’s an archeology student, but she’s stuck as a cook in the Saloon. A funny thing about her is that she can’t cook, and the townsfolk (and Grace herself) will tell you as much. Still, it’s great to see her try and appreciate all the cooking-centric gifts you bring her.
Pablo doesn’t arrive back into Sandrock until after you do, so you’ll spend some time in the game before ever meeting him. His return is unmissable though as he’s a lively and vibrant character. Pablo is arguably the most stylish character around, his job as a hairdresser made evident. He’s delightful to know and build a relationship with as he’ll love to help you look just as fashionable as he is.
Logan is an enigma. He’s the most wanted man in Sandrock, and yet he’s one of the most enjoyable bachelors. Many people go for the so-called “broody, bad-boy” characters, and Logan exemplifies all those traits. Getting to know who he really is beyond being a wanted criminal is one of the more interesting developments for romance options in My Time at Sandrock.
Ernest is a reporter and new to Sandrock. Interestingly enough, his character story in My Time at Sandrock intertwines with Logan’s as the wanted criminal is the reason Ernest is sticking to town. He wants to learn more about him. However, he falls in love with the town and opts to stay for the people. You can easily be one of the reasons he makes it a permanent home.
Burgess is a devoted native of Sandrock. As such, he tries his best to keep the town going as he runs the Water World shop. He comes across as uptight though, and this can lead to the man behaving quite anxious. However, he’s fiercely loyal and a caring individual. These traits help make him a strong frontrunner as one of the best romance options in My Time at Sandrock.
Someone must adhere to the “farmer’s daughter” trope, and Elsie is the character who steps up for the title in My Time at Sandrock. She’s not the most mature marriage candidate though, and she certainly doesn’t trust you or any other new person that comes to town. That’s what makes her arc more compelling as you witness her personal growth. By the time you romance her, she’s not 100% the same as when you met her, and she’s all the better for it.
Justice is the resident sheriff and leader of the Civil Corps. Yes, his name is a little on the nose. He picked it out himself. Naming aside, Justice is a strong and charismatic individual worthy of holding his titles. He makes it a point to keep the town safe from anyone and anything. Even as a friend, Justice is loyal and supportive. As a love interest, he’s even more compassionate and caring, landing high on the list compared to other local bachelors.
Another part of the epic sibling duo, Amirah is the town artist and runs her own shop known as Ceramic Gate. She’s a free-spirited character in My Time at Sandrock, and she’s as devoted and appreciative of her brother Arvio as he is of her. Concerning a relationship, before you can get anywhere with her, you must snag her attention. It won’t happen right away, but with patience, you’ll discover she’s one of the loveliest and gentle marriage candidates in the game.
As a builder, Heidi is one of the most important residents you will know in Sandrock. She’s the local architect, and she’ll post numerous commissions that will help you grow closer over time. Even without the commissions, Heidi is a wonderful character to know. It’s immediately clear she’s one of the nicest people around, which makes her an easy love interest to enjoy.
Fang is the quiet and creative doctor in town. He doesn’t talk much, opting to speak through his raven named X. However, talking to them both will help you grow closer to Fang. You can try out his experiments every now and then to build a relationship, which highlights his scientific curiosity. He’s another romanceable character in My Time at Sandrock who requires patience, but gaining him as a partner is more than worth it.
Nothing like falling for your childhood friend, yet another popular romance trope My Time at Sandrock does well. As long as you reply to her letters, you’ll have a solid relationship before she ever comes to town. By the time she does arrive, it’s apparent she and the builder are rather close. Taking that extra leap to becoming a romantic partner is an obvious and easy one.
Owen most certainly suits the appearance of the rugged love interest. Owner of the Blue Moon Saloon, he’s one of the kindest people in Sandrock. His rough outward look doesn’t connect with his loving, open-hearted personality, but that clash makes him even more interesting. Owen’s a bit older than other marriage candidates, but he’s more than willing and ready to settle down, making him one of our favorite bachelors.
Finally, Mi-an tops the list of our favorite bachelorette characters to romance in My Time at Sandrock. She’s the first person you can grow close to in the game and serves as the other resident builder in town. Despite being your competitor, Mi-an is a kind and good-natured person. Her enthusiasm is infectious, and she’s as great as a romantic partner as she is as a friend.
And that’s our favorite ranking of the romance options in My Time at Sandrock. These are in no way indicative of how well the characters are written. Feel free to explore all the relationships to see who turns out to be your favorite. Remember to be careful: the characters can get jealous. If you get caught dating more than one, there’s a solid chance you’ll end up alone.
My Time at Sandrock is available for PC, PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch.