Dating and Marriages in Village Life and not part of regular quests, even though you trigger them the same way, through “thought bubbles”. They’re pretty much contain the worst and best part of the game, which we describe below. If you’re new to the game, don’t forget to read our Village Life guide for dummies.
Getting your Villagers to Date
From Age 18 on, both single female and male villagers will start popping the “Love Heart” thought bubble, this means they want to start dating.
[box type=”shadow”]You cannot date members of your own Village.[/box]
[box type=”shadow”]Here’s one mandatory reason to have Villae Life friends (can be facebook contacts or not). If you don’t have neighbors with single villagers ready to date as well, or not neighbors at all, you will see an empty “thought bubble”. Playdemic’s forums are the right place to go in order to find active players.[/box]
Once you click on love heart bubble, a window will pop up with a list of village life single characters available to start dating, the list will be empty is there’re none, in that case, hurry and go get more community friends. Simply choose one and send a request.
Your neighbor will receive a message in their inbox with the option to accept of reject the dating. If they accept, the couple will start dating for a period of 24 hours give or take, during which you will constant tiny love hearts popping from their heads
Marriage: Getting Your Villagers to Marry
After the 24 hour period of waiting is over, you will see the Ring thought bubble show up, click on it to send the Marriage Proposal request. Your neighbor can accept it or reject it, and you will have to wait for as long as they click on either option.
Rejecting the marriage proposal means start the dating cycle all over again.
If the proposal is accepted, then a small intro with the marriage ceremony taking place appears, everyone in the ceremony will release plenty of happines bubbles, and since some users have reported that the shrine meter filled up and lost the extra bubbles, make sure the meter is still low when doing so.
Missing Villagers: What Happened To Your Character?
Maybe one of the game mechanics that annoy users the most happens when you “lose” one of your villagers, can be male or female, because they simply chose the other Village to spend their lives together. According to the developers, this is random, but probably villages with less couples will end up getting the newlyweds. So if you’re still wondering what happened to your missing villager after he/she started dating, they simply left. Even if you lose people now, sooner or later you will reach the population limit, but it takes time and this is the reason gamers leave Village Life on early stages. And no, it’s not related at all to who sends the marriage proposal.
[box type=”shadow”]If you keep playing, you will see many weddings go by and mourn your villagers leaving, you just need to hang on there and be patient and wait for them to join your village instead.[/box]
Pregnancy: How To Get Your Villagers Pregnant
There’re two ingredients to have babies in Village Life, one of them is having a married couple, and the other one is patience (we omitted the satisfy your villagers’ needs since it sounds obvious.)
Female villagers can get pregnant multiple time through their fertile lifecycle, you will likely have more babies from your original couple besides the twins.
The couple will only start “making a baby” once you accept the “maybe baby” thought bubble popping from your married female villager, but the time you need to wait in order for your couple to want to have a baby is absolutely random. Recently married couples might want one right away or more than a week can go by until the “Thought Bubble” appears.
Once the female villager gets pregnant, you must wait between 24 and 48 hours in order for her to give birth, during this period, the femaly villager won’t be able to work and you will notice the change in her physical appearance.
Once the villager is ready to give birth, you will get a mailbox message that you need to read so the the couple gets into their hut and deliver it.
Unfortunately, the villager can fail to conceive the baby, such is life!. Pretty much like losing your villager after the marriage, you can get the same outcome multiple times in a row, another game mechanic fans don’t like at all.
Select the name for the new baby boy/girl, if you want to rename the character you will be able to do so multiple times.
[box type=”shadow”]Village Life users have been reporting pregnancies in villagers older than 45 years old, so the exact age limit for pregnancies is not yet known.[/box]
Village Life Population Limits
How many villagers can you have in Village Life?. The population limit in Village Life is 14 people. However, if some of your villagers get married and bring their couple in, that number can increase. Mind you, you won’t have new kids in the meantime since none of the couples will have the “maybe baby” thought.
Can Villagers Divorce/Split?
Even though you won’t get the pop up box like in most major events, if a couple fails to conceive multiple times, the husband can leave the wife alone and leave the village as well. This is not a game error. It seems that villagers do divorce if the couple can’t give birth after many tries.
You will notice that after your villager gets married and in case he/she leaves to the other village (again, this is random). Another character could take the place of the “dissapeared” villager. These are known as “Lost Villagers, and suddenly appear mainly to compensate the loss. but it does not happen all the time though. you will also receive a message in your mailbox telling you about the newcomer.