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Persona 3 Reload Romance Options and Social Links Guide

Persona 3 Reload has launched, allowing you to develop social links and have romantic relationships with your favorite companions.

Persona games have always been renowned for their beloved characters, and that isn’t better exemplified than in Persona 3 Reload. Each of the six romanceable options oozes with charm, making them all potential partners. Social links are an important feature of relationships in Persona 3 Reload, as they track your approval rating with characters from zero to ten. This article will guide you through the mechanics of romance and friendships, detailing the consequences of multiple relationships. We’ll also show you how to land that first date and how to navigate the social links of Persona 3 Reload.

What Characters Can You Romance In Persona 3 Reload?

You can romance Aigis, Chihiro Fushimi, Fuuka Yamagishi, Mitsuru Kirijo, Yukari Takeba, and Yuko Nishiwaki in Persona 3 Reload. There are no male romanceable characters in the game. Below, we break down each of the 6 romanceable characters and how to max their social links:


  • Arcana: Aeon
  • Romance Start Date: January 8
  • Days Available: Every day except for Sundays
  • Social Link Rank Required: Rank 7
  • Location: Classroom 2F
Screenshot of Aegis in Persona 3 Reload
Screenshot of Aegis in Persona 3 Reload

Aigis, a high-functioning robot with an arsenal of weapons at her fingertips and an unexpectedly sharp sense of humor, initially seems an unlikely candidate for an emotional connection. Her straightforward nature in battle contrasts sharply with her struggle to navigate social nuances, posing a unique challenge to forming a bond. Yet, these differences make Aigis’s Social Link one of the most rewarding.

To start a romance with Aigis in Persona 3 Reload, speak with her on January 8th in Classroom 2F. Keep meeting her any day except Sundays to improve your Social Link to rank 7. When you reach this rank, Aigis will open up emotionally, explaining that she believes her heart is becoming more human-like and is starting to fall for you. Pursuing her social link to max rank results in a beautiful love story with an incredibly intimate romantic scene. Check out our comprehensive Aigis Romance and Social Link guide here.

Chihiro Fushimi

  • Arcana: Justice
  • Start Date: May 28
  • Pre-Requisites: Speak to her three times
  • Days Available: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
  • Social Link Rank Required: Rank 5
  • Location: Student Council room
Chihiro Fushimi Persona 3 Reload Screenshot
Screenshot of Chihiro Fushimi in Persona 3 Reload

Chihiro is characterized by her shyness and fear of social interactions, particularly with boys. Her role as the treasurer of the student council hides her internal struggle with self-confidence and assertiveness. Chihiro’s journey is one of personal growth as she learns to overcome her fears and stand up for herself.

Chihiro’s social link requires patience and persistence; she will reject your initial two attempts to start a social link with her. After linking on the third attempt, continue speaking with her on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays in the student council room to progress your link to Rank 5, allowing you to start a romance. From here, players begin to witness Chihiro’s transformation when supported by your kindness and understanding. Her story is a testament to the power of friendship and love in fostering self-esteem and independence.

Fuuka Yamagishi

  • Arcana: Priestess
  • Start Date: June 19
  • Pre-Requisites: Courage Rank MAX: Badass, Started Fortune Social Link
  • Days Available: Monday, Friday, Saturday
  • Social Link Rank Required: Rank 7
  • Location: Outside the bathroom on the second floor of Gekkoukan High School
Fuuka Yamagishi Persona 3 Reload Screenshot
Screenshot of Fuuka Yamagishi in Persona 3 Reload

Fuuka is the epitome of quiet strength. Her gentle demeanor and introverted nature conceal a resilient spirit shaped by her experiences of being bullied and her time trapped in Tartarus. Fuuka’s ability to summon her Persona under extreme duress and her dedication to supporting others highlight her inner courage and kindness.

To pursue a romantic relationship with Fuuka, you must first max out your Courage rank to Badass and have at least started the Fortune Social Link. Once done, find her Outside the bathroom on the second floor of Gekkoukan High School on Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays to start and progress your social link with her. Pushing your social link with Fuuka past rank 7 opens the door for a romance with shared moments of vulnerability, leading to a deep, meaningful connection. Fuuka’s romance narrative emphasizes the importance of mutual support and understanding, proving that strength comes in many forms.

Mitsuru Kirijo

  • Arcana: Empress
  • Start Date: November 21
  • Pre-Requisites: Academics Rank MAX: Genius
  • Days Available: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
  • Social Link Rank Required: Rank 6
  • Location: Faculty Office Entrance
Mitsuru Kirijo Persona 3 Reload Screenshot
Screenshot of Mitsuru Kirijo in Persona 3 Reload

Mitsuru Kirijo is a figure of authority and elegance, with a sharp intellect and a strong sense of duty. Her outwardly cold demeanor masks a passionate commitment to her responsibilities and a deep-seated desire for genuine connections. Mitsuru’s journey involves breaking down the barriers of her icy persona to reveal the vulnerability and warmth beneath.

To romance Mitsuru, players must excel academically by maxing out their rank to Genius. This reflects her high standards and the mutual respect foundational to your budding relationship. Start your social link with Mitsuri by speaking with her at the Faculty Office Entrance on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. After progressing to social rank 6 with her, you’ll start to see the wall come down, allowing you to form a romantic bond. Her social link progression is a narrative of mutual discovery and growth, showcasing how important vulnerability and trust are in fostering a strong relationship.

Yukari Takeba

  • Arcana: Lovers
  • Start Date: July 25
  • Pre-Requisites: Charm Rank MAX: Charismatic
  • Days Available: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday
  • Social Link Rank Required: Rank 6
  • Location: Classroom 2F
Yukari Takeba Persona 3 Reload Screenshot
Screenshot of Yukari Takeba in Persona 3 Reload

Yukari Takeba is a complex character, blending cheerfulness with an underlying resilience. Her initial friendliness and approachability mask deeper insecurities and fears, making her a relatable and multi-dimensional character. Yukari’s interactions with the player and others reveal a person who is both vulnerable and brave, embodying the contradictions inherent in many of us.

Romancing Yukari requires the protagonist to reach the maximum charm rank: charismatic. Seek her out in classroom 2F on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays to establish a social link. Once your social link has reached rank 6, you can take this to the next level by engaging in a romantic relationship. Yukari’s romance path unfolds as a journey of mutual healing and support, where you’ll play a crucial role in helping her confront and overcome her fears, resulting in a rewarding and heartfelt relationship.

Yuko Nishiwaki

  • Arcana: Strength
  • Start Date: April 28
  • Pre-Requisites: Walk Yuko home in Rank 2 and 3 of the Chariot Social Link.
  • Days Available: Wednesday, Saturday
  • Social Link Rank Required: Rank 7
  • Location: Outside Classroom 2F
Yuko Nishiwaki Persona 3 Reload Screenshot
Screenshot of Yuko Nishiwaki in Persona 3 Reload

Yuko Nishiwaki is the spirited and compassionate team manager of the athletics club, known for her dedication and kind-hearted nature. Her passion for sports and commitment to coaching younger students underscore her nurturing personality and strong leadership qualities. Yuko’s open-heartedness and genuine care for others make her a beloved figure among her peers and the children she mentors.

Romancing Yuko begins with the simple yet intimate act of walking her home in rank 2 and 3 of the Chariot Social Link. This lays the groundwork for a relationship built on trust, mutual support, and shared values. She can be found outside classroom 2F on Wednesdays and Saturdays to form the initial social link. Progressing this to Rank 7 signifies the start of your romantic relationship together, where you can experience a deeper level of connection. Yuko’s story highlights the importance of encouragement and the positive impact of believing in someone, offering an uplifting and inspiring romance path worth pursuing.

Can You Romance Multiple Characters In Persona 3 Reload?

Yes, you can romance multiple characters in Persona 3 Reload. However, pursuing multiple romances is risky as the characters you’re involved with may become aware of your other relationships, leading to jealousy and potential conflicts. Such discoveries will lower your Social Link Ranks with them.

Once you elevate a Social Link rank to its maximum level of 10, these concerns become less relevant as this is as high as a social link can progress. At this stage, players can explore additional romantic options without worrying about damaging their maxed-out relationships too much. You are only limited by your morals, as no one in Persona 3 Reload appears interested in entering an open relationship.

Every romantic partner in Persona 3 Reload offers a unique narrative arc that explores different facets of human emotion and relationships. Players can delve into stories of growth, resilience, and connection through their Social Links. Whether breaking down barriers, overcoming personal challenges, or supporting each other’s dreams, the romances in Persona 3 Reload enrich the gameplay experience. For more guides just like this one, be sure to check out our Guide Hub.