Throughout the years, games in the Fire Emblem series have retained the same gameplay elements. Recruiting support characters, commanding battalions to fight against creatures and other foes and, of course, romance. Just like in other Fire Emblem games, there are plenty of characters that players can romance and marry.
However, unlike other games in the series, marriage only happens after the main story, so be prepared for a slow-burn romance as the game runs about 40 hours. But it's worth the wait as Three Houses is filled with plenty of great romance options. Here are the 10 best Waifus and Husbandos, Ranked.
10 Waifu: Petra
In Fire Emblem: Three Houses, there is a lot of focus on its characters, making for a rich story filled with a cast of diverse and unique characters. Even characters aside from the main ones (Edelgard, Dimitri, and Claude) get their time to shine in the game. Petra is one of the most interesting characters available to romance, though players can only do it as Male Blythe.
The difficulty that Petra sometimes has with Fodlan's native language and sayings is pretty charming. Despite the situation she was placed in, she works very hard for the benefit of her people.
9 Husbando: Seteth
Seteth is one of the older characters in the game and serves as both the second-in-command to Archbishop Rhea and works as an instructor. As a fellow professor, working alongside the player, he doesn't trust them or their capabilities at first.
As strict as he is, it's shown that he does have a much warmer and softer side first, with Flayn and eventually with the player. There is a lot more than meets the eye with Seteth, but players that pursue a romance with him will find him to be a dutiful and loyal husband.
8 Waifu: Leonie
Looking a bit like Chie from Persona 4 (who is best waifu in that game), Leonie serves as the best waifu for anyone that enjoys the 'rivals turned to lovers' trope. At first, Leonie doesn't get along the player because she thinks they don't really appreciate being Jeralt's child, whom Leonie really looks up to.
But she warms up to them eventually. She's one of the few characters who has a personal connection with Jeralt, and though she herself says she isn't good with romance, her Confession cut scene is one of the sweetest ones around.
7 Husbando: Felix
Felix is different from most of the other nobles in Fire Emblem: Three Houses. He has no time for their virtues or the chivalry that comes from being a knight. He shows interest in Blythe once he considers them a worthy opponent. He seemingly only cares about challenging strong fighters and becoming the strongest he can be, which puts him at odds with the other students of Blue Lions.
But as the player gets him to open up, they discover a deeper side to him. It's also really satisfying to make him blush during the Tea Time Events.
6 Waifu: Ingrid
Ingrid is probably the most 'knightly' character out of the students at the Monastery. She's diligent, both on and outside of the battlefield. She's been childhood friends with Dimitri, Felix, and Sylvain warning the player how both Felix and Sylvain are "problem children."
Deep down, Ingrid holds a lot of pain and anger from a traumatic event in her pasts and is weighed down by a lot of pressure about her future. The player helps her come to terms with the scars of her past and in turn, she makes for a dedicated and protective wife.
5 Husbando: Sylvain
Sylvain at first comes off as a bit of a womanizer and a little dull-witted. However, as the player's bond grows stronger with him they discover that his womanizing ways stem from a much deeper problem than being a flirt and that he's actually pretty intelligent. Sylvain can only be romanced by female Byleth, whose house he'll join immediately without any requirements met.
Players who choose to romance Sylvain will discover his complicated and tragic background and his disdain for Crests. Sylvain eventually becomes a loving, devoted and faithful husband.
4 Waifu: Rhea
Rhea is one of the most important characters in the game. She's both the archbishop and the one who gives the player their position at Garreg Mach Monastery. Despite Rhea being kind and benevolent, the player's father warns them not to trust her. And well... Jeralt has reason to be so wary of her.
Despite all the trouble she causes in different routes, players who pursue a romance with Rhea discover her heartbreaking backstory and will gain her devotion for all eternity. She also gives the player a pretty sweet ring during her Confession cutscene.
3 Husbando: Claude
One of the main characters in Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Claude's route provides players with a view different from both Dimitri's and Edelgard's perspectives. While Claude seems pretty easygoing, there's another side to him that's cunning and calculative in and out of battle.
Though Claud doesn't always play by the rules, even his dirtiest of tactics are done to keep his friends alive and to win the battle with the least amount of casualties. Players that choose to romance Claude gain a loyal husband who will always come to their aid when they most need it.
2 Waifu: Edelgard
There is a lot that can be said about Edelgard. There's a lot more to the princess of the Adrestian empire than meets the eye. Her ambition nature leads her to take actions that wouldn't describe her as "nice" but with the darker tones in the Three Houses story, no character can really afford to be "nice."
But the complexity of her character, her values (which are the most socially progressive values of the game), and seeing how they play out through the Black Eagles route makes Edelgard one of the most compelling romance options in the game.
1 Husbando: Dimitri
Prince of the Holy Kingdom of Faerghus and the leader of the Blue Lions, Dimitri is another of the main characters of Three Houses. Despite being a prince Dimitri is sincere and doesn't agree with the current social order of the Crest system or of the nobility subjecting those of lower classes.
He's haunted by a traumatic event in his past, that leads him to become cold and ruthless. But pursuing a romance with him helps him overcome some of the darkness in his heart and become a benevolent ruler.