Top 15 Romance Mods to Spice Up Your Adventure in Skyrim Special Edition

Muhibul Alam Chowdhury
By Muhibul Alam Chowdhury
11 Min Read
Credit: Mara

Skyrim’s extensive modding scene has come up with a number of mods to improve the romance in Skyrim. Here are the best ones.

Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim was originally released back in 2013. Since then, players have returned to its world over and over again due to its immense replayability.

This replayability is further enhanced by Skyrim’s extensive modding support. Like Bethesda’s other titles, Skyrim enjoys a prominent modding community and is one of the hallmarks of how mods can vastly improve the experience of a game.

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Since its release, modders have contributed to Skyrim’s experience significantly. From small tweaks, improvements, and bugfixes, to complete overhauls of the game’s systems. As Skyrim tries to achieve many things at once, some of its mechanics may not be as fleshed out as those of its contemporaries.

However, modders have done their due diligence to make the game an even more complete experience, including improving the romance mechanics. In this article, we’ll look at some of the best romance mods available for Skyrim.

Best Romance Mods for Skyrim SE

Below are my picks for the top 15 Romance Mods for Skyrim: Special Edition

15. Khajiit Will Follow

Khajit Will Follow
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Pros:

  • Fleshed out characters and romance
  • Good amount of content
  • Fully voiced

If you’ve ever felt your options for romances are too limited in Skyrim, there are plenty of mods to fix that.

Khajiits are loved by fans of The Elder Scrolls universe and have some of the best interactions throughout the series. This mod adds four fully-voiced and romanceable Khajiits for you to recruit. Of course, Each of them has their own unique personalities, backstories, and quests.

14. Improved Follower Dialogue – Lydia

14.Improved Follower Dialogue - Lydia
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Pros:

  • Overhauled dialogue
  • Fully amplified personality and romance
  • Fully voiced
  • Adds interactions with other characters

Lydia is one of the first companions you meet in the game, and is also one of the most iconic characters in the game. Which is ironic, considering interactions with her are not very deep, which extends on the romance you can develop with her. Thankfully, this mod fixes all of that and transforms Lydia into a main supporting character.

It adds new voice acting, and dialogue which actually feels organic. Which is to say that she will initiate conversation on her own, both with you and other characters. Furthermore, her romance is fleshed and is even tied to the main questline.

13. I’m Glad You’re Here

I'm Glad You're Here
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Pros:

  • Adds a new animation
  • Variety of new interactions and dialogue options
  • Overhauls a great number of characters

As stated before, the romance in Skyrim is somewhat bland when compared to games of the same genre. This mod adds plenty of new interactions with followers, lovers, and spouses in the form of new dialogue and a simple hug animation. Furthermore, a lot of the mods listed here which add new characters are also compatible with this mod.

12. Skyrim Romance

Skyrim Romance
Credit: Mara

Pros:

  • Fleshed out characters and romance
  • Good amount of content
  • Fully voiced
  • New locations

You might have noticed that there there aren’t many male characters you can romance. This mod aims to fix that, adding four romanceable characters inspired by Neverwinter Nights 2. It includes the most fleshed-out romances of any mod or game, ballrooms, and all included. Additionally, it includes the integration of over a hundred NPCs and 30-plus hours of gameplay.

11. Anna’s NPCs

Anna’s NPCs
Credit: Anduniel

Pros:

  • Great addition in number of romanceable characters
  • Lots of interaction and dialogue options
  • Fully voiced
  • Good amount of content

Another huge mod, Anna’s NPCs, adds ten followers, each with deep interactive options. All ten are fully voiced, and have their own character arcs, quests, romances, and even their own unique weddings. Furthermore, each NPC feels organic instead of functioning like a decoration. They comment on quests, characters, and events and even do their own thing while traveling.

10. Casavir Romance: A Paladin’s Tale

Casavir Romance A Paladin’s Tale
Credit: TyroScribe

Pros:

  • Highly interactive characters and romance
  • New questline and locations
  • New music
  • Fully voiced
  • Good amount of content

This mod is yet another companion mod and includes a plethora of content, including a new interactive questline, new locations, new music, and a fully voiced romantic interest with a fleshed-out romantic arc.

9. Raven of The Reach

Raven Of The Reach
Credit: Mara

Pros:

  • New questline and locations
  • New monsters and boss battles
  • New animations
  • Fleshed out characters and romance
  • Fully voiced

This mod lets you join the Forsworn, a cultish tribe composed mainly of Bretons. Another massive mod, Raven of the Reach, includes new locations, characters, quests, monsters and creatures, boss battles, new music, and even new animations. However, like Casavir, the mod’s main focus is on the fleshed-out romance you can develop with Cael, a Chieftain of the Forsworn.

8. Viconia DeVir for Skyrim

Viconia DeVir for Skyrim
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Pros:

  • Fleshed out dialogue and romance
  • New questline with a good amount of content
  • Fully voiced
  • Has unique follower Ai and doesn’t add to follower count

Yet another companion mod, this one adds Viconia DeVir and her romance from Baldur’s Gate 2. It includes new fully voiced dialogue and of course, a fully fleshed-out romance and questline, which includes a total of 82 stages. Furthermore, Viconica has her own follower AI, which means she won’t follow the usual follower logic of Skyrim, and won’t count towards your number of followers.

7. Kaidan 2

Kaidan 2
Credit: LivTempleton

Pros:

  • Well diversified dialogues and romance
  • New questline with a good amount of content
  • Fully voiced

Kaidan 2 adds a new companion who can be a follower or a lover for your Dragonborn. The mod is notable for its writing, and Kaidan is reactive to quests and the player’s choices. This mod is a must-have if you’re looking for a fleshed-out male romance option. It features over 1200 new lines of dialogue, new quests, and a custom home.

6. Serana Dialogue Add-On

Serana Dialogue Add-On
Credit: Martimius

Pros:

  • Overhauled dialogue
  • Fully fleshed-out personality and romance
  • Fully voiced
  • Adds interactions with other characters

Another mod that fleshes out the dialogue and romance of existing characters, this time focusing on Serana, introduced in the Dawnguard DLC. It adds over 7,000 new fully voiced lines of dialogue, including commentary on quests, the gear you give her, etc., new story arcs, new interactions, and new traits, transforming Serana into an engaging and interactive character.

5. Interesting NPCs 

Interesting NPCs 
Credit: Kris Takahashi

Pros:

  • Adds over 250 fully voiced NPCs
  • Well-diversified dialogues and roleplay.
  • New quests
  • New marriage options
  • New followers

If you’ve played a lot of Skyrim, you’ll notice that the NPCs of Tamriel are very bland and somewhat repetitive. This mod aims to fix that by adding 250+ fully voiced NPCs, each offering extensive dialogue and roleplay choices. It includes 25+ followers, 15+ marriage NPCs, and 50+ quests.

4. Amorous Adventures

Amorous Adventures
Credit: Foxfingers

Pros:

  • New animations
  • Plethora of content
  • Allows the option to install without NSFW scenes.
  • Fully voiced

This extensive mod adds fully voiced dialogue, and quests focused on romance for vanilla NPCs such as Lydia, Serana, Elisif, etc. Additionally, this mod includes fully animated romance scenes, which you can skip if you download the clean version.

3. To Have And To Hold

To Have And To Hold
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Pros:

  • Fully fleshes out the marriage mechanic
  • Adds new dynamic events

You might have noticed that marriage isn’t a very deep mechanic in Skyrim, in that your partners don’t really have much in the way of standards and are ready to marry you over a single favor.

This mod fixes none of that but does add polygamy to the mix. It also includes the ability to divorce and remarry your spouse as much as you’d like, in addition to the ability to have up to 11 spouses. Furthermore, it enhances the wedding ceremony, including dynamic events that change with the player completing specific quests. In essence, this mod strives to make the marriage a fleshed-out and dynamic feature instead of being a static addition.

2. Legend of The Blue Dragon

Legend of The Blue Dragon
Credit: TheSpunkyBreton

Pros:

  • Post-game content
  • Fully voiced
  • New questline

Cons:

  • Mod is not completed

Here’s a rarity, a mod that adds content to the post-game of Skyrim. It features a questline that starts after the death of Alduin, and a fully voiced romanceable character, J’a the Blue Dragon.

1. Relationship Dialogue Overhaul

Relationship Dialogue Overhaul
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Pros:

  • Fleshes out existing characters and romance
  • Adds a large amount of new dialogue and interactions
  • Fully voiced
  • Restores cut dialogue

This mod enhances the otherwise weak dialogue of Skyrim’s NPCs and followers. It adds over 5,000 lines of completely voiced dialogue for NPCs using their original voices. It includes new lines of dialogue and interactions for followers, spouses, rivals, and other NPC. Furthermore, it fixes dialogue bugs and restores cut dialogue.

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Muhibul Alam Chowdhury is a Guide writer at GameRiv.