There are several ways to gain affection in Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns. A villager's affection, or friendship towards you is represented by the flowers on the left or right side of the text boxes that appear when you interact with them. With villagers you can marry, deemed bachelors or bachelorettes, each level of friendship is represented by a different flower color. For secret bachelors and bachelorettes, such as Dirk or The Oracle, the flowers are white, just like they would be with a normal villager that you cannot marry. The higher your friendship points with a villager, the more flowers you will have.
Affection (also called Friendship Points or "FP") is a way to measure your friendship values with marriage candidates, villagers and your animals. Affection starts at a value of 0 FP and can be raised up to 65,535 FP. Marriage candidates will also have different flower colors as you raise your friendship with them, indicating that they like you more.
Regular villagars, special marriage candidates, and marriage candidates of the same gender of the player will have white colored flowers. Normal marriage candidates flowers will have different color depending on their level.
0 - 9,999
10,000 - 19,999
20,000 - 29,999
30,000 - 39,999
40,000 - 49,999
50,000 - 59,999
60,000 - 65,535
Type of Gift
Tips for gaining Affection
Give villagers and marriage candidates gifts that they like. Giving people gifts on their birthdays boost affection even more. Stay away from things that they don't like to avoid losing heart points and affection.
Talk to people every day. Even if you don't give them a gift, affection is gained simply by talking to villagers.
Winning and attending certain festivals will gain affection with those who are attending the festival.
When trying to win over an eligible marriage candidate, make sure that you give the best response during their heart events to get a huge boost in affection.
With marriage candidates, go on dates to boost affection for that character.