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This article is about an older version of DF.

Two dwarves can get married if they are of the opposite gender. Dwarves have a lover status together before they are married. Instantly after marriage those dwarves usually make a wedding party, if there is an available room, such as a statue garden.

Married dwarves can give birth, and sleep together. Because of this, they only use one bed.

In the Relationships screen (v,p,z,r), Husband or Wife tops the list, ranked even above their deity. Their children are at the top of the Relationships list, above the deity and below the spouse.

It appears that in v0.31, marriages are often held off until springtime or early summerVerify.