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I recall in Oblivion there was a speechcraft circley-type-thing that you could use to get people to like you more. Is that in Skyrim?

Or is there another way to get people to like me more?

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complete quests for them. –  Raven Dreamer Nov 21 '11 at 5:56
    
The love life is so bland, the life of a single is where it's at. –  Domocus Nov 21 '11 at 6:23
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Real life - Getting people to like me (enough to get married)? –  Layke Nov 21 '11 at 10:26
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The speechcraft circle isn't in Skyrim, sadly.

However, if the npc has quests, completing them increases their disposition towards you. I believe there is also a disposition increase if you are a member of their faction (such as the theives guild, etc).

Keep in mind not all npcs can be married. Some of them appear to have conditions for being marriageable, and you can see those at the UESP page for marriage.

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The entire game seems to have been made a lot simpler compared with Oblivion. For the console owners? –  Konerak Nov 21 '11 at 17:05
    
@Konerak Both Morrowind and Oblivion were released on Consoles as well as PC - and in fact, outsold their PC counterparts, at least early on (long tail sales may have changed that, given the depth of the mod community for these games.) As to Skyrim being 'simpler', I'd say that it's a mixed bag. Some mechanics, like crafting, and skills themselves, have substantially more depth. Others have been streamlined, in part because they were often more annoyingthan actual compelling gameplay elements. –  LessPop_MoreFizz Nov 22 '11 at 1:41
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And do not forget that you have to wear an amulet of mara if you want the option to marry someone to appear in the dialog.

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If you do a mission for the person you like, they may or may not like you back yet.

After you do the mission for that special someone, have an Amulet of Mara ready. You will need to wear the amulet if you wish for the marriage dialogue to appear.

If you do not have an Amulet of Mara, you can buy one for 200 gold at the Temple of Mara in Riften.

The Amulet can be found at other places though the safest bet is at the temple of Mara for 200 gold.

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It's better if you do the quest, "The Book of Love" from Dinya Balu at The Temple of Mara in Riften, to get the Amulet of Mara because then you also get the greater power "Agent of Mara" which gives you permanent +15 resist magic. –  System Folder Apr 14 '12 at 17:41
    
Sigh! Why do people assume like in Skyrim means fall in love with you. Like can mean a healthy disposition towards your character. Fralia Greymane likes me because I rescued her son Thorvald. Does that mean I can marry her with an Amulet of Mara? –  ヴァイシャリ Aug 4 '12 at 16:13
    
@desaivv don't ask don't get! –  kotekzot Nov 3 '12 at 12:55
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