How to Date Yukiko in "Persona 4"

By Matthew Anderson

Updated September 22, 2017

Dating in “Persona 4” is primarily represented by the Social Link stat between the protagonist and a female party member. A high Social Link stat grants extra abilities to the party member. Yukiko Amagi is the most confusing dating option for most players. Unlike most characters, she is recruited without her Social Link stat being unlocked. Players cannot start working on improving her Social Link to date her until after an event in the storyline.

Play through the storyline until the date in game is May 17. This is when the story event to unlock Yukiko’s Social Link stat occurs. Nothing you do can improve or hinder your ability to date Yukiko before this event occurs.

Equip the Priestess Persona. Possessing the Priestess Persona improves the effectiveness of any interactions you have with Yukiko.

Invite Yukiko whenever you have to choose a friend’s name from a list. This includes when you can invite someone to lunch, invite someone to an event, pray for someone at the shrine, dream about someone or perform any other interaction. Any situation where you select a friend from a list improves the Social Link stat with the friend that is selected.

Agree to go with Yukiko whenever she calls you at home.

Repeat Steps 3 and 4 until Yukiko says that she loves you. At this point, you start dating her unless you choose the speech option to refuse her love.


You do not have to date Yukiko to get a high Social Link stat with her. Dating is an optional mechanism that becomes available when you have a high Social Link with a girl.

Dating Yukiko is completely independent of dating any other girls in “Persona 4.” You do not lose your ability to date her, even if you are dating someone else at the same time.