About four weeks ago, I posted a reader's poll called the, "Perpetual Shipper Poll." Mostly, I'm interested in what you all think about the characters and who they're most suited to, but as I intend it to be up for quite some time (hence perpetual), I'm also fascinated to see preferences change as I reveal more about the characters.
Every once in a while I'll post the "results" of the shipper poll. This is the first of those posts. Click the little "read more" below for a pretty chart and my comments!
Here's a little analysis:
First and foremost, obviously you all have a major league affection for Alex and Penny. The golden couple of tennis perhaps?
In a distant second, Teddy and Jasmine. Now this makes me curious. You all went from two very similar characters to people who sit at complete opposite ends of the spectrum.
If you're one of those readers who voted for BOTH couples, I'd love to know why these very different couples appeal to you.
A few votes for Alex and Indy. You know how I said Alex and Penny were similar? I take it back. Alex and Indy might the most similar characters in the entire series, despite their very different upbringings. Too similar? Maybe.
Teddy and Indiana garnered some interest as well. Hmm...food for thought.
None of you were crazy enough to go for Teddy/Amy, but a couple of you maniacs want to see Alex and Caroline have another go. Were you just curious about their past relationship or do you want to see the nuclear meltdown that they would create if they tried again?
Lastly, the "other" category. There were three "other" votes and they were all Dom/Penny and one of you actually inquired about Dom's age in your vote. Just to clarify, Dom is forty. Penny is just eighteen. Their relationship is strictly professional and bordering on father/daughter. You crazy kids and your crazy ships. ;-)
I'd love to hear what you all have to say about this. Why do you think Alex and Penny stood out so much for everyone or just for you? Have a ship in mind that isn't on the poll and you'd like to see added?
Let me know!