I love how passionate everyone got about this poll! It just shows what a great job Start-Up is doing creating three-dimensional characters we care about and feel invested in.
At the time I’m writing this, 176 people have voted, which is insane! Thank you all for participating. It’s always fun to see our little community come together like this.
Now, without further ado, I present the results:
The fandom has spoken, and Ji-pyeong (our wonderful Good Boy) won by a landslide!!! He got 128 votes while Do-san only got 48. Poor Do-san!
Those of you who are following the Highlights & Heartbreaks for Start-Up know I’ve been going back and forth about shipping Dal-mi with Do-san and Ji-pyeong. I’d finally settled on Do-san and told myself I’d be loyal, but as I was working on this I realized I just couldn’t force myself. I have to go with what feels right, and that’s Ji-pyeong. So that’s who I voted for too.
Dal-mi and Do-san are a cute couple, but Dal-mi and Ji-pyeong just feel…better. Because of the letters, they already know about each other’s deepest insecurities and desires. It’d be so cool for them to expand on that and challenge each other to keep growing. Plus every time I picture Dal-mi, Ji-pyeong, and Won-deok as a little family unit, my heart just melts!
As we know, Ji-pyeong is the second lead so he probably won’t get the girl, but…we can dream, can’t we?