Round 1.2 of Cupid’s Blind Speed Date contest started yesterday (i.e. the second 50 entries were posted for the Bouncers to weed out). Just because I thought it was fun to play agent, and because I thought you might be curious, here are this week’s stats:
Of 50 entries, I said yes to 17, maybe to 7, straight up no to 17, and was split on 9. Of my picks:
The first Bouncer put through 5 yeses, 1 no, and 3 splits
The second Bouncer put through 6 yeses, 1 maybe, 1 no, and 2 splits
The third Bouncer put through 6 yeses, 2 maybes, 5 nos, and 3 splits
The fourth Bouncer put through 9 yeses, 2 nos, and 3 split.
Two Bouncers agreed on 7 entries (3 yeses, 1 no, 3 splits), 3 Bouncers agreed on 1 entry (yes), and a whopping 4 Bouncers agreed on 2 entries (2 yeses). So 33 entries have been put through to the next round. This time there are only 3 I gave a yes that haven’t been put through.
If I were to play agent again, I would automatically reject 19 for not being YA. Of the remaining 31, I would outright reject 7. Based on the query, I’d reject 8. The maybes would be rejected so that’s another 6. That leaves 10, and considering the same factors as last time I’d probably request 5. Remarkable how I ended up with the same number. 5 out of 50.
As it stands, 65 out of 100 have been put through to the next round. In Round 2, twelve agents will be considering these entries. I’m going to toss out a guess on how many of the 65 receive requests and say…20 will be requested by next Friday.
Tune in next week for the exciting (ha!) conclusion!
(By the way, if you haven’t guessed, I’m a total nerd when it comes to making lists, so yes, I have all of these in a color-coded spreadsheet. And yes, my closet is arranged by color and by style, i.e. from white to black: short sleeved, 3/4 sleeved, and long sleeved shirts, then dresses in the same manner, then pants. Yeah, I’m weird).