I don’t have a problem with people shipping with who they want. I think it’s great that a character can develop a relation with another through actual character development. But, a while back on one of my female characters, one RPer I talked to a lot eventually said he wanted to ship with me. I agreed because they were a good RPer and the characters seemed to really mesh well. But, about a week later, they decided they wanted to ship with someone else, started doing so, then told me they decided to go with said other person and our ship wasn’t going to work out.
Now, people are free to choose their own ships, but they started acting like what happened with our character never happened and I had to figure out how to do the same thing considering all my character risked for theirs. And then they stop talking to me all together. Like, my character risked her life and her career for yours but because you don’t want to RP a ship with me you’re going to avoid me? I started to feel like that was all they wanted from me in the first place..