Jessica Walsh And Timothy Goodman On Life After “40 Days Of Dating”
A new book chronicles the designers' viral dating experiment, and the aftermath. but a book adaptation of the blog, 40 Days of Dating: An Experiment, has just Design caught up with Walsh and Goodman about design as. Insufferable Dating Blog Forty Days of Dating Sells Movie Rights to WB Curse me all you want for approaching this development deal with a. 40 Days of Dating is an experiment by New Yorkers Jessica Walsh and The website charts the pair's experiences as they date each other for 40 days in therapy they've previously had, feature heavily throughout the blog.
Through the experiment and therapy, I realized I needed to focus on myself and have fun and not take things so seriously. I had a much more carefree attitude, which helped in my dating life. I met the right person afterwards.
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We met on OkCupid, my first date a month after the experiment ended. The project enabled me to be more honest with myself about wanting to find a relationship with someone worth it, someone great. Jessie made me realize that.
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This project took it to a whole new personal level—mashing design with our personal lives. It created a unique storytelling platform.
Now Tim and I are working on another project. The title intrigued me a lot so I decided to check it out. If only I knew, I would be hooked on for hours.
This has to be one of the most interesting blogs I have come across in a long time and needless to say, I read all of it in a matter of hours. The feeling was similar to getting hooked on to a good book and reading it all in the matters of days. You can check it out for yourself. Jessie and Tim have opposite relationship issues, Jessie being a hopeless romantic who falls for someone easy and quickly whereas Tim, more of a dating enthusiast and commitment-phoebe, dating many women at the same time but leaving as soon as things start to get serious.
There are 6 rules to this experiment, main one being they would see each other EVERYDAY for 40 days, document everything they feel every single day, see a couples therapist once a week and so on. During the course of 40 days, they grow personally and as a couple, realizing and working on their fears and issues, one by one.
I love the simplicity of narration that this blog uses, going from day 1 to day 40 using the same set of questions for both Jessie and Tim.
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It is also interesting to read the male and female interpretation of the same event. The two were on their way to Art Basela contemporary art show.
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Walsh was venting to Goodman about a recent breakup. By the time we landed, we had this crazy plan for a dating project.
We will see each other every day for 40 days. We will go on at least three dates a week. We will see a couples therapist once a week. We will go on one weekend trip together. We will fill out the daily questionnaire and document everything.
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We will not see, date, hook up or have sex with anyone else. There had to be rules; we had to put that box around us. The first date wasn't awkward — "We got dinner all the time as friends, anyway," Walsh says — but the second day of the project their first visit to the therapist was a bit of a rude awakening.
But, man, that first session