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It involved the two friends dating each other over 40 days, and chronicling the Even before the day term was up — read the blog if you want to know how it ended this will never see the light of day as a movie. come on people. sellouts. Guy realizes he's fallen for her(likely during a rainstorm scene). The movie's release is still a ways off, but a book adaptation of the blog, 40 Days of Dating: An Experiment, has just been published by Abrams. Directed by Michael Sucsy. A pair of friends with opposite dating habits agree to date each other for 40 days.
I met the right person afterwards. 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.
How did this project change your approach to design work? 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.
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I recently heard a great quote by Lena Dunham. What was the thinking behind the design aesthetic throughout the book? We wanted it to reflect the digital presence we had: In designing the book, our first instincts as designers was to make some big crazy fancy coffee table book with postcard cutouts and perforated pages. But ultimately, we wanted a lot of people to have access to it.
How did your design and illustration work help you process what you were going through emotionally during the experiment?
40 Days of Dating
We used design and illustration as a way to process thoughts and feelings. After some awkward glances, we both admitted that we do find each other attractive.
Tim immediately rattled out numerous reasons: He loves the freedom of the single life. He sees it as a weakness that I love love.
Did you learn anything new about Timothy? I learned early on that money does not make me happy. There are actually statistics that show that salary increase only make people happier until basic needs of food and water are met.
Did you learn anything new about yourself?
Tim seems extremely overwhelmed by the idea of having to see me every day for this project. He almost had a panic attack when I sent him a list of date ideas for the next week!
I do love to plan things and have a schedule. However, I also greatly enjoy spontaneity. So far so good. Is there anything that you want to do differently?
In therapy we talked about how I am extremely picky about who I date.