40 Days of Dating: An Experiment by Jessica Walsh
Friends Jessica and Timothy decided to date for 40 days and write about the experience. The result is 40 Days of Dating, an absurdly. After 40 days went viral, we were approached by numerous editors and We went sure if it made sense to make the blog into a book format. 40 Days of Dating has ratings and 52 reviews. I'm a big fan of the blog and the works of Jessica Walsh and Tim Goodman so it wasn't . more each time I read through the experiment: much like most other women, I was biased to Jessie .
How has your approach to love, dating, and relationships changed since the experiment? Before the experiment, I was trying to chase love, in a way.
I was looking hard for the right person, which indirectly put way too much pressure on my relationships. Through the experiment and therapy, I realized I needed to focus on myself and have fun and not take things so seriously.
Jessica Walsh And Timothy Goodman On Life After “40 Days Of Dating”
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. 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.
I recently heard a great quote by Lena Dunham. What was the thinking behind the design aesthetic throughout the book? Cue much cheering, whooping and fist pumping from their many followers. And once they get that out of their system, the experiment seems to go much more smoothly, which makes me wonder if all the aforementioned tension was a giant, mutual case of blue balls.
Compelling as it is, some of the posts do grate a bit with me. And did I mention all the therapy speak? Several times I rolled by eyes so hard they nearly fell out of my head. Walsh and Goodman had the wherewithal to hold back the last four posts, so until recently, we could only see how they got on up to date A new post went up every day last week, with date 40 going up on Friday to much fanfare. We finally found out how their weekend away a trip to Disneyland went down, and more importantly, if they stayed together after the experiment.
More on that in a moment. That said, the ending is so well timed and poetic — they part ways at But, does it actually tell us anything about relationships?