Goodman prefers to date casually, sometimes seeing several women at the same time. Walsh, on the other hand, is a self-described "hopeless romantic" who jumps too quickly — her words — into relationships. But the two also have a lot in common. They both live in New York City , work as graphic designers and have been friends for the past four years. In March, after finding themselves newly single and equally frustrated, they started dating for a day experiment, with plans to document the entire journey, day-by-day.
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Author : International Institute of Agriculture. When New York—based graphic designers and long-time friends Timothy Goodman and Jessica Walsh found themselves single at the same time, they decided to try an experiment. The old adage says that it takes 40 days to change a habit—could the same be said for love? So they agreed to date each other for 40 days, record their experiences in questionnaires, photographs, videos, texts, and artworks, and post the material on a website they would create for this purpose. What began as a small experiment between two friends became an Internet sensation, drawing 5 million unique and obsessed visitors from around the globe to their site and their story.
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They then created a blog after the experiment and published their journal entries side by side for all 40 days, illustrated in a unique way with graphic design. It was in the morning and we were waiting in line to get breakfast. Jessica was talking about some guy who had just left her, a guy she had only been dating for a month, and I was kinda feeling weird that I was dating a couple girls at once [laughs]. We have always bonded over our relationship problems, and we always teased each other about that kind of stuff.