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One hopeless romantic. One serial dater. Two good friends. Forty days of dating. Two graphic designers date each other for 40 days in an attempt to explore their habits and fears in relationships. Photos by Osvaldo Ponton. Can polar opposites meet halfway, change each other, and find love after dating exclusively for 40 days? Jessica is the hopeless romantic.

She easily falls for a guy and believes in finding the right one. The rules: See each other every day for 40 days, go on dates thrice a week, see a therapist once a week, go on one weekend trip together, exclusivity. They separately answer a daily questionnaire for posting on Forty Days of Dating, the blog site they developed in just two days. Their answers to the questionnaire are posted side-by-side. Each day, you get a look at how their minds work, you get to know each of them better, and at times see glimpses of yourself in both.

They invited 80 of their friends — including Stefan Sagmeister , Jessica Hische , Mikey Burton , Olimpia Zagnoli , and Filipino art director Patrick Cabral — to create typographic pieces that tell the story of each day. The couple's relationship habits and fears are well-reflected, and they resonate as you read the daily entries. The knickknacks they have kept from their dates make you feel as if you were part of the experiment. We're happy that people are connecting so much to it," Tim said.

The two met through the design community and have been friends for over 4 years, but the relationship has always been platonic. They say, however, that there was certainly a healthy curiosity and an attraction before they started. Otherwise, they wouldn't have agreed to do the project together. They were both nervous about the project the night before Forty Days started. Tim tried distracting himself by going on a date. Jessica was conflicted because of her crazy schedule, and feared losing a great friend in Tim.

Though they never set expectations with each other, it was quite evident since the start of the project that Jessica wanted more from Tim, who was unsure of his intentions at the time. The project proved to be a challenge and their relationship went downhill several times because of their individual differences. Jessica was easily swayed by her friends, who were not very supportive of the project because they thought it wasn't healthy given her recurring headaches and insomnia.

One of them even asked Tim to end the project. Tim, meanwhile, was insecure of his past, and fears hurting Jessica's feelings if he starts opening up and getting intimate with her. Their therapy sessions brought up questions neither of them were ready to talk about so quickly. But in the end, the therapy became the anchor for the whole project. It allowed them to have a safe place to talk about how they were really feeling and discover why they were falling into the same old habits.

The couple purposely kept things they acquired along the way for documentation. As designers, Jessica and Tim were well-known in the design community before they started, and the project gained them even more fans and followers all over the world. Jessica is not sure yet if it's a good thing that people who have randomly stumbled upon the project now associate them with it more than the creative work that they've done in the past. We are so happy that the overall response and feedback has been positive," Jessica said in an interview with Rappler.

Despite having to essentially sacrifice their personal lives, Tim says the project has been incredibly rewarding because it went beyond design. Being a designer became a vessel for how to tell our story," Tim said. They say it could be considered successful if they came out of it as more aware individuals, regardless if they feel in love or not. For Jessica, the biggest lesson she learned from the project is to take care of herself.

Photo by Santiago Carrasquilla. As Forty Days comes to a close, its followers wonder if the two did end up together, as Jessica initially hoped. For now, all we can do is wait as their story unfolds. The experiment has been over for a few months but the two have kept quiet about what's next for them. We want to tell more stories that enable and empower your lifestyle. However, we need reader support. But more than that, you will enable us to continue telling more stories.

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A new book chronicles the designers' viral dating experiment, and the New York-based designer friends Timothy Goodman and Jessica. Two Friends Date for 40 Days and Live to Blog About It It's the Forty Days of Dating project — and for those keeping track, it's a captivating.

In July , after struggling with opposite relationship problems fear of commitment vs. Their journey turned into a viral blog that has drawn over 10 million unique visitors since its launch—not just because it was an engrossing romantic dramedy couples therapy! Goodman studio.

T rying to find a significant other while living in a fast-paced city is a notoriously difficult process, especially as you try to balance all the other things you're expected to do as a young adult find enough money to survive, carve out a career, etc. It's a struggle to get into the habit of dating, and even tougher to turn those dates into meaningful relationships.

By Olivia Foster for MailOnline. They were the two best friends who decided - after finding themselves single at the same time - to date for 40 days to see what happened. But whatever happened to Jessica Walsh, 28, and Timothy Goodman, 34, whose story went viral in - did they find their happily ever after?

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One hopeless romantic. One serial dater. Two good friends. Forty days of dating. Two graphic designers date each other for 40 days in an attempt to explore their habits and fears in relationships. Photos by Osvaldo Ponton. Can polar opposites meet halfway, change each other, and find love after dating exclusively for 40 days? Jessica is the hopeless romantic.

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Tim Goodman is a designer based in New York. Finding themselves single at the same time, these two friends decided to embark on an experiment — date each other for 40 days. With one a hopeless romantic and one a commitment-phobe, 40 Days of Dating attracted over 10 million unique visitors, with the world waiting with baited-breath over what would happen between these two friends. The success has garnered a movie deal and a beautifully executed book.

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Constitutional Crisis As Absurdist Theater. Denver Becomes First U. How To Reduce Money in Politics. Witch Hunts, Then and Now. T here was a time when the idea of thousands of people reading your diary would have been mortifying. That time has passed. Timothy and Jessica are attractive, successful graphic designers living in New York City. Back in the spring, Timothy and Jessica, friends for four years, found themselves single at the same time. Instead, they would see if two friends could be something more — and blog about it. Tim and Jessie suffer from pretty typical relationship problems. Each day they answer the same set of eight questions: Did anything interesting happen?

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Two good friends with opposite relationship problems found themselves single at the same time. As an experiment, they dated for 40 days. Jessica Walsh is a designer. She is a hopeless romantic who jumps into relationships very quickly. Why 40 days? In an attempt to explore and hopefully overcome their fears and inadequacies, Tim and Jessica will go through the motions of a relationship for the next 40 days: Can they help each other, or will they fall into their same habits?

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Skip navigation! Courtesy of Abrams. Many, many relationships begin as friendships. A suggestive look or touch or — we're all adults here — one alcohol-fueled evening can trigger that tidal shift from "just friends" to "together. Frustrated with the New York City dating scene and tired of complaining to one another about their failed relationships, the platonic pair wondered: What would happen if they dated each other for 40 days — and strove to break their worst relationship habits in the process? A self-described "hopeless romantic," Jessica would hurl herself into every new fling, only to be crushed when it didn't work out.

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