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. 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. 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? 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.
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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.
Two good friends with opposite relationship problems found themselves single at the same time. As an experiment, they dated for 40 days. One hopeless romantic. One serial dater. Two good friends. Forty days of dating.
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. Start your investing journey with COL Financial.
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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. So, did the pair stay together? That said, the ending is so well timed and poetic — they part ways at But, does it actually tell us anything about relationships?