Posted: 07.10.13/14:27

Jessica Walsh + Timothy Goodman: 40 Days of Dating

Long time friends Jessica Walsh and Timothy Goodman recently set on a social experiment: 40 Days of Dating. 


What do you do when you’re tired of the prospect of dating? Two good friends with opposite relationship problems found themselves single at the same time. As an experiment, they dated for 40 days.

Love is a central theme in humanity across time and cultures. It’s one of the main topics in music, film, novels, poetry, and art. But what exactly is it, and why do we all approach it so differently? How does it affect us so deeply that sane people have gone mad over it?

The dating life in New York City can grow tiresome and wearing. Tim is afraid of commitment, often dating many girls at once, and he’s losing sight of what a healthy relationship means. Jessica is a hopeless romantic, jumping into relationships too quickly, always looking to find “the one.”

It’s been said that it takes 40 days to change a bad habit. 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: the commitment, time, companionship, joys and frustrations. Can they help each other, or will they fall into their same habits? Will they damage their friendship? What if they fall in love?

As an added bonus, Jessica and Tim asked fellow designers, illustrators and artists to contribute a typographic piece for each post that will live on the website to represent each day. Contributors include fellow Young Guns such as Christoph Niemann, Jessica Hische, Mario Hugo, Mike Perry, Dana Tanamachi, Kevin Brainard and Jon Contino. 

Starting today you can follow along with daily updates here

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