Tuesday, August 6, 2013

40 Days of Dating

Have you seen the blog 40 Days of Dating? I just heard about it today, and I have since become slightly obsessed. The two friends above, Jessica Walsh and Timothy Goodman, decided to try an experiment and date each other for 40 days. They made the following rules:

1. They would see each other every day for 40 days.
2. They would go on at least three dates a week.
3. They would see a couples therapist once a week.
4. They would go on one weekend trip together.
5. They would fill out a daily questionnaire and document everything.
6. They would not see, date, hook up or have sex with anyone else.

They are chronicling their experience on their blog, and it is FASCINATING. They actually began this experiment in March, but did not start posting on their blog until they completed the 40 days. So, in July they began posting a recap of each day of the experiment and will continue until August 22 when we find out how it all concluded!

I love reading a recap of each day from both of their perspectives. Jessica over-analyzes most things, and Timothy is just kind of confused a lot in the beginning. It's cute to read about them learning new things about each other ("he's more perceptive than I realized" and "she looks cute when her hair is pulled back"), and it's interesting how quickly this experiment becomes like a real relationship. They have their first fight on day 6 and have totally different ideas of what sounds like a fun date (basketball game vs. spa day).

So! If you'd like to follow along, check out their blog here, and start from the beginning! I'm secretly hoping they end up falling in love:)

(photo from here)


  1. I've been following too! The whole premise of it would make a perfect rom-com movie!

  2. You got me hooked. I read days 1-15 last night and caught up on the rest today. And I agree, this has the makings of a movie written all over it.

  3. This is so fascinating! I read all of their posts and I'm now up to speed on their story. I really hope they end up together too!

  4. i have heard about it and i'm also following it - it's great!

  5. I will have to check this out!