Two friends dating experiment
Meet graphic designers Jessica Walsh and Timothy Goodman.
They are longtime friends with lots of things in common.
The beautifully constructed website—which went live in mid-July—chronicles the experiment of two long-time friends fed up with the New York City dating scene who begin a relationship told through a series of daily blog posts.
At first glance, the site looks like every trope of millennial life gone wild, the sort of narcissistic, Internet-addled behavior that leads to labels like the “Me, Me, Me Generation.” Weirdly, what has given the site such a following may not be its newness but that it has revealed something far more traditional.
That's the question two dating-weary New Yorkers posed in their new site,
Designers Timothy Goodman, 32, and Jessica Walsh, 26, longtime platonic pals, decided to turn "When Harry Met Sally" on its head and go for broke for better or for worse The two Chelsea residents told the Daily News that it was one part social experiment, one part design project.
If virtually every recent article written about modern relationships is to be believed, casual hookups are rapidly replacing more familiar dating practices. From Day One, clear rules are set: the pair will see each other every day, they will go on at least three “dates” each week and, most crucially, they will not “see, date, hookup, or have sex with anyone else.” This sounds nothing like the beleaguered modern love depicted in Style sections.
Instead, Walsh and Goodman jumped headlong into a fully formed relationship, complete with weekly couples therapy sessions.
A tip of the hat if the story ends with one or both of them running through the Orlando airport and sharing an embrace in the final entry.[*SPOILERS AHEAD*] Walsh and Goodman spend the first half of their forty days navigating the uncomfortable space between friendship and romance.