Walsh & Goodman 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.

No, it’s not a psychological something experiment. But hey, it’s quite crazy.

Last week, I was reading The Atlantic Wire about two New York based (hipster) designers. The first one is Jessica Walsh. Few years ago back in high school I had a hobby of impulsively buying design magazine. Since those days, I became a fan of Sagmeister, then (in few years later) I found Jessica Walsh is his partner. Then, I started to like her works instantly. Well, the second (hipster) designer is Timothy Goodman.

They were single (and still single recently). They have done an experiment of dating each other with some rules and they went to therapist to talk about the relationship. Basically, I’m not a kind of mellow-dramatic when it comes to relationship. I don’t even believe in any motivational quotes on Tumblr (or Path) or over romantic relationship. Too much romance (and drama) won’t make it work.

BUT, this experiment got my attention. I read it from the beginning to the end. I was laughing, crying, and having some intense moment over it. I learned something from the experiment, regardless of the marketing or promotional issues, that relationship should start naturally.

People, nowadays, are too busy to look someone who they think could complete their souls. In fact, that kind of person doesn’t exist. We’re completing each other through process. And yes, it’s a trial-and-error process. We have to admit it.

At the end, you could read the whole experiment here: