When New York—based graphic designers and long-time friends Timothy Goodman and Jessica Walsh found themselves single at the same time, they decided to try an experiment. The old adage says that it takes 40 days to change a habit—could the same be said for love? So they agreed to date each other for 40 days, record their experiences in questionnaires, photographs, videos, texts, and artworks, and post the material on a website they would create for this purpose. What began as a small experiment between two friends became an Internet sensation, drawing 5 million unique and obsessed visitors from around the globe to their site and their story since it was launched in July
40 Days of Dating Couple Discuss Fans, Friendship and the Future
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Did they kiss dating goodbye? '40 Days of Dating' couple reveals all in new book
So went the viral 40 Days of Dating experiment in which friends Jessica Walsh and Timothy Goodman tried committing to a relationship, and then documented their experience online in a he-said-she-said-style blog. Though the confessional was derided by many, other fans were left wanting more when it ended. Soon, such cravings will be fed: This week, the friends-turned-lovers-turned-exes announced that their tome, due on Jan. So what can readers expect from a book built around a dating diary?
Jessica Walsh's view on success is simple: "Success to me is doing what I love, continuing to learn and grow, and having fun doing it," she says. For a personal project, aptly named Forty Days of Dating fortydaysofdating. After they launched the private journal entries of their dates on a blog, it went viral, receiving 8 million visitors since launch. They've just finished writing a book, and have sold the rights to the film.