Jessica Walsh and Tim Goodman are best friends who find themselves single at the same time. Walsh is the hopeless romantic, always looking for love, and Goodman is afraid of commitment, oftentimes after many girls at once. Losing sight of what it's like to be in a healthy relationship, these two opposite relationship types date each other for 40 days in hopes of overcoming their reckless dating histories. Because of the theory that it takes 40 days to break a bad habit, Walsh and Goodman go through the regular relationship motions every day—committing the time, companionship, joys and frustrations it entails—while documenting almost every moment through a variety of design media.
As the subjects and designers of "40 Days of Dating," Walsh and Goodman captured their dating routine every day with videos, photos and art in addition to questionnaires. Daily meet-ups, weekly therapy sessions and thrice weekly dates prove to offer subject matter as thrilling as it is endearing. Walsh and Goodman also worked on side projects within the 40 days—on day five, for example, they explored their dating histories by creating artwork, and on day 31 they held hands for eight hours straight and captured it on film—even in the bathroom. Their personal project will unravel day-by-day online as "40 Days of Dating," and today is day one.