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40 Days of Dating: A Design Experiment

Adele Peters

Two good friends happened to find themselves single at the same time, and decided to try an experiment: they're dating each other for 40 days, attempting to break their bad relationship habits. They're going to see each other every single day, go on three dates a week, go on a weekend trip, and even see a couples therapist. And being designers, they're carefully documenting everything.

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  • Tasbeeh Herwees

    I feel like -- and maybe I'm just projecting here -- but this was all a subconscious ploy to get together. I know we're watching from the cheap seats but I definitely want to see them end up together!

  • Kevin

    The human interaction part of this is intriguing, and I'll probably continue to follow it. BUT, it annoys the crap out of me that it's being presented as "a design experiment". Seriously—how much more pretentious can you get?

    Not to mention that, realistically, if the two were working either as freelancers, or for small design firms, they would have neither the time nor the resources for anything like this. Three dates a week *and* weekly visits to a therapist? And in NYC? One thing that's going to come up in any *real* relationship is money; their current positions suggest that money is something that neither of them has to worry about—that's a huge flaw in the "experiment".

  • Francesca Ramos

    I'm excited to see how this all unfolds! I also like how nicely documented everything is. Designers make falling in love look so pretty.

  • Hannah Kim

    Wow this is so interesting! What an intriguing idea--- sometimes we don't take the time to reflect on our habits or why we do things the way we do. Something like this is so beneficial in that these people can come to a better understanding of themselves, each other, and why they perpetuate the habits they do.