40 Days of Dating

Jessica Walsh, Timothy Goodman, Jul 18, 2013
Commentary by Stephen Downes

I read Metafilter for the randomness. It's hard to keep up, and I don't really try, but I do try to take some time for it. Today: "'What do you do when you're tired of the prospect of dating?' Jessica Walsh and Timothy Goodman, both designers in New York City, found themselves single at the same time. Thus was born 40 Days of Dating, an experimental relationship being chronicled daily from July 10 to August 18, 2013."

It's the sort of thing that shouldn't work, but it does. I'm past the dating stage of my life (thank goodness) but I still think about life and relationships and such. Anyhow, I skimmed it and found myself drawn in. It turns out I really like these two people. I care less about their relationship than I do about them (and yet they are total strangers, and whatever happened has already happened a month ago). I like their creativity, I like their honesty and I like their passion. They are fundamentally good people. I don't think people understand yet that this is online learning. Not courses and stuff.

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