[Guest post by JD]
This was really a fascinating experiment.
Essentially they agreed to “date” every day for 40 days to see if a relationship might develop organically.
I was highly skeptical, and still wonder if it was a stunt, but ultimately, I am not sure it matters. The way it was written suggests it was real, at least 2 him, from my view.
It was fascinating on many levels, as they were already familiar with each other as friends going in, how their prior knowledge burdened them, how their families shaped their actions and expectations, how 2 people could both experience the same event and take away such incredibly different views of what happened and what was important, and how much expectation and fear shapes outcomes.
It isn’t Syria, or mass shootings, and maybe that is a good thing. Like it or not, it is interesting.