Jessica Walsh

Did you see Timothy today?
Yes.

What did y’all do together?
We did a rapid fire Truth Test experiment today!

Did anything interesting happen?
We had our friend Dan Blackman ask us a series of questions about our past and about this relationship.

Did you learn anything new about Timothy?
Tim was very defensive with his answers relating to past relationships and dating. Even after the experiment was over, he seemed to feel the need to justify his past actions to us. It makes me think Tim is not completely comfortable with himself or at peace with his past.

Did you learn anything new about yourself?
I know I can be overly candid. I know this straightforwardness is a turnoff for some guys, and it’s definitely not Tim’s style. Tim likes to flirt. Tim likes the excitement of the pursuit. He likes to play games. He loves the drama. I hate games. I like to cut to the chase, and be real.

How do you feel about this relationship/project right now?
Good, I love experiments! Life is a series of experiments. I am constantly testing out new ways to work, live, learn, sleep, act, and react. I am always trying to figure out how to be as productive and happy as I can.

Is there anything that you want to do differently?
The experiment today reminded me how gut instincts are often the most honest and interesting. I find this with my creative work, too. While I believe it’s important to exhaust numerous concepts and possibilities, I often come back to my initial ideas. I should stop overthinking things.

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Additional comments?
Tim looked at me at one point today, with a cute smile, and said, “we’re so crazy.” We really, really are.

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Did you see Jessica today?
Oh yes.

What did y’all do together?
Therapy experiment we’re calling a “Rapid Truth Test.”

Did anything interesting happen?
I felt really defensive and incredibly uncomfortable at first. Dan asked questions about topics that aren’t easy to talk about — particularly with a camera on me! Also, everything he asked me had to do with sex, which felt like a setup for failure on my part. I also felt like it was weird timing to do this since we got physical for the first time last night. As the questions rolled on, I did feel more comfortable, but it still wasn’t easy.

Did you learn anything new about Jessica?
Even though Jessie can be quiet and reserved, she’s definitely fearless when it comes to confronting her issues. I admire that.

Did you learn anything new about yourself?
It was like looking through a window into my past, everything felt so vivid. It felt weird talking about this stuff, all the emotions left in those sheets, the disappointment I’ve felt, and the disappointment I’ve caused.

How do you feel about this relationship/project right now?
While it’s socially sensationalized and acceptable for men to be promiscuous, I still feel written off as some sort of “womanizer” by today’s questions and from what happened this past week. Just because I’m having fun and I like dating women? I know that I don’t handle every situation in the best way, but I’m usually candid with my intentions. I guess I’m just feeling defensive once again.

Is there anything that you want to do differently?
Jessie said that I’m controlling. I don’t know if I’m really controlling, or if she’s just a bit submissive. I want to stay aware of it, though.

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Additional comments?
After the Truth Test, Dan and I got some food and watched the Knicks game. He told me about this girl that he knew. He thinks she and I would hit it off. We’re practically halfway through right now, and for the first time, I thought about what will happen to Jessie and me when this experiment ends.