Emily burst out laughing, still nervous but relieved.When she pulled into the Hatch parking lot, she saw a guy wandering around. They ordered ice cream and sat down to talk about the fact that although they knew nothing about each other, they were now a couple and would be spending time together every day for the next 30 days.She had never seen her date, nor did she even know his name.
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(Emily and Jake did not want their last names used on or for this story, and "Jane" and "John" are fake names.) This year, the experiment will expand from Salt Lake County to Utah County, and four couples will be chosen.
Friends will also have the option to self-select — that is, apply as a couple to go through the experiment together. All applicants have to be between the ages of 25 and 35.
Davi Johnson, who is certified in Myers-Briggs and who her friends say has a serious knack for matchmaking, went through the applications — which included a Myers-Briggs test, an attachment style questionnaire and prioritization of qualities in a partner — and winnowed it down to 40 applicants who she thought would be most suitable for the program.