DIVORCE
08/31/2016 03:46 pm ET Updated Aug 31, 2016

11 Comics That Perfectly Sum Up Life As A Modern Single Woman

"Raise your hand if you accidentally dated someone for 9 months because you could easily share appetizers."

After going through a rough breakup two years ago, Washington, DC-based artist Mari Andrew made a point to draw and paint every single day since. 

“I was literally putting happiness on the calendar. The 30 minutes I set aside a day to create art and paint was so soothing and enjoyable for me,” she told The Huffington Post. 

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Andrew’s funny, relatable illustrations draw inspiration from some of the most annoying realities of adulthood, from having to hop on a call when email would suffice, to Tinder dates who are just “not looking for anything right now.”

Today, the 29-year-old illustrator has more than 52,000 followers on her Instagram account, @bymariandrew. 

“Everything you see is something that happened to me, including the comics about single life,” Andrew told HuffPost. 

“Being single for me is 90 percent wonderful romances, travels, new experiences, self-care and confidence  ― and then there’s that 10 percent that keeps me going on dates,” she joked. “Sometimes, you just really want someone to dance with in your living room and kill the bugs.” 

Yo what's the lightbulb changing scene like on Raya?

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Check out more of Andrew’s illustrations capturing the joys and minor annoyances of being a modern single lady below:

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Hot dating tip: just be a combo of mysterious and detached and constantly available

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Hardest breakup of my life was with a guy who let me use his Virgin America miles

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Raise your hand if you accidentally dated someone for 9 months because you could easily share appetizers

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His last known trace was a 💬 on my phone

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Men seeking a "healthy" girl: Do you want a doctor's note?

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Can't stop meeting him

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