If your relationship status is “single and at this point, I think I’ll just stay that way,” you’ll appreciate Marcella Stranieri’s comics.
On her Instagram account Marcella Draws, the 24-year-old shares doodles that detail common dating struggles, from the stupid texting rules we follow:
To dating guys who judge your look when they’re dressed like Mark Zuckerberg:
Or just developing highly specific relationship standards:
In an interview with HuffPost, the D.C.-based illustrator said that drawing helps her process the awkwardness of dating.
“I’m a very sensitive individual and take everything to heart and carry it with me for what seems like forever,” she explained. “Drawing the way dating makes me feel (the good, bad, and ugly) is very cathartic for me.”
Plus, she said, it’s always nice to read the comments and know she's not the only one struggling with dating
“People always comment that they feel the same, or that they experienced something even crazier,” she said. “It’s a beautiful way to connect with strangers.”
See more of her dating comics below, and head to her Instagram for even more.