Dating someone younger than you can be a fun, humorous experience, but like all relationships that aren’t deemed ‘typical’ by society, it can also mean tons of annoying and intrusive questions. Romanian-Canadian artist Cassandra Calin knows this all too well, and she’s got a new comic series to which anyone who has a few years on their partner will undoubtedly relate.
It’s often said that age is just a number, so as long as the lower number in your pairing is legal, go forth with courage. “I hear from lots of people looking for love, unsuccessfully, that they’ve got a restrictive list of ‘filters,’ including age,” relationship expert April Masini told Fox News. “When you open your age range filter by including younger people among your possibilities, you’ve got a whole new group of folks to date.” Just look at how many celebrity couples have age gaps – Beyonce and Jay-Z at 12 years, George and Amal Clooney at 17 years, Jennifer Lopez and… Wait, who is she dating now?
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The heart of the matter is that other people don’t have to accept your relationship, and that your happiness with the person you choose is more important. If you want to see more Cassandra Calin work we’ve shared, check out women’s life problems, the truth about having a crush, and why shopping for underwear sucks.