Side Guys


This is a compilation of illustrations and short stories that reflect upon how capitalist concepts such as worth and added value have influenced the way we relate romantically with each other. Are we marketing ourselves to stand out among the competition, attract The One ™, and finally become a better me? Nonetheless, if you lack financial stability, knowledge, or physical appeal, you can be perceived as a less worthy candidate. This dynamic of constantly looking for a perfect match is commonly related to monogamy, yet it is replicated in open and polyamorous relationships as well, where despite the good intentions, is easy to end up being the Side Guy.

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