Shallow, fickle, fleeting and excruciatingly awkward - these are some words that might describe dating today, as opposed to the more formal, practical and polite courting of our parents' era. How better to illustrate these differences than by contrasting modern attitudes to love with vintage comics from more innocent times?

This is exactly what Peter Nidzgorski, the creative genius behind the blog 'This isn’t Happiness' has done.  Taking panels from classic comic love stories of yore, Peter cleverly inserts biting and satirical takes on today's self-obsessed culture, while playing heavily on one of his favorite themes - disappointment.

The result is funny, thought-provoking and artistic, typical of Peter's quirky collection in general. Scroll down below to check it out for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments!

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Ms.M
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I hate when that happens :(

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K. LNU
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Or if your kind of weird fits with their kind of weird... and you realize that this is the person you want to be weird with, till you don''t.

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Agnes Jekyll
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This looks like she was saying this even in the 50s.

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Lyop
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I was told this too. And seriously started trying to find out . Looked within. And realized, I've been around shitty pple. Including the person that told me that!

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Diana
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is how I think of myself too

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Ms.M
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

LMAOOOOOOOOOOO!

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Jace
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This one is relatable without being particularly fucked up.

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Rowlie
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

better than falling out of love after you got to know them

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Tiny Dynamine
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If the other person doesn't make it clear how they feel, dump them.

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Άρης Παπαδόπουλος
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Actually, that's the word-for-word translation from greek for the phrase "if you ever need anything..." (αν ποτέ χρειαστείς τίποτα...)

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D. Pitbull
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yes - there are plenty of memes about it. It's becoming popular. Irony, you are a sly one.

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Noodles
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It would probably go through the back of her head. I mean he is superman right?

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