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Why You'll Never Find the One

Why You'll Never Find the One

And Why It Doesn't Matter

Sarah Akinterinwa
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A funny and affirming illustrated guide, in New Yorker cartoonist Sarah Akinterinwa's signature style, that offers a unique approach to finding love (or not).

This illustrated dating guide by cartoonist Sarah Akinterinwa, rooted in her experiences as a Black woman in her late twenties, encourages readers to be introspective, honest, and practical in their love lives. Through vignettes with scenes from modern dating, the book's main character walks the reader through the ins and outs of being single, defining what you want in a partner, navigating dating apps, the value of therapy, contending with family expectations, and remaining optimistic about finding a relationship that's right for you.

A recipe for the perfect partner

Updated love languages

Dating affirmations you didn't know you needed

Advice for taking yourself on solo dates

And more, all with an inclusive perspective on race, sexuality, and body image


Sarah Akinterinwa is a British cartoonist, illustrator, and writer. She started her career in 2020, during the first lockdown of the COVID-19 pandemic by creating the comic Oyin and Kojo, which now features in the New Yorker. Her work explores dating, relationships, identity, politics, and navigating adult life as a young woman of color.


  • Publisher: ‎Chronicle PA Press (February 7, 2023)
  • Language: ‎English
  • Paperback: ‎176 pages
  • ISBN-10: ‎1797222538
  • ISBN-13: ‎9781797222530
  • Item Weight: ‎9.3 ounces
  • Dimensions: ‎6 x 0.65 x 8.95 inches
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