In the fall of 2012, The Mindy Project premiered and we got a super awesome and relatable protagonist to root for in Mindy Lahiri, a smart doctor who was searching for love. Her ups and downs, good and bad dates, and general musings if she was going to be single forever sounded just like the kind of things that we said to our best friends. Needless to say, anyone who watches this show is totally hooked.
Although the show has ended, it lives on thanks to Mindy’s amazing quotes. Here are eight of the best quotes about love, relationships, and being single from The Mindy Project.
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8I want you to love me…
I want you to love me in the way that I can show on Instagram
Is it really true love if our partner won’t take a photo with us that we can post on social media? Or if we can’t brag about how great our new relationship seems to be going? It seems like whenever we meet someone new and start dating, we wonder how soon we can post something on social media.
This quote from The Mindy Project perfectly sums up the way that many of us think… even if we might never actually admit it out loud. Thankfully, we don’t have to because we have Mindy, and she always says what we wish that we could.
7I am a pathetic spinster with no prospects
I am a pathetic spinster with no prospects
Hasn’t every single girl felt this way at least once before? No matter how comfy we are with our single lives and how great things are going with work and how many great friends we have, we can’t help but feel like we’re never going to meet someone.
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It can be difficult to keep our game face on when dating can be so bad, which is why we relate to this quote from The Mindy Project so much. In her totally hilarious and amazing way, Mindy sums up what so many single women think on a regular basis. We know that if we told our best friend this, they would tell us “No, of course you won’t be alone.” But Mindy wouldn’t. She gets how we feel.
6I would never promise that…
I would never promise that. All I’ve wanted in my life is to abandon all my friends for a boyfriend.
This quote from The Mindy Project is so funny and so true… like all of them, really. What can we say? We just love Mindy Kaling and the amazing character that she created.
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It’s a total rite of passage: start your first real relationship, fall in love for the first time… and forget that your friends even exist. It’s not pretty and we’re not proud of doing this, but everyone has done this once before… and hopefully only once because this definitely sucks. We know that it’s important to keep up our friendships and we wish that we could give Mindy the same advice.
5People seem to be having these awesome sex lives…
People seem to be having these awesome sex lives, and I’m just trying to find a life partner to go apple-picking with. What’s wrong with me?
Once again, Mindy has tapped into a dream that so many have: going apple-picking with your soulmate.
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With yet another hilarious statement, Mindy has proven that the search for true love isn’t easy. While it seems like everyone around her is just looking for something casual, that’s not her. She’s a romantic comedy fan and all she wants is to find that kind of love. She wants an actual relationship, and if we’ve been searching for the same thing, that’s another reason why we relate to her so much and why we love The Mindy Project even to this day.
4My body is very attracted to your body…
My body is very attracted to your body, but when you speak my brain gets angry.
This quote is so great. We have definitely wanted to say this to someone before. Sometimes, we meet someone who we think is so good-looking, but we just can’t get along for whatever reason. Or maybe they have a different sense of humor than we do. Or maybe they just won’t commit, despite how perfect we think that we would be together.
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This would definitely be the perfect quote to repeat if we ever find ourselves on a first date that just isn’t going well… despite how cute we think the person sitting across from us is. Mindy to the rescue, right?
3Every great love story also has an end…
Every great love story also has an end. And when your love story ends, all you can do is cry, listen to sad music, and drink wine that you bought from a gas station.
With yet another flawless statement, this Mindy Lahiri quote from The Mindy Project has summed up how everyone feels about a breakup.
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Mindy is a lover of romantic comedies, which is something that she talks about quite a lot, and the way that Mindy is describing the aftermath of a breakup definitely sounds like what every character in a rom-com does. We often see characters crying and listening to music or watching a sad film. Every fan of this show wishes that Mindy would find true love, whether it’s with Danny or someone else, and that’s especially true when she says this particular quote.
2I’m not picky. I just have high standards
I’m not picky. I just have high standards
Yes. There is so much truth to this quote from The Mindy Project. What single woman hasn’t said this about 100 times… a day, that is?
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Mindy is totally right to have high standards, and if we think this way, then we are, too. Even if our friends and relatives tell us that we’re “picky” and insist that we should just choose someone to date already, we know that settling is a one-way ticket to being completely miserable every day of our lives. And who wants that? Thankfully, Mindy gets it, proving once again that she’s the greatest. We couldn’t love her more.
1Maybe I won’t get married, you know?
Maybe I won’t get married, you know? Maybe I’ll do one of those ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ things. Ugh, no, I don’t want to pray. Forget it, I’ll just die alone.
This is, quite possibly, the most quote from The Mindy Project. It has everything that fans love about the show and about Mindy’s character: wit, humor, and relatability.
Single people often joke about how they’re not going to end up with anyone. Sometimes that self-deprecating humor can be a defense mechanism, but a lot of the time, we’re just trying to poke fun at a situation that honestly can be super depressing.
Mindy Lahiri reminds any single woman that they shouldn’t settle and that true love is out there… while making us laugh a ton. Thank you, Mindy. We love you.