15 Mindy Kaling Quotes That Perfectly Describe Your Dating Life

If you’re currently single and trying your best to “get back out there” as it were, you’re probably well aware of the shit show that is modern dating. You can either choose to spend your days swiping left and right (no judgements we’ve all done it), or you can brave the real world and partake in an endless guessing game of intentions.

Whichever of these you decide, know that you’re not alone. Relationships, or even lack thereof, are tough. Luckily, we have kick-ass women like Mindy Kaling who can relate to the single struggle and help us laugh about our frustrations.

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1. When you know things with your SO are starting to go down hill:

“As my mom has said, when one person is unhappy, it usually means two people are unhappy but that one has not come to terms with it yet.”

2. Then he tells you there’s someone else:

 

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3. And you’re overcome with the urge to get revenge:

“They say the best revenge is living well. I say it’s acid in the face—who will love them now?”

4. Weeks later you run into him:

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5. And things start to feel like you’ve hit rock bottom:

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6. But you realize you deserve to be wanted:

“In my mind, the sexiest thing in the world is the feeling that you’re wanted.”

7. So, you pick up the pieces and move on:

“I’m constantly in a state of self-improvement but I don’t beat myself up over it.”

 8. All of a sudden you realize your last relationship was over a year ago:

“God, I am single as fuck.”

9. And you feel like you’ve hit a lull:

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10. So you start dating again even though you’re kind of a mess:

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11. And you’re picky AF.

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12. When you finally agree to a date, he stands you up and then hits you with the “sup” text at 2am:

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13. And your friends ask you for dating advice:

“I say if you love something, set it in a small cage and pester and smother it with love until it either loves you back or dies.”

14. Then you have that “forever single” realization:

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“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. I’ll just die alone.”

15. But you realize that a positive attitude is everything:

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“Sometimes you just have to put on lip gloss and pretend to be psyched.”

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