Relationship Quotes from our girl, Mindy Lahiri!

As you can tell, this blog is strongly obsessed with Mindy Kaling and her show, the Mindy Project.  Recently, TV Rage posted Mindy’s 12 relationship quotes just in time for Valentine’s Day. From watching the show so far, Mindy’s love life is so far not so perfect and kind of all over the place…and she has yet to find Mr.Right…which is the case for a lot of us (like me) Anyways, here is 6 of the 12 of my favorite Mindy quotes posted by TV Rage.

1. Mindy and Relationship Pacts
Chris Messina and Mindy Kaling on The Mindy Project
At Mindy’s Christmas party, she found out that her boyfriend, Josh (Tommy Dewey), had a secret girlfriend. The bad part? Mindy was the other woman, which sent her into a downward spiral and resulted in the following convo with fellow doctor Danny (Chris Messina):

“Danny, if we’re still single in five years, and we haven’t found anybody, can we make a pact . . .  that we’ll kill each other?”

2. Mindy Looks to Julia Roberts
Mindy Kaling on The Mindy Project
Once again, the romantic comedies come into play. Who is better to look up to than “Pretty Woman” herself, Julia Roberts? Though, she didn’t seem to help Mindy out too much:

“Maybe I won’t get married, you know? Maybe I’ll do one of those “Eat, Pray, Love” things. Ugh, no. I don’t wanna pray. Forget it. I’ll die alone.”

3. Mindy’s Life Partner
Mindy Kaling on The Mindy Project
What’s that one thing every woman pictures doing with her life partner? Of course, it’s apple picking! Before settling down, Mindy recommends having a great sex life, and then you can indulge in the above “juicy” activity:

“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?”

4. Mindy and Appearance
Anna Camp and Mindy Kaling on The Mindy Project
Sometimes women just can’t keep it together, especially appearance wise. At least, Mindy owns up to her sloppiness and messy love life:

“I just figured if I’m going to be a mess – might as well be a hot mess, right?”

5. Mindy and Condom Etiquette
Mindy Kaling on The Mindy Project
If you ever wanted to know what’s going on in a woman’s mind regarding condoms – go no further. Thank you, Mindy:

“Condom etiquette. It’s hard for women, you know? Because you want to have condoms, but you can’t keep them by the bed, because then it seems like you’re, like, using them constantly … So, then you have to do that whole dance like, ‘Oh, hey, I might have some somewhere from that bachelorette party I had as a goof!’”

6. Mindy and STD’s
Mindy Kaling on The Mindy Project
It’s always beneficial to have a doctor educate us about relationships and STD’s. That’s just what Mindy did for a group of high school girls:

“But, I’ll tell you one thing that always lasts forever. Herpes. It’s gross, and it’s horrible, Google image search it.”

To read the rest of the quotes. Check out TV 

Thoughts on Teen Patient

This has to be my favorite Mindy Project episode so far. At first, when Mindy Kaling announced she is going back to high school in this episode…I thought she was going to have bad flashbacks about her time in high school. But this episode totally surprised me in a very good way. Mindy’s neighbor, Sophia (who just looks like an adorable, sweet and innocent school girl) asks Mindy for birth control which instantly shocks Mindy…probably not realizing how her neighbor went from playing with American girl dolls to dating boys. Immediately going to big sister mode, Mindy says she wants to meet her boyfriend. Upon meeting Sophia’s boyfriend, she was immediately not impressed with Henry who does not plan to go to college and instead decides to stay in his parents’ basement and try to create mobile app. She was also deeply offended that upon asking what happens if Sophia becomes pregnant and has a baby when Henry says Sophia will stay home with the baby while he gets a job.  Later, Mindy tries to persuade Sophia to wait for the right time or a better guy who is highly educated and adult according to Mindy’s standards.  Sophia is clearly disappointed with Mindy’s advice and wants to meet Mindy’s new boyfriend, Josh and ask him some questions.  To Mindy’s dismay, Josh displays his flaws by saying he usually goes for sexy white chicks at clubs until he met Mindy and how he did not expect to stay with Mindy forever. Eventually Mindy realizes she needs to let Sophia make her own decisions. She then unexpectedly interrupts Sophia’s volleyball practice session to give her a condom which clearly prompted the attention of Sophia’s teammates and Mindy ends up passing out condoms to the entire women’s volleyball team and ends up in the principal’s office with Danny needing to bail her out.

What I liked about this episode is that Mindy, who plays a OBGYN doctor, gives strong advice to teen girls about having sex and the reasonable options of waiting/using protections and how they have their whole lives ahead of them and  emphasizes the reality about relationships lasting forever and how the girls have been manipulated by pop culture like Vampire Diaries about ideas of sex.  Loved her last note pointing out that what lasts forever?! Herpes! Emphasizing the dangers of obtaining STDs!  At that moment, I felt like finally…in a long time, a show telling teen girls about making the right choices about taking their seeking sexual relationships and not glamorizing it like other shows (yes Vampire Diaries).Hopefully more teens start tuning into the Mindy Project after that episode. Finally, I love how Mindy acts as a strong mentor/big sister to Sophia who eventually decides to wait to have sex and kind of provided this vibe where Sophia can talk to her about anything since Sophia does not have a mother. Moreover, I love how Sophia is an Asian American teen who as I first mentioned looks like an innocent geek-like teen but she too has questions about sexuality and social relationships, thus emphasizing that having sex and making those choices is not just an issue specifically faced by one or two racial groups.