You know how you don't know you want something until it's right up in your face, and you're like, why didn't I think of that? Well let me tell you a story.
Cory Booker — yes, the attractive dude slash New Jersey Senator, basically asked actress and writer Mindy Kaling on a date via Twitter and it's everything.
After Kaling’s “Mindy Project” character, Mindy Lahiri, dissed New Jersey on a recent episode, Booker took to Twitter to defend his state. “Ouch! @MindyKaling, heard Dr. Lahiri dissed Newark last night... (I still <3 U!)” Kind of thirsty, no?
Kaling assured Booker that anything Mindy Lahiri doesn’t like is cool, and as an avid fan of the show, I can confirm that. She also slipped in that the "<3" was mutual. Mmhm.
Senator, if Mindy Lahiri shades it, it means we know it's cool. Thanks for the ❤. It's mutual! https://t.co/KW2ibviREc— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) March 23, 2017
Then, Booker just went all out. I mean, all out. “You are making my day! Thanks for the clarification. And If the <3 is really mutual... Come have dinner with me in Newark? #PleaseSayYes” The thirst is real, y’all.
Kaling, 37, of course said yes, then pretended to look up the PATH schedule. If this is love in the 21st century, I can get down with it.
But truly: I hope that Mindy Kaling is taking this seriously. This could be a nice change of pace for her. And maybe it will inspire her “Mindy Project” character to date someone other than a white man on her show! A girl can dream.