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Are Mindy Kaling and Cory Booker going on a date?

That's modern romance for ya.

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.

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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?

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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.

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.

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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.

 
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