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Mindy: Who needs marriage?

Mindy Kaling isn't looking for anyone else to take care of her "needs and desires".

The 35-year-old actress used to think her life wouldn't be complete unless she met the perfect man and tied the knot. Much of that was because her parents were so devoted to each other, but she's now realised that isn't the be all and end all for her.

"I don't need marriage," she told Good Housekeeping magazine. "I don't need anyone to take care of all my needs and desires. I can take care of them myself now."

Mindy previously dated B.J. Novak, who she co-starred with in the US version of The Office. The pair had a complex romance and Mindy has previously said he broke her heart when he ended things, and that she would have said yes had he popped the question.

Although it's been hard, the pair still have a friendship, with is rare for the actress.

"I'm definitely not in the friends-with-my-exes camp," she explained. "But B.J. has the stamp for life as a friend. My mom loved him. He feels like family."

She may not be desperate to marry, but that doesn't mean Mindy doesn't enjoy romance. She's dated a few different guys over the last 12 months and enjoys being in the first flush of a relationship. In fact, if she could have it her way, she'd remain in that period for good.

"Especially in winter, who doesn't like a nice heavy seven-course meal with lots of alcohol, then making out when you're a little tipsy and taking a cab home to fall asleep in the clothes you wore on the date? Wait. Actually that was, like, my whole 20s. And it was very fun," she laughed.

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