Why Maitreyi Ramakrishnan Says She Doesn't "Really Do Labels" When It Comes to Dating

By Paige Strout Nov 30, 2022 11:50 PMTags
Watch: Maitreyi Ramakrishnan Doesn't Do "Labels for Attraction"

Maitreyi Ramakrishnan isn't as focused on her love life as much as the high schooler she plays on TV.

The star of Netflix's Never Have I Ever opened up about her relationship history and why she's loving the single life with If We're Being Honest host Laverne Cox in this sneak peek at the E! series' Nov. 30 episode.

"The other day, I said to Mindy [Kaling], 'I think I'm just more of a badass when I'm single,'" the 20-year-old—who is nominated for The Female TV Star and The Comedy TV Star of 2022 at this year's People's Choice Awards—shared. "Right now in my life, I am so happy just doing me and being there for myself."

On the Netflix comedy series—which took home the award for The Comedy Show of 2021 at last year's PCAs—Maitreyi's character Devi has spent several seasons in a love triangle with her dream crush Paxton (Darren Barnet) and former nemesis Ben (Jaren Lewison), and most recently, season three addition Des (Anirudh Pisharody).

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Like Devi, the actress said her last major relationship occurred during her high school days. But when it comes to what she currently looks for in a partner, Maitreyi revealed she cares more about who the person is on the inside and less about who they are on the outside.


"I'm very much so a personality person," she explained. "If you get that banter with me, you can read my face perfectly, I don't care if you're a boy, girl or in between. You are my person, and you are just the package that that person comes in. I'm very much about the personality and I don't really do labels for attraction."

At the end of the day, Maitreyi just wants to find what everyone hopes to find in a relationship, which is "someone who understands me."

Check out the clip above and hear more from Maitreyi on tonight's episode of If We're Being Honest.

If We're Being Honest airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. on E!.