Mindy Kaling may be single, but potential suiters should be warned her dating style is very different from her “Mindy Project” alter ego’s party girl ways. The actress appeared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” March 11 where she discussed her dating hangups with the host.
“I am dating, but one of the challenges I’ve noticed is that I’m not very much like my character, who is very wild,” Kaling explains. “I think that when I go on dates there’s this expectation that I’m going to have like 11 martinis and like pass out and spend the night really soon.”
As it turns out the actress has quite the extensive nighttime regime that has been known to hinder her dating life quite a bit.
“I think people get a little disappointed because my true self is like I could never do that … have a one night stand,” says Kaling. “I have my medications that I have to take at night. I’m like, ‘I have to be at my house and like do my flossing.’ I have all that stuff.
“I’m now kind of a version of my mom where I really like my little pills in their little pillbox,” Kaling continues. “I once had to go on a trip and I had to bring all my medications and I put them in, you know, they’re for the elderly? When I came back from the trip, I was like, ‘Oh I kind of like this.’ So I have my little like Monday through Sunday. So these are the kind of sexy stories that guys really like to hear when we date.”
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DeGeneres always has a creative gift for her guests and Kaling’s was no exception. The host gave her a bedazzled pillbox so she can keep up with her routine in style.
On the program, Kaling also dished on her “Mindy Project” character’s pregnancy. Check out the video below to hear about the problems the storyline has caused in her personal life.