Sorry, Tinder users, you don’t actually have a shot with Mindy Lahiri or Danny Castellano. Fox appears to have teamed up with the popular dating app to promote The Mindy Project by matching up the show’s fictional characters with real people.
Fake profiles for Dr. Danny Castellano (Chris Messina) and Mindy herself (show creator Mindy Kaling) contain quirky profiles with descriptions like “tiny doctor in big city looking for love, friendship, or a donut so good it’s spiritual.”
Valleywag was the first to report about the fake profiles after numerous readers stumbled on them while perusing the speed-dating app. According to one reader who encountered the fake Mindy profile, after swiping right on her picture, he got a message in his inbox proclaiming he could “see more” of Mindy by tuning in to The Mindy Project on Fox.
The Mindy Project returns Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. ET on Fox.