This show is HILARIOUS, but it's definitely for mature teenagers and adults, as it is not all that appropriate. Mindy is a free spirit who sleeps around and drinks but she does want to change her life. She does want to find a good man, and she wants to get married, so she decides to change her life. Of course, baby steps are needed and she doesn't exactly stay straight to her no acting slutty rule. . Sex is one of the few issues with this show, although it is a pretty strong issue. It doesn't show anything, but there are many passionate kissing scenes that imply sex throughout the series. There is one character who is a ladies man and, or course, there are multiple love interests as is the show is about her trying to find a guy. There are also MANY sexual jokes, for example, one character snickers to himself that he didn't think sex addiction was real until he met another main character. The main character than admits he enjoys it but is not addicted. Another example included Morgan suggesting to Mindy that she could dress up as a condom, or a tampon for Halloween. Stuff like that, once in a while. Characters drink a lot, and I think language is limited to heck and dang; one time the f-word was bleeped out, however it was used for humor. This show is insanely funny, but it's for older audiences.
EDIT: Originally, I had rated this appropriate for 13 years old and older, but as the series progressed, I just had to come back and raise the age limit to 15. This show is funny, but more and more sexual references are being thrown in so casually/ofton, that it's taking away the funny. I'm considering quitting the show personally because I just don't think it's worth it anymore. With simplistic and not clever enough plots added with the never ending sexual jokes, I just get bored when watching it. The only reason I have stuck with it so far is the character Morgan, who is hilarious and so far has made it worth my time. I would really suggest to those interested in this to take a look at "Ben and Kate" instead. B&K still has some smexy content, but not to the point it's overbearing like TMP. The Mindy Project can steal a few snickers from you over the mature jokes, but Ben and Kate will have you rolling with laughter over the awkwardness, randomness, and clever/witty scenarios.