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Old video shows not-so-dapper Jon Hamm vying for dates

April 4, 2014 at 12:59 PM ET

Video: A video of Jon Hamm in a 1996 dating show called “The Big Date” has gone viral, and shows him as a 25-year-old waiter looking for love.

Believe it or not, actor Jon Hamm was not always a hit with the ladies.

Back in 1996, the "Mad Men" star was a 25-year-old contestant on the show, “The Big Date,” an appearance now going viral on YouTube. The floppy-haired waiter competed with two other men to win the affections of a female suitor named Mary.

Spoiler alert: He didn't get picked.

HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 02:  Actor Jon Hamm attends the AMC celebration of the 'Mad Men' season 7 premiere at ArcLight Cinemas on April 2, 2014 in Holly...
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"Mad Man" star Jon Hamm did not always make women swoon, based on his 1996 appearance on a dating game show.

How could that be? It probably had something to do with the cringe-worthy answer he provided when asked how he would make Mary feel special on their first date. 

“Well, start off with some fabulous food, a little fabulous conversation, with a fabulous foot massage for an evening of total fabulosity," he said. 

See this Casanova make his pitch for yourself in the video above.

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