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

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. How could that be? It probably had something to d

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.

"Mad Man" star Jon Hamm did not always make women swoon, based on his 1996 appearance on a dating game show.Alberto E. Rodriguez / Today

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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