Before he was Don Draper, Jon Hamm was a 25-year-old waiter with the floppiest possible '90s hair who went on a terrible dating show. And lost.

In 2014, the idea of turning down a foot massage and "a night of fabulosity" with one of the world's most sought-after, least underpants-wearing gentlemen seems patently absurd.

But in 1996, two single women passed Hamm up for a kinky 28-year-old stuntman and a finance major with boyband blond chunks on short-lived dating game show The Big Date.

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It's okay, Mary and Shonia. Nobody knew a humble car salesman would grow up to run Sterling Cooper, either.

[H/T: Uproxx]