5 Mad Men-Inspired Date Night Ideas


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Live on the wild side for a night with these Don Draper-esque date ideas.

Okay, so we all know the web loves Mad Men actor Jon Hamm's penis a little too much. It's farcically large and I, for one, am sick of hearing about it. But apparently people are still watching the actual show too! Season 6 opened to 3.4 million viewers earlier this month, and many fans have strong opinions about the long-running series, a few of them disappointed with aspects of the new season. During a Mad Men panel event at the Paley Media Center in Manhattan on Tuesday night, show creator Matthew Weiner even told fans to just "sit back and enjoy where we're going."

Some of the gripes Weiner said fans have are: "There's not enough agency advertising. There's too much advertising. There's not enough Betty. There's too much Betty. Who is Megan? Why isn't there more Megan?" Basically, people need to simmer down and just watch the show.

You can't please everyone, but one thing we can agree on is that we're collectively fascinated with the vices of that era: drinking in the office, smoking like a chimney, illicit affairs. And the clothes are just so tailored and stylish — I personally liked the '50s styles more, but we can all agree that Joan Holloway is still rocking it.

It's fun to live vicariously through these characters, so people do things like dress up and go to Mad Men viewing parties — I've been invited to more than one. And maybe even go on Mad Men-inspired dates. So if you're a fan of the show, here are a few Don Draper-esque date night ideas. Go have a ball.


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