(The Frisky) -- There's no question that I find Don Draper sexy. Actually, certain things do translate -- tall, dark and handsome is still tall, dark, and handsome in the real world.
If I lived in "Mad Men" land for a day, I would totally make out with him on his Sterling-Cooper purchased desk. But that aloof, secretive, and calculating personality that seduces his onscreen paramours and the show's viewers? Don Draper is written as an extremely complicated and deeply flawed man who does some awful things, like cheating repeatedly on his wife, Betty, and using information he gleans from her therapist to manipulate her.
As with any TV show or movie, we itch to know what possesses someone to do the things he does, and we expect that writers as glorious as the ones behind "Mad Men" will eventually lead us to deep understanding of who Don Draper is and how he will evolve into a better man.
In real life, such life-changing revelations don't always come. There were superficial similarities, like that they both worked in similar industries (just decades apart) and had a knack for always being "on." Guys like Don Draper are great at their jobs for a multitude of reasons, but one of them is that they present themselves as calm, collected, and unmoved by the opinions and emotions of others.
The Draper charm is on full display on his date with Faye, which includes giving her his jacket, opening up just enough about his problems, and this Don-ism on swimming: “It’s an effort when you get in the water but when you do, you’re weightless and you don’t even sweat.
When you're in love, having that power only makes you feel even more special.is upon us, and this show is a hotbed of love, lust, and all-out drama. Want your life to have a bit of an Agatha Christie feel? Betty Francis (formerly Betty Draper)About Me: I used to be a model.While Don Draper and the rest of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce are great at selling TV time and print ads, would they be as good at selling themselves (and all their dirty laundry) online? Now I'm a trophy: Pretty, cool to the touch, not easily won.To celebrate the season's finale this weekend, check out these imaginary online dating profiles for everyone from Draper to Joan Holloway to that creep Harry Crane. Who I'm Looking For: I need a man who loves me for me, not just my Grace Kelly-like appearance.Don Draper (sometimes known as Dick Whitman)About Me: We'll get along just fine if you don't ask me about my past and if you don't expect me to keep it in my pants. I also need a man who can tolerate an ice queen as well as children. But you better treat me as an equal, or you'll be in big trouble.