Season three of Mad Men starts this Sunday, and we're counting down the days until it's 1960-something - we don't even know what year it will be! The show jumps from 1960 in season one to 1962 in season two, so it's likely that a year or more will have passed.
Perhaps the most entertaining thing about the show is learning about 1960s etiquette and ethos, and nowhere is it more apparent than with the characters' relationships. I've found quotes from major characters that not only illustrate how they see love and sex, but also what relationships and gender roles looked like in 1962.
- Don Draper on Love, "The reason you haven't felt it [love] is because it doesn't exist. What you call love was invented by guys like me, to sell nylons."
- Pete Campbell on Saying "I Do", "Of course, I love you. I'm giving up my life to be with you."
- Betty Draper on Marriage, "She [her mother] wanted me to be beautiful so I could find a man. There's nothing wrong with that. But then what? Just sit