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A close but non-sexual relationship between two men.
- ‘There is a mutual attraction in a bromance (why else would people become close friends?).’
- ‘A true bromance happens between men who know themselves, who are over their issues and just want to hang out with other intelligent and open men.’
- ‘He's got a nifty little win streak going with comedies and the momentum continues with this smart take on the bromance.’
- ‘Then there is the bromance between Crusoe and Friday.’
- ‘Can this bromance be saved?’
- ‘The bromance of Claude (Gavin Creel) and Berger (Will Swenson) is front and centre.’
- ‘The second type of bromance has grown more and more popular over the last five years.’
- ‘It is the unconsummated intimacy of the bromance, its obvious but transcended sexual dimension, that makes it a relationship worthy of its own unique title.’
- ‘I love Troy and Chad's bromance.’
- ‘As the bromance bourgeons, Peter's relationship with Zooey suffers.’
- ‘Also, I'm pretty sure that his intuition is correct about the unrequited bromance.’
- ‘Having tested my sexuality and been sure of what it is, I have no issues with homosexuality and can throw myself into a bromance with no misplaced hopes or fears.’
- ‘Laughs, then, have become the armor plating of bromance, a guarantor of normality.’
Early 21st century: blend of brother and romance.
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