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Bromance is a slang term for an exceptionally close and emotionally intimate friendship between two straight men. It can also be known by the more gender neutral term "heterosexual life partner."

Bromances are extremely common in literature and the media, often with considerable homoerotic subtext involved, up to and including all out declarations of love. Other characters may frequently assume the pair is gay.

Examples of famous relationships often described as bromances include:

Fans may choose to interpret the relationship as an actual homosexual romance, and it is common for bromance-type couples to be extremely popular in slash fanworks. In some cases, especially strong bromances might lead to accusations of queerbaiting by fans if the relationship never becomes romantic or sexual.

Bromance Parody Song

YouTube star Ryan Higa created a humorous music video about the concept of bromances.

Lyrics include:

Nothing really gay about it
Not that there's anything wrong with being gay (gay)
Shouldn't be ashamed or hide it
I love you in the most heterosexual way

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