Bromance

close but non-sexual relationship between two or more men

A bromance is a close non-sexual relationship between two or more men, a form of homosocial intimacy.[1] Bromance is a portmanteau word of bro or brother and romance. The word was created in the 1990s to describe the sort of relationships that develop between skateboarders who spend a great deal of time together.[2]

A hug involving several young males

Womance, also called sismance, is the female flip side of bromance. It means a close non-sexual relationship between two or more women, a form of homosocial intimacy.

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  1. Elder, John (2008-10-18). "A fine bromance". The Age. Retrieved 2008-10-28.
  2. Elliott, Tim (2007-08-23). "A grand bromance". The Age. Retrieved 2008-10-28.