Don't get me wrong, I've got nothing against homosexuality, but in a story I'm writing I'd like to focus on bromances as opposed to romances of any sort. I wrote a rough sketch and gave it to a few friends to read, and they all went "...what a bromance. This is how friendship between men should truly be. BEER PONG TIME TO CELEBRATE OUR BROMANCE GUYS!" I tested that with a few other friends as well, and the reaction was pretty much the same, down to the inevitable drinking match. Then I showed it to another friend(a girl) and she said "this is so cute, I didn't know you were okay writing gay stories." She wasn't mocking it or anything, she just took a few aspects of the story and interpreted differently than everyone else did. Register to remove this ad Anyway, my question is, how to drive the point home that two characters in question are having a bromance rather than a romance? Are there things that look bromantic to those who have had a bromance in the past but look strangely homosexual to those who hadn't? ...And I apologize in advance in case my post offends anyone, because I know it sounds a bit weird.