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!" Register to remove this ad 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. 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.