The Bromance

I’m a romance writer and a lover of all fairy tales, so of course I like love. Some would say, I’m in love with love and that’s okay. I’ll be the first to admit it, but there’s another relationship I can’t get enough of; it’s the bromance. Some people don’t care for the term and prefer fraternity, but for the sake of this article we’ll stick with bromance.

It is defined in the urban dictionary as a non-sexual relationship between two men who spend a lot of time together. Personally, I feel there’s more to it than that. A memorable one needs layers. Two characters, who give each other a hard time, have each other’s back and won’t let anyone come between them.

 I recently began watching Sherlock, a true gem, and it got me thinking about some of the other bromances out there that have really clicked.

On television :

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson – Sherlock
Sam and Dean – Supernatural
Damon and Alaric (RIP) – The Vampire Diaries
House and Wilson – House
Harvey and Mike – Suits
Kirk and Spock – Star Trek

In literature:

Harry Potter and Ron Weasley – Harry Potter
Frodo and Sam – The Lord of the Rings (with a special shout out to Legolas and Aragorn)
Athos, Porthos, Aramis and D’Artagnan – The Three Musketeers
Frank and Joe – The Hardy Boys
Edmond Dantes and Giovanni Bertuccio – The Count of Monte Cristo
Huckleberry Finn and Jim – The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Forest Gump and Bubba Blue – Forrest Gump

 If you have one you love, please share it here.


One thought on “The Bromance

  1. Meda White says:

    This reminds me of “How I Met Your Mother” and the Bro Code. I think Ted and Marshall definitely have a bromance, but I’m not so sure about Barney. We have friends who take a “bro”cation together every year, but they are actually brothers. Great post.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s