Brian: In this week's edition of The Heights, male students from the Class of 2010 openly admit to being in a 'bromance.' What is a bromance, you might ask?
A combination of the words "brother" and "romance," the term bromance was first coined in the 1990's by Dave Carnie, editor of the American skateboarding magazine Big Brother. Originally referring to skaters who spent a great deal of time together, the term has since broadened to include all close, non-sexual friendships between two males.
A true bromance runs deeper than this basic definition, however, explains Frank Forde, A&S '10. Forde, who openly admits to being in a bromance with John Bertol on, A&S '10, since they became roommates freshman year, says the two know each other very well and are completely comfortable when they are together. "It's beyond friendship - it's like being brothers. It's like best friends forever, but a man version."
Bromance? Man dates? Jeff, what gives?
Jeff: This man date thing implies only two men being out together. You and I went to the Matt Ryan miracle comeback game in Blacksburg last year. Did you think that was a date? Was it bromantic?
Brian: Bromantic? Yes. But Matt Ryan-to-Andre Callender made the whole road trip bromantic, not you, Jeff. Sorry.
I just found it surprising that some members of the school's junior class would be so open with their bromance (assuming students still read The Heights).
Jeff: I am not surprised that these BC juniors talked to The Heights about their bromances considering the MTV show and it kinda being socially acceptable now. I am however surprised that Tom Sharkley and Ryan Boudreau in the article said they were EXCLUSIVE. When you are exclusive in a bromance, I feel bad for their "girlfriends."
Brian: What do you think this blog represents?
Jeff: I can't wait to see what people chime in with in the comments section after you opened that can of worms. I'm still shocked those two students said they were exclusive with each other. I speak for both of us when I say we have other friends.
Brian: We ... have ... other friends?