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Romantic friendships

Very intimate friendships between people of the same sex, however the people involved were not always sexually intimate. For women these lasted up until they got married for others these friendships continued into their marriage. Husbands encouraged their wives to have friendships with other women since women stayed home alone most of the day. -ex. J. Edgar Hoover’s relationship with his assistant Clyde Tolson

See also: Homosociality, Bromance