History Main / RomanticTwoGirlFriendship

18th Mar '17 11:58:31 AM ShorinBJ
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** On the male side, Cory Matthews and Shawn Hunter were '''the''' example of this for children in the nineties. Even when Cory and Topanga, two main characters, got married in a later season, Topanga regularly concedes that Cory's loves his best friend Shawn more than her, and that Shawn reciprocates. In fact, some people credit this show for the resurgence of "bro-mance" in millenials.
** A much lesser, but still strong, example would be Eric and Jack, Cory and Shawn's older brothers. Jack in particular complains, even several decades after the last time he saw Eric, that he still hears Eric's voice in his head constantly ''no matter what he does''.

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** On the male side, Cory Matthews and Shawn Hunter were '''the''' example of this for children in the nineties. Even when Cory and Topanga, two main characters, got married in a later season, Topanga regularly concedes that Cory's loves his best friend Shawn more than her, and that Shawn reciprocates. In fact, some people credit this show for the resurgence of "bro-mance" in millenials.
millennials.
** A much lesser, but still strong, example would be Eric and Jack, Cory and Shawn's older brothers. Jack in particular complains, complains that, even several decades years after the last time he saw Eric, that he still hears Eric's voice in his head constantly ''no matter what he does''.
11th Mar '17 4:39:34 PM nombretomado
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* Over the 2008-2009 period especially, MileyCyrus and her best friend, backup dancer (at the time) Mandy Jiroux [[WebVideo/TheMileyAndMandyShow could be considered one]]. Miley's friendship with DemiLovato, to a lesser extent, as well.

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* Over the 2008-2009 period especially, MileyCyrus Music/MileyCyrus and her best friend, backup dancer (at the time) Mandy Jiroux [[WebVideo/TheMileyAndMandyShow could be considered one]]. Miley's friendship with DemiLovato, to a lesser extent, as well.
1st Mar '17 6:49:52 PM Heckfire
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** ''ComicBook/XMen'' has ComicBook/KittyPryde and ComicBook/IllyanaRasputin, sister of her ex-boyfriend Colossus. The two are really close.



* ''ComicBook/XMen'' has ComicBook/KittyPryde and ComicBook/IllyanaRasputin, sister of her ex-boyfriend Colossus. The two are really close.

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* ''ComicBook/XMen'' has ComicBook/KittyPryde and ComicBook/IllyanaRasputin, sister of her ex-boyfriend Colossus. The two are really close.
20th Feb '17 9:43:20 AM Monolaf317
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* A possible and ''very'' dark interpretation for [[spoiler: [[DarkMagicalGirl Rosine]] and [[MoralityPet Jill]] ]] in ''Manga/{{Berserk}}''.

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* A possible and ''very'' dark interpretation for [[spoiler: [[DarkMagicalGirl [[spoiler:[[DarkMagicalGirl Rosine]] and [[MoralityPet Jill]] ]] Jill]]]] in ''Manga/{{Berserk}}''.
20th Feb '17 9:38:40 AM Monolaf317
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* There used to be a picture of ''WesternAnimation/{{Sixteen}}'' up there on the page (with Nikki and Caitlin hugging and smiling) exemplifying this trope.

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* There used to be a picture of ''WesternAnimation/{{Sixteen}}'' up there on the page (with Nikki and Caitlin hugging and smiling) smiling), exemplifying this trope.
20th Feb '17 9:37:52 AM Monolaf317
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Compare HeterosexualLifePartners, where it just doesn't seem ''as'' romantic. Also compare ExperimentedInCollege,

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Compare HeterosexualLifePartners, where it just doesn't seem ''as'' romantic. Also compare ExperimentedInCollege, ExperimentedInCollege.
6th Feb '17 10:49:16 AM Monolaf317
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If the romance starts to become too passionate, parents may try to intervene to separate the girls. This should never become physical ''that way''; it would 'corrupt' the IncorruptiblePurePureness, [[GrowingUpSucks which is then traded in for marriage.]] If the girls do cross the line into sex (or even passionate kissing), they are no longer this trope, instead becoming SchoolgirlLesbians, and are treated differently.

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If the romance starts to become too passionate, parents may try to intervene to separate the girls. This should never become physical ''that way''; it would 'corrupt' "corrupt" the IncorruptiblePurePureness, [[GrowingUpSucks which is then traded in for marriage.]] If the girls do cross the line into sex (or even passionate kissing), they are no longer this trope, instead becoming SchoolgirlLesbians, and are treated differently.
3rd Feb '17 2:37:41 PM eroock
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->"It was perfectly acceptable at Baker & Inglis to get a crush on a fellow classmate. At a girls school a certain amount of emotional energy, normally expended on boys, gets redirected into friendships."

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->"It ->''"It was perfectly acceptable at Baker & Inglis to get a crush on a fellow classmate. At a girls school a certain amount of emotional energy, normally expended on boys, gets redirected into friendships.""''



Compare HeterosexualLifePartners, where it just doesn't seem ''as'' romantic.

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Compare HeterosexualLifePartners, where it just doesn't seem ''as'' romantic. Also compare ExperimentedInCollege,
11th Jan '17 5:52:07 PM Rebbing
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->"It was perfectly acceptable at Baker & Inglis to get a crush on a fellow classmate. At a girls school a certain amount of emotional energy, normally expended on boys, gets redirected into friendships.'"

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->"It was perfectly acceptable at Baker & Inglis to get a crush on a fellow classmate. At a girls school a certain amount of emotional energy, normally expended on boys, gets redirected into friendships.'""
11th Jan '17 5:51:24 PM Rebbing
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->''"It was perfectly acceptable at Baker & Inglis to get a crush on a fellow classmate. At a girls school a certain amount of emotional energy, normally expended on boys, gets redirected into friendships."''

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->''"It ->"It was perfectly acceptable at Baker & Inglis to get a crush on a fellow classmate. At a girls school a certain amount of emotional energy, normally expended on boys, gets redirected into friendships."'''"



At the beginning of adolescence, there is a time when friendship is emphasized, usually junior high/middle school. These friendships can have very strong emotional bonds, and when two girls develop a close bond it will almost appear to be a romance. They [[HoldingHands hold hands]]. Getting together to do something is a "date." Fights are treated as a "break-up". They're willing to sleep next to each other [[ThereIsOnlyOneBed in the same bed.]] They may not "actually" be in a romantic relationship, but it is emphasized in such a way that if they were, you'd assume it'd look this way. [[HiveMind They're also sometimes capable of]] [[SpeakInUnison speaking]] [[MindlinkMates and moving in]] [[FinishingEachOthersSentences perfect]] [[{{Synchronization}} unison.]]

In the Western world this used to be far more widespread up until the late 1800s, and applied to both men and women, even into adulthood. It was referred to as "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romantic_friendship romantic friendship]]". This practice waned at the turn of the 20th century, as adults, [[MistakenForGay particularly men, did not want to be mistaken as homosexual]] [[labelnote: Note]] Moving into the 21st century, it has made a resurgence with "bromance" being an encouraged social norm[[/labelnote]]. Generally, it only still occurs between young girls, where it is more socially acceptable, and non-indicative of sexual orientation.

In Japan this is known as "Class S" and is far more common than in the West. Due to the influence of Western female literature [[labelnote:Note]]Literature/ALittlePrincess and Literature/LittleWomen[[/labelnote]] the Japanese developed a belief that young girls are expected to have friendships with each other that emulate boyfriend/girlfriend relationships. This is considered a temporary but wonderful part of adolescence. They can then "graduate" from these friendships to "real" relationships with boys. To remain in a "Class S" relationship past middle school is seen as a sign of immaturity. It is expected that these friendships will continue into adulthood, but without the romantic elements. The possibility of one or more of the girls involved in a "Class S" relationship being ''truly'' invested in the other romantically is usually ignored.

If the romance starts to become ''too'' passionate, parents may try to intervene to separate the girls. This should never become physical ''that way''; it would 'corrupt' the IncorruptiblePurePureness. [[GrowingUpSucks Which is then traded in for marriage.]] If the girls do cross the line into sex (or even passionate kissing), they are no longer this trope, instead becoming SchoolgirlLesbians, and are treated differently.

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At the beginning of adolescence, there is a time when friendship is emphasized, usually junior high/middle school. These friendships can have very strong emotional bonds, and and, when two girls develop a close bond bond, it will almost appear to be a romance. They [[HoldingHands hold hands]]. Getting together to do something is a "date." Fights are treated as a "break-up". "break-up." They're willing to sleep next to each other [[ThereIsOnlyOneBed in the same bed.]] They may not "actually" be in a romantic relationship, but it is emphasized in such a way that if they were, you'd assume it'd look this way. [[HiveMind They're also sometimes capable of]] [[SpeakInUnison speaking]] [[MindlinkMates and moving in]] [[FinishingEachOthersSentences perfect]] [[{{Synchronization}} unison.]]

In the Western world world, this used to be was far more widespread common up until the late 1800s, and applied to both men and women, even into adulthood. It was referred to as "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romantic_friendship romantic friendship]]". friendship]]." This practice waned at the turn of the 20th century, century as adults, [[MistakenForGay particularly men, [[MistakenForGay did not want to be mistaken as homosexual]] homosexual]].[[labelnote: Note]] Moving into the 21st century, it has made a resurgence with "bromance" being an encouraged social norm[[/labelnote]]. norm.[[/labelnote]] Generally, it only still only occurs between young girls, where it is more socially acceptable, acceptable and non-indicative not indicative of sexual orientation.

In Japan Japan, this is known as "Class S" and is far more common than in the West. Due to the influence of Western female literature [[labelnote:Note]]Literature/ALittlePrincess literature,[[labelnote:Note]]Literature/ALittlePrincess and Literature/LittleWomen[[/labelnote]] Literature/LittleWomen.[[/labelnote]] the Japanese developed a belief that young girls are expected to have friendships with each other that emulate boyfriend/girlfriend boyfriend–girlfriend relationships. This is considered a temporary but wonderful part of adolescence. They can then "graduate" from these friendships to "real" relationships with boys. To remain in a "Class S" relationship past middle school is seen as a sign of immaturity. It is expected that these friendships will continue into adulthood, but without the romantic elements. The possibility of one or more of the girls involved in a "Class S" relationship being ''truly'' truly invested in the other romantically is usually ignored.

If the romance starts to become ''too'' too passionate, parents may try to intervene to separate the girls. This should never become physical ''that way''; it would 'corrupt' the IncorruptiblePurePureness. IncorruptiblePurePureness, [[GrowingUpSucks Which which is then traded in for marriage.]] If the girls do cross the line into sex (or even passionate kissing), they are no longer this trope, instead becoming SchoolgirlLesbians, and are treated differently.
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