Do we really need a word for dudes who hang out and get along that involves the "-mance" suffix? Jesus, how many episodes of What Not To Wear do you have to watch before "bromance" seems like a good word to use?
When guys meet and hang out, it's hanging out. There's no gayification of that, ok? We shave our faces and maybe trim the chest, we keep the crotchal areal well trimmed and in good shape, but that's just regular old maintenance, not goddamn "manscaping". We use that word as a joke because the queerifaction of our language is amusing to us from time to time.
By the way, if you read this blog at all, you know that I'm all about gay rights. Equality for all. What I'm not down with is the over-compensation like where the Christians who freaked out during the Communist Threat of the Cold War got "...under God" into the U.S. pledge and "In God We Trust" on their money. That shit should have never happened in the same way that "bromance" and "manscaping" and "metrosexual" have no place in straight man talk.
Gay rights? Hell-to-the-yes. "Bromance" - please, just say no to the fagification of English. (Side note: if gay dudes want to call their friendships "bromances", not a prob, fellas...just don't use the term for my friendships. Thanks.)