Most of these do not explicitly state the sexual or nonsexual nature of relationships; the fact that homosexuality was taboo in Western European cultures at the time means that some sexual relationships may be hidden, but at the same time the rareness of romantic friendship in modern times means that references to nonsexual relationships may be misinterpreted, as alleged by Faderman, Coontz, Anthony Rotundo, Douglas Bush, and others.
The content of Shakespeare's works has raised the question of whether he may have been bisexual.
A romantic friendship or passionate friendship is a very close but typically non-sexual relationship between friends, often involving a degree of physical closeness beyond that which is common in the contemporary Western societies.
Deep friendships between friends of the opposite gender are possible and are evidenced every day.Although twenty-six of Shakespeare's sonnets are love poems addressed to a married woman (the "Dark Lady"), one hundred and twenty-six are addressed to an adolescent boy (known as the "Fair Youth").The amorous tone of the latter group, which focus on the boy's beauty, has been interpreted as evidence for Shakespeare's bisexuality, although others interpret them as referring to intense friendship or fatherly affection, not sexual love.I giggled at all his humor, his eyes lit up when he saw me coming and we had quite a few inside jokes. I tried to stay in denial because I had recently made a commitment that I wouldn’t date anyone until I felt certain they were “The One”. That night we admitted our attraction towards each other and made it “official.” Many psychologists, sociologists and communication experts have done studies and books have been written to answer the question of whether or not a guy and a girl can maintain a platonic relationship.I tried to believe my own lie until I was gluing together a hand-made Valentine card for him and felt the urge to write “I love you.” That’s when I had to admit to myself and to him that I did not want a platonic relationship. Platonic, by the way, comes from a view held by the Greek philosopher Plato who advocated “pure, spiritual affection, subsisting between persons of the opposite sex, unmixed with carnal desires, and regarding the mind only and its excellences.” Or, more simply put, a "just friends" status with no romantic feelings. Despite the debate, it happens enough that if you want to avoid the often irrecoverable impact it has on the friendship and the awkwardness that accompanies it, here are some steps you can take to stay in the platonic relationship zone and guard yourself from the drama of a premature romantic relationship.We do our best to try and help you find your own answers.