It’s not good at all.” John: “You don’t have an aunt anymore.
The final milestone is when you know it’s official – whether you say it’s a serious relationship or not.
For such characters to qualify, they have to be mistakenly assumed to be homosexual, even if the G, H, and L words are not used.
A comedy plot line in which a character wrongly believes another character to be gay, either because of misinformation received or because of the supposedly gay character's own misinterpreted words and actions.
Once the character is taken to be a homosexual, all his words and actions become laden with innuendo and further misunderstandings, and humor ensues.
This trope, when used is considered a use of Ho Yay due to the fact that it is a trope concerning homosexual themes.