Varric is just THAT manly... and apparently Bioware didn't make him a romance option again. In fact if WIki is anything to go by the romance options kinda suck (I mean Cassandra? Mr.Dandy-man? Where's the manliness? What happened to feminine charm? whatever caused the cute-factor to vanish!!)
As a male, I won't be able/interested in romancing him myself. However, I will be channeling the spirit of Hawk and trying to hook up our favorite dwarf with someone during our adventures. The end of the world makes for the best dating scene!
I have a feeling Varric is going to be the main shipping LI this year > No race can refuse themselves the dangerous seduction of the chest hair! Lovely art by the way and the diverse body types and positions! It's really sweet. Copics? I'm really excited for this game. I'm hazarding a guess, will you be playing an adorable dwarf your first round?