I find my males more affectionate with each other than females with females or males with females. The only male and female I have that are really close are brother and sister, but the brothers are even closer. I have adult male cats that I rescued, one a feral, is in love with all the other male cats. I won't put a label on him, but you can use your own imagination. Of course they are all spayed/neutered so I can't explain the behavior, only testify to it. I have one female who is the mothering type and she always wanted to mother the babies that came into the house. Now that she is getting up in years, she doesn't go out of her way to baby anyone. However, if someone is in licking distance, look out because Heather has got a grooming for them!