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Platonic love or platonic relationship means a close relationship between two people that is not romantic.[1] The term is named after the philosopher Plato, although the philosopher never used the term himself. He was the first to describe this kind of love.[2].


  1. "platonic love". Merriam-Webster, Inc. Retrieved 5 December 2015. 
  2. "Plato (427—347 B.C.E.)". Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Retrieved 5 December 2015.