Anyone with a close friend can attest to how important and enriching a good friend can be. But how does friendship, and the lack thereof,
A platonic feeling is one in which two people have a close bond but are not sexually involved. The term derives from the ideas of Plato, an ancient philosopher whose name is derived from the concept. Whereas Plato believed that this type of love could bring people closer to a divine ideal, the modern definition focuses on people being close friends.