roamingcloud wrote: PS: Mr. Candlefish, "Platonic" in Chinese culture is still a romantic relationship. people consider it as a soul mate-----pure spiritual or emotional attraction or connection. the majority consider that It usually last longer than physical attraction. It is different from general friend.
If people don't have any inner connection, we call them close friends or good friends
Hi Cloud, the modern meaning of 'Platonic' in English, is friendship's love that is free of sensual desire. However, the word itself has come to be applied to a relationship between a man and a woman only, that does not include any sexual tendencies. In it's beginnings, the etymology stems from the Greek Plato who applied it to his relationships with other men.
I'm struggling to connect the second part of your writings to the first that I have already written. Please let me know if I am keeping your thoughts intact.