MD "friends"

Date: Thu May 17 2001 - 15:18:50 BST

Hey Folks:
It's somewhat of a colloquialism to refer to a male/female non-sexual
relationship as "Platonic". My incredible intellect leads me to believe that
this may have something to do with Plato. What little I've read of Plato has
never touched upon this derivative. In fact it seems as if Aristotle has
written more on the various types of friendshipsthan has Plato. Perhaps it
has somehting to do with the "forms" or "ideals"? I would venture to say
that 99.9% of the people who use this word have no idea of it's true source.
As I am still in that number, can someone enlighten me?

P.S. Is it "Platonic" when she won't, but you want to?

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