Coyote Posted June 9, 2019 Share Posted June 9, 2019 Recently, some folks have been talking about attraction, especially platonic attraction. Some people define platonic attraction to mean something like "wanting to be friends with a person," and I'm not the only person this raises questions for. Personally, when I want to start a friendship with someone, I don't think of that as attraction & I wouldn't want somebody telling me that that's attraction. That would be super uncomfortable. At the same time, the term itself has been circulated enough around the community that I'm sure people are getting something out of it, even if I'm not quite clear on what that something is, what they're using it to mean, or if we really do have the same experiences and they're just choosing to talk about them a different way. So I'm wondering if this is something that we can learn more about by swapping perspectives on the subject. Questions: Is the concept of "attraction" useful to you? What about the concept of "platonic attraction," in particular? For you, what is the dividing line between a "feeling" and an "attraction"? (or whatever other word you want to contrast it against) 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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