What Does it Mean If a Guy Wants a Platonic Relationship?

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At times with a guy who is your friend, he might want to be what’s called a platonic relationship with you as a woman. This term isn’t used to commonly so some women aren’t quite sure what this means. It’s important to understand the difference between this type of relationship and another so you won’t embarrass yourself.

A platonic relationship means that you are just friends. Generally speaking it’s used as a term between opposite sex friendships. The idea is that you are friends but there is nothing more to it than that. Things like a sexual relationship or a deeper emotional relationship are not part of the friendship and are not the intentions of either person involved.

Generally speaking, the term is used as a way to inform of what the intentions are. With opposite sex relationships at times one or both people in them might get the wrong idea and think it’s something that it is not. It is important to let the other know what the true intentions actually are.

At times it might not be that he doesn’t find you attractive. It might be that he doesn’t feel a relationship would work, he might not be ready for a relationship, or he might not feel you are compatible together. The key is to not take it personally. If he brings this up himself in your friendship, he is trying to be clear with you and fair to you.

As a woman you do have to be careful. At times some men use the idea of being in a platonic relationship with you to get closer to you. Generally your guard will be down when you feel he is just a friend. If there are times where he mentions or pressures sex, he isn’t really in it just for the friendship alone.

 

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