Platonic attraction is a form of attraction that is defined as the desire to form a close platonic relationship (friendship) with a specific person, or to form a closer friendship with someone one already knows. The type of friendship desired can often go beyond casual friendship and revolves around a willingness to engage in a very deep symbiotic friendship, and sharing interests and experiences. Platonic attraction is not simply "a desire to have friends" in general, rather it is an intense desire to be close friends with someone specific. One might feel intimidated or flustered when around this specific person.
Platonic attraction is sometimes used as an umbrella term for any attraction that is not romantic or sexual. Platonic attraction can be considered a parent category or overlapping category with queerplatonic attraction. For some people these two forms of attraction have difference and they distinguish between the two, for other people these types of attraction overlap and they do not make any distinction between them.
The term for a platonic crush is a squish. Platonic attraction is often associated with the color yellow, coming from the fact that yellow roses symbolize friendship. Someone who regularly feels platonic attraction would be alloplatonic. People who do not get squishes/feel platonic attraction might call themselves aplatonic.
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The platonic attraction flag was coined by a system going by cryptocrew, specifically Weniviere, on November 25th, 2020. The pink stands for bonding and attraction, and the yellow flower represents the yellow roses often associated with platonic bonds.