Geoff and real-life wife Griffon talk about modern relationships and what love is in 2017. Relationship Goals is relationship real-talk (with a pinch of sass).
Type: Talk Show
Runtime: 15 minutes
Relationship Goals - Platonic love - Netflix
Platonic love (often lower-cased as platonic) is a term used for a type of love, or close relationship that is non-sexual. Its symbol would be the white rose. It is named after Plato, though the philosopher never used the term himself. Platonic love as devised by Plato concerns rising through levels of closeness to wisdom and true beauty from carnal attraction to individual bodies to attraction to souls, and eventually, union with the truth. This is the ancient, philosophical interpretation. Platonic love is often contrasted with romantic love.
Relationship Goals - Complications of platonic love - Netflix
90% of our closest relationship will be of a platonic nature, but when there is an insistence on labeling the relationship as platonic love the terminology itself may create discourse within one's relationships. Notably romantic relationships where a bond of love has been established. One of the complications of platonic love lies within the persistence of the use of the title itself “platonic love” versus the use of “friend”. It is the use of the word love that directs us towards a deeper relationship than the scope of a normal friendship. Secondly, a study by Hause and Messman states: “The most popular reasons for retaining a platonic relationship of the opposite sex (or sex of attraction) was to safeguard a relationship, followed by not attracted, network disapproval, third party, risk aversion, and time out.” This points to the fact that the title of platonic love in most cases is actually a title-holder to avoid sexual interaction between knowing and consenting friends, with mutual or singular sexual interest and/or tension existing.
Relationship Goals - References - Netflix