Platonic dating meaning
In short, with genuine platonic love, the beautiful or lovely other person inspires the mind and the soul and directs one's attention to spiritual things.
Pausanias, in Plato's Symposium (181b–182a), explained two types of love or Eros—Vulgar Eros or earthly love and Divine Eros or divine love.
In the Middle Ages arose a new interest in Plato, his philosophy and his view of love.
This was caused by Georgios Gemistos Plethon during the Councils of Ferrara and Firenze in 1438-1439.
The first use of the modern sense of platonic love is taken as an invention of Ficino in one of his letters.The love described as the one practiced by those who are pregnant according to the soul, who partake of both the realm of beings and the realm of Being, who grasp Being indirectly, through the mediation of beings, would be a love that Socrates could practice." Diotima considers the carnal limitation of human beings to the pregnancy of the body to be a form of tragedy, as it separates someone from the pursuit of truth.