2.when a women wants to be gentle to a man and not go out with him she may use a phrase similar to " I jsut want to be a platonic friend"
2. Jodie Foster turned down John Hinckley by saying she just wanted to be his platonic friend.
Joe: "Do you know what a platonic friend is to a woman?"
Joe: "A dick in a glass case. In case of an emergency, BREAK GLASS"
And yes, contrary to what's been said earlier, men CAN have platonic friends, just like women.
Person2: Not necessarily, i asked Ashley yesterday and she told me that there was nothing between them, they're just platonic friends.