Around 450 BC, the Greek philosopher Plato spoke about “pairs of souls” that we now refer to as “soulmates.”
A platonic soulmate is, according to him, someone who shares the same spiritual way as you.
It doesn’t have to be a romantic partner, lover, or even someone of your same gender.
Plato spoke more about close friendships than sexual or romantic relationships or even fate.
So, if soulmates have nothing to do with sex or romance, what if they’re your best friend or your group of BFFs?
Continue reading to find out the signs to look for when you want to identify your platonic soulmate.
25 signs that person is your platonic soulmate
1) You become a better person thanks to them
A soulmate means your souls are connected on a deep level.
This helps you both become better people when you’re together.
You and this person positively influence each other, and you’re happier when you’re together.
But, more than that, you grow and develop for the better when this person’s around.
The challenge they bring into your life is unexpected, but you become stronger thanks to it.
Alternatively, they become a source of strength when trying new things and help you leave your comfort zone.
2) There’s always something to talk about
A strong sign that you’ve found your platonic soulmate, or group of soulmates, is how much and how long you can speak about different things.
There’s never a topic you won’t touch with them.
Talking to them feels safe, natural, and, above everything, meaningful.
You enjoy listening to them, and they also listen to you even if the topic has been brought up before.
You’re not embarrassed when you talk to them.
3) They’re your biggest fan
Platonic soulmates are the best when it comes to supporting your dreams.
It doesn’t matter if you think your dream is too crazy; they’ll be there, cheering you on every step of the way.
They want you to succeed and fulfill all your dreams, but this doesn’t mean they stop being honest with you.
In other words, if you need a reality check, they will give it to you.
They don’t want to see you getting your hopes up and failing to meet harsh goals.
They want you to enjoy the journey rather than rush to the destination.
They do believe in you!
4) There are no weird silences
This is a big sign.
If you can’t stand being silent with a friend, that friend isn’t your platonic soulmate.
If the silence feels good, even friendly, then you’re good. Can you be in comfortable silence with them?
Many people feel urged to make small talk because they can’t stand being in silence. If silence isn’t unsettling to you and your friend, then chances are they are your platonic soulmate.
After all, your souls know each other from before you were born. You’re so used to being together that it’s fine to relax and let silence be.
You don’t have to think about making good conversations, and you don’t feel the need to pretend.
You’re also attuned to each other’s moods, so when one of you wants to talk, the other follows.
5) You match each other’s personality
If your personalities match and uplift each other, it means you’ve surely met your platonic soulmate.
You are not a copy of the other and not opposites either.
Let’s put an example:
Let’s say you’re introverted and a little shy. Your platonic soulmate might be more extroverted.
The same thing happens if you like to plan things: your platonic soulmate might be more spontaneous and adventurous than you.
This doesn’t mean either of you is wrong.
It can be a great way to strengthen and help each other improve.
It’s like a PB&J: the neutrality and nutrients of the peanut butter are enhanced by the sweetness of the jelly.
Both of these are good on their own, but not as good as when they’re together!
6) You can count on each other
Whether it is for pain or joy, you can call them, and they can call you.
They give you advice when things go wrong, and encourage you to share with them if you need any help.
They’re always your go-to person, and you mean the same to them.
A platonic soul connection between you means that they will respond to whatever happened to you as if they were affected as well.
That’s because, in a way, they are. Your souls have bound together after all.
7) Your conversations get deep
Talking to your platonic soulmate isn’t hard at all. Your connection flows naturally, and they energize you.
In other words, they’re not an energy vampire.
Despite each other’s faults or weaknesses, love flows between you.
You don’t have to worry about saying the wrong thing to them; your conversations can get deep quickly.
It doesn’t matter how much time has gone by; you’ll always have new things to talk about and broaden your mind with.
8) You know what they will say before they say it
The bond between you and your platonic soulmate is very strong.
This is why you can predict what they will say or their actions.
This means that you know them on a deep level.
It can happen with the smallest things: you know what they will order before they do, or what they’ll be wearing before they arrive.
You can even predict their advice in different situations!
Has it ever happened to you?
9) Your sense of humor is similar
Not everyone can easily follow your sense of humor, especially if it gets eccentric.
Your platonic soulmate shares the jokes with you every time, and they can even amp it up.
Consequently, the weirdness you might have felt with other people doesn’t appear with them.
10) Your tastes are similar
Let’s face it: if you didn’t like some of the same things, you wouldn’t be platonic soulmates.
It’s the things in common that made you closer to each other.
Of course, this doesn’t mean you’re copies of each other… but you share a lot of likes and dislikes.
Maybe you like to paint miniatures together, or you share a love for superhero movies.
Maybe you hate the same books or the same wine.
Perhaps you even love the same restaurant and go there as much as possible!
11) You don’t mind each other’s pet peeves
In short, everyone’s not perfect.
When it comes to our platonic soulmates, we don’t like absolutely everything they do, but the bottom line is that we don’t try to change them.
Their hyper fixations, little tics, and pet peeves are all part of their personality. We put up with them and don’t mind them.
Actually, we might even find them loveable.
12) You’re there for each other every time
Is there a person in your life that never judges you? Can you call someone in an emergency and know they will be there for you?
That’s your platonic soulmate.
The person you would protect on every occasion, even the person you’d help if they committed a crime.
If they ask you to bury a body and you help them, then there they are.
13) You accept each other unconditionally
Nobody is perfect, not even your platonic soulmate.
However, this doesn’t mean you don’t accept them. It goes beyond pet peeves, of course.
You’ve seen each other through horrible times and know each other’s souls.
You accept them and feel they’re special; the same happens to them.
It doesn’t mean you’re in love with them, it means that your life gets better because they’re in it.
14) People wonder why you’re not a couple
This is a question you often get: why are you not together?
Your other friends might be wondering why, and there’s a simple answer to that.
You don’t think that way about each other.
It feels more like a healthy sibling connection than a sexual or romantic one.
15) You miss them when you don’t see them
Missing someone who sees and accepts us for who we are, shares our sense of humor, and supports us is normal.
When it comes to our platonic soulmates, you can feel like part of yourself is missing.
You want to share things with them all the time!
16) You aren’t afraid of difficult conversations
It doesn’t have to be a life or death topic.
You can be direct with your platonic soulmate regarding their clothes, their partner, and your own limits.
This is what makes for a healthy soul bond, after all.
It wouldn’t be a platonic soulmate if you couldn’t share the less than great parts of life with them.
17) You’re like an old married couple
Everyone might say so of you both.
It’s based on how well you two get along when you’re together.
For example, if you complete each other’s sentences all the time or you bicker about insignificant things, people might comment that you are like a married couple.
It’s a great thing!
18) You know how to cheer them up
You can put yourselves in each other’s shoes all the time.
They always seem to know how to be encouraging, and the same happens to you.
If you’re down, they know when they should bring wine and when they should give you time and space to process.
Even better, they know how to calm you down if things get too intense.
Trusting each other feels as familiar as your bed.
19) You have fun without going out
You know that difference.
You’ve got party friends and close friends. Not every friendship is a platonic soulmate.
If you stop going out, those friendships tend to drift apart, and that’s okay.
Maybe if you change too much, they won’t stick around.
However, having a platonic soulmate means you have fun together in every circumstance.
There’s no need for bars or parties when you’re together.
You enjoy each other’s presence, and it doesn’t matter your plans for the evening. It might be a movie night or a dinner at either of your houses.
Even napping can be a great plan with them.
20) They give you security
A platonic soulmate goes beyond helping you in your daily life and its problems.
Your mental and physical health improves when you’re around them.
In other words, you feel safe and secure when you’re with them, which allows you to relax.
It’s not about having a great time each time you meet; it’s about being with each other.
21) You have a good laugh together
Sharing the same sense of humor with your platonic soulmate means you’ll constantly laugh and joke with each other.
Even if you fail at making a good punchline, they will laugh with you.
Even more so, you’ll have tons of internal jokes and nobody understands them.
If you find yourself giggling with them in awkward situations, then that’s your platonic soulmate right there.
22) Your friendship felt very natural
A soulmate bond starts when you don’t even expect it.
The best part?
They grow very naturally.
Some people believe in love at first sight, but for you, it was more of an instant connection.
There was no awkward “new friendship” stage, simply because you understand each other at a soul level.
Nothing ever felt forced with them. Your bond was very natural in its development, and you don’t feel it could ever break easily.
23) Their appearance in your life was super random
If you didn’t realize it at the time, it doesn’t matter. A platonic soulmate can bring effective change in your life and your belief system.
The universe gives us the people we need in our life at precisely the right moment. We meet them only when it’s right.
If you need a friend or a teacher, the universe will provide them.
It also applies to your love life, by the way!
24) They help your development
We’re talking about your personal development. The kind of person you are.
Having a soul connection means that you know each other from past lives. Their significance in this life might be greater than the previous one, by the way.
Whatever you didn’t get to learn in your previous life, you will learn in this.
25) You get each other
In other words, you “click” with each other.
They recognize you, and you do the same with them. It’s a bond for life!
If you have similar mindsets, then you will always understand each other.
Their friendship will feel natural and relaxing, regardless of the circumstances.
You’re both uplifted by each other’s presence.
26) You can spend days without talking to each other
It isn’t easy to stay in touch with everyone you meet, especially in this day and age.
We often have lots to do, personal matters that just take us time to engage with people.
However, with your platonic soulmate, this aspect is not a problem.
Whenever you have time, it feels like no time has passed. You’re both happy to hear about each other.
This is a great side of a relationship with a platonic soulmate.
27) Their family is your family
Your families are connected by your soul bond as well as you two.
You are happy when something good happens to your platonic soulmate or their sibling or parent. It’s the same case with them.
Sometimes your families might want to see you together romantically.
Don’t get too hung up on this.
When they see you both talk about your respective relationships all the time, their doubts will clear.
Is there such a thing as being in love platonically?
Let’s get back to ancient Greece: they identified eight different kinds of love.
This simply means what we already know to be true: love comes in different shapes.
Parental love, romantic love, and platonic love are all different aspects of the same feeling.
This is why we love so many different people in different ways.
When it comes to defining the essence of love, however, we fail. Everyone has a different opinion on it, and we believe it should stay that way.
Sometimes we can love people romantically, and other times it can be platonic. We might even experience unrequited love, which isn’t a bad thing either, although it can make us feel sad.
These people can also be the loves of our lives, in different forms.
You have, after all, a soul family, not only a romantic soulmate.
Platonic soulmates: are they real?
A happy life is often nurtured by happy and healthy friendships. Having a close friend with you is a guarantee that you can make it through the toughest times.
The signs that you’ve found your platonic soulmate are there.
If your friend makes you feel seen, recognized and supported, that’s your platonic soulmate.
You can be silent, talkative, obsessive, and dark; nothing will scare them away.
Your shared sense of humor helps you cope, and they’re the ones listening to you ramble about that movie you love so much for the fourth time that day without complaints.
When you don’t see them, you miss them a lot.
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How do you know you’ve met your soulmate?
You don’t meet your soulmates that often. But if you met one you’ll have “a feeling”, you know.
You might not want to get involved with them romantically but they may still play a significant role in your life.
It’s always better to double-check if they’re your soulmate than jump to any sort of conclusion.
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Differences between platonic and romantic soulmates
Platonic soulmates are close relationships that don’t have a romantic or sexual interest behind them.
Romantic soulmates, however, are those people you feel intense chemistry with and, also, a romantic attraction.
Plato said that soulmates are two halves of one soul. This means one soul lives in two bodies.
How do you know if you’ve found that platonic soulmate greeks talked about thousands of years ago?
Look out for these things:
- Your spiritual connection runs deep; they’re your perfect match.
- They love being with you, make you feel understood, and you can talk about any and everything with them.
- They won’t judge. Instead, they’re protective of you and interested to know you better all the time.
We shouldn’t dismiss close friendships in favor of romantic relationships.
There’s nothing better than nurturing a platonic bond through the years.
Our lives get a lot better with them in it.
Having a platonic soulmate helps us feel that we belong, that we’re understood. It makes us feel that we recognize each other in our humanity, our flaws, and our strengths.
However, if you’re still wondering if you’ve found your platonic soulmate, we can help you!
There’s no need to leave it up to chance.
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After being lost in my thoughts for so long, they gave me a unique insight into where my life was going, including who I was meant to be with.
I was actually blown away by how kind, compassionate and knowledgeable they were.
In a love reading, a gifted advisor can tell you whether you’ve met your true soulmate and, most importantly, empower you to make the right decisions when it comes to love.
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