What Is A Platonic Soulmate?

Written by Harini Natarajan , Certified Emotional Intelligence Practitioner

You are in love, but not ‘love’ love? Ever felt this kind of rush at the absence of a person? Like you can’t live without this person, but you don’t want to see them naked. You can tell them anything, and they won’t judge you. You can be weird with them, but they won’t run for the hills when they learn these things. They accept and cherish you and help you grow to be a better person every day. They changed you for the better and even held you together when you were breaking apart.

Feels familiar? This person might not be your boyfriend, fiancé, or partner. It can be your friend, sibling, best friend, or confidant. It can be anyone – a person you can lean on or visit when you are down – that is a soulmate. A soulmate will make you feel naturally attracted to them. It is easy to be around them, and you don’t have to pretend to be someone you are not. In this article, we will discuss platonic soulmates and signs that you have found your yours. Let’s explore!

What Is A Platonic Soulmate?

What Is A Platonic Soulmate


To understand a platonic soulmate, think of the person you go to whenever something happens – happy, sad, excited, shocked, and everything. You can tell them anything, behave any way you want, and discuss the weirdest topics that might disgust others. They almost feel like they are a ‘perfect fit’ for you. This is your platonic soulmate – someone you might not be romantically involved with but is an important part of your life.

A platonic partner can be called your ‘better half’, except that you both are not romantically involved. They understand you better than anyone else ever can, support you in your ups and downs, and are compatible with you in every aspect.

There can be more than one person in your life who is your soulmate. They are here for a reason, and that depends on what kind of soulmate they are to you. So, you need to understand the different types of platonic soulmates you meet in your life.

Types Of Platonic Soulmates

Types Of Platonic Soulmates


  1.  Teacher Soulmate – No, we aren’t talking about your teacher here! Teacher soulmates help teach you a life lesson worth learning. They are also commonly known as karmic soulmates (again, not someone lashing your karma back at you). These soulmates spend their time helping and guiding you and ensuring your growth. Most of the time, after their job is done, they gradually move away from your life.
  1. Companion Soulmate – They are the soulmates we talk about in terms of relationships and love. Companion soulmates have the ability and compatibility to end up as your romantic partner. You can trust, share, love, and live with these people and still find yourself falling for them. Companion soulmates will be there with you for the long run, almost forever.
  1.  Twin Flame Soulmate – Twin flame soulmate relates to you on a level you would think you were twins. The name is derived from Greek mythology where each person is said to have a twin in the world and whose souls are connected. These lovely individuals meet you as your best friends and close confidantes. They are with you to deal with the thick and the thin of life and will always be by your side, ready to help.
    How do you know if someone is your soulmate? Here are the signs to easily identify that person around you.

What Are The Signs Of A Platonic Soulmate?

What Are The Signs Of A Platonic Soulmate


  1.  They can be your closest friend, confidant, or sibling.
  2.  They are always there for you, and you for them.
  3.  You have been asked if you are a couple by a lot of people.
  4.  They tell you the truth as they see it, without sugar-coating it for your benefit.
  5.  There is never a shortage of topics for you both to discuss.
  6.  No topic is ever off limits – you can talk to them about anything and everything.
  7.  The silence in between is never uncomfortable.
  8.  You don’t have to pretend around them.
  9.  You can tell them all your secrets.
  10.  You feel accepted for all your thoughts, actions, curves, and edges.
  11.  The same things annoy both of you.
  12.  You don’t have to say ‘I told you so’; your expressions convey it all
  13.  But you definitely might have said “I love you.”
  14.  There are no secrets between you both – you know almost everything about each other.
  15.  They don’t drain your social battery but rather recharge it.
  16.  You are ready to do anything for each other.
  17.  There is no judgment whatsoever.
  18.  You choose to spend time with them over other plans.
  19.  They are there for you when you need them, and vice versa.
  20.  You might have experienced all stages of a relationship with them.
  21.  They always defend you and are the ones that tease you the most.
  22.  They know your food preferences to the T, and vice versa.
  23.  You might have a backup pact to live together if all else fails.
  24.  They listen to you, not just hear you.
  25.  You have a language that lets you communicate without words.
  26.  You can predict each other’s next words or thoughts.
  27.  Your sense of humor is the same, and you both have a lot of private jokes.
  28.  You put up with each other’s weird obsessions and pet peeves.
  29.  You miss them when they are not around and feel like something in you is missing.
  30.  You just understand each other.
  31.  Time and distance doesn’t matter between the two of you.
  32.  They help you learn and grow into a better person each day.
  33.  You both support and respect each other’s thoughts, actions, behaviors, and secrets.

In A Nutshell

A platonic soulmate can come into your life at any point of time, and they will come with a bang. They will shake you up from the inside and leave you wondering how you managed to live without them for so long. Just the thought of them leaving can make you feel heartbroken, So, once you realize who your platonic soulmate is, hug and thank them for being a part of your life.

Expert’s Answers For Readers’ Questions

Does platonic mean just friends?

Platonic refers to a situation where two people are close enough to the point where it might be mistaken as romantic love. It is a form of love, closeness, attachment, and affection, but is non-sexual. There is no intent or thought of sexual or physical intimacy between the two people.

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