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An index of tropes about insisting (correctly or not), that two very close people are not going out, and hence are in a platonic relationship. Contrast Index of Romantic Couples.

  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: Two people who are secretly attracted to each other cover it up by bickering.
  • Better as Friends: Two friends try having a romantic relationship, but decide they'd rather just be friends.
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  • Commitment Issues: A character is reluctant to settle down with a Love Interest.
  • Everyone Can See It: Everyone else knows they're attracted to each other, even if they don't realize it themselves.
  • Fake First Kiss: Two characters with Ship Tease kiss, but it still doesn't lead to a Relationship Upgrade (they will often make excuses that it wasn't really a romantic gesture due to the circumstances).
  • Fallback Marriage Pact: Two friends make a pact to marry each other if they're still single by a certain age.
  • Friends with Benefits: Friends who have sex with each other, but aren't in love.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Two people of the same sex who are very close friends with no romantic/sexual feelings.
  • It Meant Something to Me: Two people pretend to be in a real relationship (either with or without both characters' knowledge), only for one person to reveal they've developed genuine feelings for the other.
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  • Just Friends: Two people insist they're only friends, but chances are they won't stay that way.
  • Like an Old Married Couple: Friends bicker and banter the way a married couple might, but without being married.
  • Like Brother and Sister: A male character and a female character have a sibling-like relationship.
  • Mistaken for Cheating: A character mistakenly believes their significant other is cheating on them, often due to seeing them with someone who turns out to be a friend or relative.
  • Mistaken for Romance: The relationship between two characters is mistakenly believed to be a romantic one.
  • Not a Date: Two characters hanging out together are mistakenly believed to be on a date.
  • The Not-Love Interest: A character who fulfills many of the roles usually designated to a character's Love Interest, only there's no romantic relationship between them.
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  • Platonic Kissing: Two characters kiss, but it's not a romantic gesture.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: Two characters of the opposite sex who are very close friends with no romantic/sexual feelings.
  • Relative Error: A character mistakenly assumes a character's relative (usually a sibling) is their significant other.
  • Secret Relationship: They're in a romantic relationship, but pretend they're not to everyone else.
  • She Is Not My Girlfriend: A character insists that another character is definitely not their significant other, though they usually will be soon enough.
  • Ship Tease: Dropping hints that characters may be attracted to each other, but leaving it ambiguous.
  • Strictly Professional Relationship: Two characters who work together insist on keeping their relationship professional despite being attracted to each other.
  • Stupid Sexy Friend: A character unwillingly develops an attraction towards a friend.
  • Suggestive Collision: Two characters accidentally fall down together in such a way that it looks to others that they're being intimate.
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