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    A Simulship is a term for people who have queerplatonic attraction toward each other, but do not wish to be in a queerplatonic relationship, rather to be close to someone in a queerplatonic way. This could be due to a number of reasons, some of which are listed below, but are not limited to that.

    • One or more of the individuals in the simulship are not comfortable with either the label or the concept of a relationship
    • One feels as though the term relationship does not describe how they wish to be close to others
    • The term relationship feels too intimate
    • Any number of other reasons, or a mixture of multiple

    In many cases, a simulship will lean toward the platonic end of the queerplatonic spectrum, but this does not apply to all cases.

    Simulship can be used as a substitute for the word relationship, or as a type of attraction.

    Etymology

    The prefix simul- is derived from the latin word simul, meaning together.

    History

    This term was coined by FANDOM user -raining-constellations-.

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