Therefore Plato came to an agreement with Diotima that the correct use of love is to direct one's mind to a love of divinity. The beautiful body/person inspires the mind and soul of the lover and directs them to a spiritual outlook on life. Socrates then defines two different forms of love: Vulgar Eros (love) or Divine Eros. Vulgar Eros is described as nothing more than physical attraction. This type of love lacks any sort of emotional connection and is strictly used as a means for reproduction and for physical pleasure. But, Divine Eros, is more of a journey through love. This journey begins with the physical attraction of two bodies but then forms to begin a gradual sort of love from a Supreme Beauty. This sort of love has since transformed into the term Platonic Love. Platonic Love is a type of love that is related to the mind rather than the body itself.
First Blog Post: The Symposium: Eryxmachus
Second Blog Post: The Symposium: Aristophanes