What Does it Mean When You Dream About Someone?

By on September 22, 2014

Dreams are mysterious. They open a realm of extreme curiosity and oddities that us as humans are always trying to decode. And when you throw certain people and events into the mix, dreams become all that more astonishing and questionable. What are these messages hidden in our dreams trying to tell us, anyways? If you’re wondering what it MIGHT mean when you dream about someone, here’s a few answers:


Dreaming About Someone:

Dreaming About Someone

There are many, many reasons why you might be dreaming about someone in particular. What is your subconscious mind trying to tell you? The simplest reason could be that you simply fell asleep while thinking about this certain person. It’s only natural that you thought about them while you fell asleep, and they found their way inside of your sleep pattern. Another simple reason is that you’ve been thinking about this person a lot– maybe even more than you should be. They’ve been on your mind for quite some time throughout the day, so of course they’d be in your thoughts in your subconscious dreams as well.


On the other hand, your dream might not even be about this person. It may be something much deeper. For instance, you might be dreaming about certain qualities this person’s personality: you are going through a stressful period in your life, and this person was a stressful impact in your life. Therefore, you’re dreaming about this stressful individual as a result of what’s going in your life at this moment. Your dream could also represent the relationship you had with someone. For example: maybe you had a very pleasant relationship with this individual, which may occur if you’ve entered into another great relationship with another person or you’re simply at a peaceful time in your life.


Dreaming About Someone You Like:

Dreaming about someone you like

It’s not uncommon to dream about someone you’re interested in. After all, you’re probably thinking about them heavily on and off throughout the day, so of course they’re going to come into the realm of dreams. However, pay close attention to what happens IN the dream. For example: Did they like you back? This means that you are secure in yourself and have confidence. You may even have enough confidence to believe they like you back, which means you’re ready to take the next step towards advancing the two of yours relationship.


On the other hand, if they didn’t like you back, this could be a signal that you are unconfident and believe you will be rejected by this certain someone.


Dreaming About Someone You Love:

Dreaming about someone you love

When you dream about someone you are in love with, it’s important to pay close attention to what happens in your dream. Dreaming about someone you love, more often than not, will show you how deep your love and passion is with this individual. For instance: if you’re dream is nothing but happiness and joy, the two of you hand in hand on a romantic date, then it’s fair to say you have a deep connection with your partner. On the other hand, if there’s lots of fighting and instability, it could be a sign that you’re losing the connection with this certain someone. If you’re dreaming about your partner being with someone else, it could mean that you don’t feel as passionate as you once did with this person. However, although this type of dream is sure to stir up some unhappy emotions, it’s important to remember that it’s just a dream- no matter how vivid it was. Look to find the root of why you dreamt your lover with another person and build from that.


Dreaming About Someone Who Has Passed:

Dreaming about someone who has passed

These dreams could either represent something very positive, or something negative. It all depends on what happened in the dream. For starters, a deceased person whom you were close to may visit you in a dream to offer you some comfort and closure. Did you have an issue with this person before they died? Maybe that issue was resolved at some point during your dream. Are you going through a rough patch in your life? Maybe this person has returned to give you some great comfort and give you some guidance on what you should do next.


There are some spiritual theories that suggest some deceased individuals will return to disclose the location and reason of their death to those closest to them. For example: was this individual found dead but the killer was never found? They may disclose to you who did it. Was their body never found? They may tell you where the body was hidden. Depending on circumstances, it might be an insight that needs to be followed up with authorities.


Dreaming About Someone in a Sexual Way:

Dreaming about someone in a sexual way


This type of dream, otherwise known to some individuals as “wet dreams” have an obvious reason: the individual is turned on to a certain extent and needs an outlet for their passions and desires. Now, it’s important to know that having a sexual dream about someone in particular doesn’t always mean you’re attracted to or even want to engage in that behavior with said person. It’s simply a way for sexual emotions to be outpoured and the person may vary. For example: just because you had a sexual dream involving your boss, doesn’t mean you’re sexually attracted or interested in him. You’ve been around him all day long, so of course he’s on your mind to a certain extent. Your subconscious paired the two and left you with such a dream. (But of course, if you’re dreaming about someone you’re interested in it could very well mean that you’re attracted to them and fulfilling your passion and relieving sexual tension through a dream).


Dreaming About Someone Famous:

Dreaming about someone famous

There’s a couple of reasons why you might have a dream involving someone famous. The first most common interpretation is that you wish to better yourself or do what this individual is doing. For example: if you’re dreaming about a football star on your favorite team, you might want to become a football player and try to make your way to the top (or simply play for fun). On the other hand, dreaming about someone famous is also a way for us to get over disappointments in our lives: something big happened that let you down, but dreaming about this famous somebody who’s done something amazing gives us hope and happiness for the future.


Other Reasons You Might Dream About Someone

Other Reasons You Might Dream About Someone

Sometimes when you dream about someone- no matter who it is- it has absolutely no correlation to the actually individual. Sometimes these people are there to symbolize things you’re feeling or things that are going on in your life. Sometimes these dreams are meant to help you see through problems, get over a bad experience, or bring you hope and joy. Never read too deep into the actual person- pay more attention to what is going on in the dream and how the dream made you felt. As we all know, dreams can be incredibly real sometimes- and sometimes that’s exactly what we need to see through situations or feeling in our current lives.


What’s the craziest, weirdest, or most wonderful dream you’ve had involving a certain someone? What do you think the dream meant, and how did it make you feel?


  1. Alice

    April 29, 2017 at 12:44 am

    I dreamt about me going to London on a backpack trip myself and I met this guy (dont know who or by what name) who was being bullied and I helped him trash the people who bullied him; we ended up both injured and he thanked me , offered to take me to his house (since I was on a backpack trip) and the dream ended up with his parents accepting to let me sleep in their house and I actually slept in this guy’s room for my whole 1 month there. There were a lot of things happening and we became closer and basically he confessed n kissed me I accepted his feelings and we had a long distance relationship?! Omg what kind of dream is this? What does it mean? Please help me!

    • web admin

      web admin

      April 29, 2017 at 1:06 pm

      If this person is not someone that you actually know, then this dream may be a reflection of your desire to establish a relationship with someone that you can care for and who will care for you. It is also clear that you want to travel. Perhaps take this dream as a reason for you to go on a backpacking trip. It is possible that you will find someone that you can share your kindness and compassion with. Have a great day, Alice!

  2. Whimsy

    April 28, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    I have had two dreams as of late about me and this boy who I became friends with in college a couple of months ago. I am female, by the way.

    I do not remember much happening from either dream, but here is what I do remember. I recall that for the first one he had his face being super close to mine, with his mouth slightly opened, possibly like he was going to kiss me. The dream cut off right there, which made me feel shocked, but also intrigued when I woke up. In the second one, we were both on a couch in front of a TV sitting next to each other. I was on his left side, nodding off to sleep on his shoulder. I woke up feeling a sense of relief and happiness.

    I even told him about the occurrence of both dreams and he was surprised, he also thought it was weird. He then proceeded to tell me that his recent dreams were about his mother shooting him with a gun… I thought that was weird as well.

    Anyway, I now feel like I have a crush on him, despite not feeling this way about him before. Any thoughts on what my dreams (and his) means?

    • web admin

      web admin

      April 29, 2017 at 1:05 pm

      It is likely that these dreams are reflections of your desire to establish a relationship with him. You shared your dreams with him and he shares his personal dreams with you as well. This may mean that he trusts you in a serious manner. Continue to speak with him and further develop your relationship. This will help the two of you become closer. Try to spend time with him to get to know him better. Have a great day, Whimsy!

  3. Heath

    April 28, 2017 at 8:35 am

    Hi, so this one is kinda tricky. I had this dream where my senior who is 1 year older than me appeared at the same tuition class as me (which doesn’t make sense), after that she was in the same car as me (my dad’s car) when I was going home. After we reached home I took a bath and then she took a bath and we slept in the same bed (which also doesn’t make sense cause the bed is super single). Then I woke up earlier than her (tucked her in properly), watched some TV then she woke up and went to the bathroom. Then I woke up.
    This is very interesting cause the details of my house, my dad’s car and my tuition class are so accurate. She’s my senior in band and we’re not that really close. By the way in the whole process of the dream we did not talk, totally.
    Please help me cause I really want to know what this dream is about.

    • web admin

      web admin

      April 28, 2017 at 10:32 am

      Your dream may be a reflection of your desire to develop a relationship with this person. There is no reason to be concerned about the fact that she is your senior. Determine if you want to develop a relationship with her at this time. If you do, then speak directly and honestly with her about your thoughts and feelings. Have a great day, Heath!

  4. Girrrl

    April 27, 2017 at 11:31 pm

    I keep dreaming that I’m being cheated on or that my boyfriend doesn’t want me around even though I’m real life I know 100% that his totally faithful

    • web admin

      web admin

      April 28, 2017 at 10:25 am

      Allow this dream to fade away. Do not let the negative energy of this dream enter into your relationship. Instead, bring positive energy into your relationship. Share your kindness and compassion with him at all times. Have a great day, Girl!

  5. Brady

    April 27, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    I had this dream about this amazing girl. She and I are friends, but in the dream we are dating. She just went through a bad relationship and I am being there for her. In the dream, I think we have been dating for couple of months and since I have had that dream I cannot stop thinking about her.

    • web admin

      web admin

      April 28, 2017 at 10:21 am

      Your dream may be a reflection of your desire to establish a relationship with her. Attempt to spend additional time with her. Share your thoughts and feelings with her. Learn about her ideas and goals. There are many things that you can do if you want to begin a relationship with her. Have a great day, Brady!

  6. Chandra

    April 27, 2017 at 8:45 am

    I had this dream about my coworker the other day. He said that for some reason, he doesn’t know why, that I mean so much to him and he doesn’t want to ever let me go. But I’m engaged to someone. What does it mean?

    • web admin

      web admin

      April 27, 2017 at 2:03 pm

      Your dream is a reflection of possible feelings that you have. Allow this dream to fade. You are engaged to someone, so put your emotional and mental energy toward them. If you have any positive experiences with this coworker, then allow that positive energy to strengthen your current relationship. Have a great day, Chandra!

  7. Natalia

    April 27, 2017 at 4:56 am

    I had this dream about that this guy I used to like liked me. In the dream his friends were telling him to tell me he likes me but I guess he got too nervous to because he was just about to tell me but couldn’t. And in the dream I kind of liked him too. Please help I don’t know what this me i a know what this means.

    • web admin

      web admin

      April 27, 2017 at 2:02 pm

      You can allow this dream to influence your actions or you can allow it to fade. If you are interested in developing a relationship with this person, then reach out to him. Speak directly and honestly with him about your thoughts and feelings. Or, you can simply move on with your life. Take this time to determine what you want. Have a great day, Natalia!

  8. CJ

    April 26, 2017 at 11:00 pm

    I had a dream that my friend, who I am attracted to, was trying to tell me something. There was no indication of even what type of thing he wanted to tell me, just that he had something to tell me.

    • web admin

      web admin

      April 27, 2017 at 1:52 pm

      Your dream is a reflection of your inputs and feelings. It is possible that you are interested in having this person explain something to you. If you want to try to develop a relationship with this person, then speak directly and honestly with him. It is certainly possible that he is interested in being with you as well. Have a great day, CJ!

  9. boi

    April 25, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    Last night I dreamed of a girl I liked from school walking up to me while I was at my grandpas, hugging me, then she rested her head on my shoulder and told me she would come back to me this week. I don’t know if my mind was just telling me I wanted her to come back or if she actually might.

    • web admin

      web admin

      April 26, 2017 at 12:42 pm

      Your dream is a manifestation of your desires. It is not revealing the future to you. However, allow this dream to influence your actions. If you want to develop this relationship further, then speak with her directly and honestly about her thoughts and feelings. Try to spend additional time with her as well. Good luck, Boi!

  10. Anonymous

    April 24, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    I had a dream that my crush was jealous of me because i was hugging someone else and he tried to catch my attention by falling on the floor and after the guy that i was hugging i was worried about my crush and i actually told him how i felt about him and he woke up and told me it was a prank to see if I cared about him or not i was really sad and angry about it that i went running but fell from the stairs on my head which caused blood coming out of my mind then he started worrying and instead he took me to the hospital at first the doctor said that i wasnt fine but he came again and told him that i was fine and that how my dream ended so please tell me is it a good, positive, negative or bad sign and thanks..

  11. Gail

    April 24, 2017 at 5:50 am

    I have a dream yesterday and it bothers me up to now. I dream of the guy i’m inlove with when i was in 2nd yr highschool, and when he knew before that i like him he started to ignore me. After that i didn’t think of him. Now i’m in 4th yr college and im bothered why i dream of us being together and it felt real that i dont wanna wake up. By the way im in a relationship now for 2yrs and i just want an answer for this dream i had. Thankyou!

    • web admin

      web admin

      April 24, 2017 at 10:56 am

      Allow this dream to fade from your thoughts. You are currently in a relationship and this other person from your past is meaningless to your current life. Take the positive energy from this dream and put it into your current relationship. This will help you and your partner become closer than before. Have a great day, Gail!

  12. Cinthya

    April 23, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    Help, I had a dream about a guy I used to talk to until one day we stopped talking.In my dream we were together on a moving train that was also a jail, we were both in my dream along with his best friend but in the dream there was no sexual content. At one point I lost him and couldn’t find him anymore.

    • web admin

      web admin

      April 24, 2017 at 10:48 am

      Your dream may be a reflection of numerous inputs that you have in your life. Perhaps the dream is a reminder that a previously strong relationship has faded with time. If you want to reach out to him, then send him a message or try to meet up with him. If you are okay with having the relationship end, then allow it to do so and put him out of your mind. The choice is yours. Have a great day, Cinthya!

  13. Dream

    April 23, 2017 at 7:31 am

    I had this dream that I was at someone’s services and a guy that I used to talk to his sister called me from mass and said u and my brother have a thing ?I replied with a no then we hung up and his deceased dad passed by me and gave me thumbs up. ( A while back I told u about a dream and u suggested I reach out so I did and we have been talking since and he said he has missed me so much) why was dad in church giving me thumbs up?

    • web admin

      web admin

      April 24, 2017 at 10:42 am

      Every action in your dream is a reflection of your thoughts and feelings. The thumbs up may be a sign that you should continue your relationship. You may want to take this as an opportunity to try to spend time with this person. If he lives further away, then perhaps try to figure out what would work best for your relationship. Have a great day, Dreamer!

  14. mia

    April 22, 2017 at 9:49 am

    i have a dream about my husband together with me he ask me want i want to eat he buy a bread and gave it to me then we came at house together with my family and my family cook food for him.
    he is in abroad now what is the meaning of this dream?help

    • web admin

      web admin

      April 22, 2017 at 10:31 am

      Your dream is a reflection that you want to be closer to your husband. Take this time to communicate with him. Try to figure out what can be done so the two of you can be together again. Best of luck, Mia!

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