What Does It Mean When You Dream About Your Crush?

By on December 29, 2013

On average every one of us dreams seven times per night. We might not even realise it, but that doesn’t make it any less true. All too often people don’t realise this and claim to never dream, not realising how statistically unlikely that actually is. Since you’re reading this, I think it’s safe to say however that you’re not one of those people. I’m going to take a shot and say that you remember your dreams quite a lot, perhaps most nights, and I’m going to take another shot and say that a lot of them feature a certain, very special, someone.

But what does it mean when your crush keeps popping up in your dreams? Why is it that he just can’t contain himself to real life, why is he flaunting himself in your dreams too? Here’s your answer…


The Why

‘The why’ in ‘why is your crush dream stalking you?’ is simple – you’re thinking about him in your waking hours and unable to forget about him when you switch off for the night. When we sleep our subconscious gets free reign and in that time it paints us pictures using the people, objects, places and scenarios we’ve been thinking of when we were awake.

There’s not much else to the why, like I said, it’s simple. You’re focussing on him while you’re awake and your subconscious is simply playing on that fact and creating a dream from it.

What It Means

Depending on your beliefs and whether or not you’re superstitious, dreams can either mean nothing or they can mean everything. They can hide clues to the future or your deepest desires or they can simply be nothing more than your mind playing a trick on you. If you don’t believe dreams hold clues to our futures or insights into our souls then I suggest you skip over this section, it may not be for you.

Here’s a few common dreams that may include your crush and what they are commonly interpreted to mean…

To dream you are kissing your crush symbolizes love, affectation and harmony. Your mind is expressing your waking desire to be close to this person and form some sort of attachment, in this case a relationship.



Don’t panic if you and your crush were arguing in a dream. This doesn’t mean you aren’t compatible as a couple. Arguing in a dream can symbolize tension and that you are trying to resolve an internal conflict. In this case, it’s likely your mind trying to tell you how frustrated it is that your crush is nothing more than a crush. It could show that your mind is ready for the two of you to become more than friends.

If you receive a love note or letter in your dream means that there could be a new relationship ahead of you. It also however symbolizes that you are insecure about something and need reassurance about your feelings or relationship. My advice in this situation is to be hopeful but beware, don’t let your insecurities get the better of you.


What To Do About It

On a whole, dreaming of your crush shows that you have an unresolved issue with him in real life, namely that he’s only your crush and not your boyfriend. You need to take action in the real world by attempting to get closer to him to see if a relationship is on the cards or not. Either way, your dreams about him are likely to grow fewer, if not stop altogether, as you start to live out your fantasy of speaking to him in everyday life. Chances are, you’ll be happier for it too. Instead of waking up feeling slightly hollow every morning seeing as your dream was only a dream, you’ll end each day feeling fulfilled that you spoke to him.

Try reading my article How To Get Your Crush To Like You for tips on how to interact with your crush in real life. As much as we’d all like to, we can’t go on dreaming forever. It’s time to stop dreaming and start living so go out there and make your crush fall head over heels for you!


  1. Ella

    February 26, 2017 at 7:45 am

    I’ve had different dreams about my crush in this last few week , and they were all positive, the last one i had it was my friend telling me that she had recently talked to my crush and it seems like he likes me, and in the other on he compliments me and we seem really close, what does it mean?i’m so confused

    • web admin

      web admin

      February 26, 2017 at 2:38 pm

      Your dreams are manifestations of your desire to establish a relationship with your crush. It is clear that you have latent desires to do so. To best honor your dream, reach out to your crush. Attempt to spend additional time with him and share your thoughts and feelings with him. This will help his feelings grow for you. Best of luck, Ella!

  2. Flowfla

    February 26, 2017 at 7:42 am

    I keep having a dream where my crush gets in a coma. And hes not in real life so..? Anyone know what that means?

    • web admin

      web admin

      February 26, 2017 at 2:36 pm

      Your dream may be a reflection of your desires and concerns. Your desire to establish a relationship with him may not be progressing the speed that you want it to be progressing. Your dream may be a reflection of this stagnation. If you want to develop a relationship with him, then reach out to him. This will help your relationship flourish. Best of luck, Flowfla!

  3. sarah7338

    February 26, 2017 at 5:46 am

    so i had a dream about this guy that has a crush on me. in the dream he came to my school on a saturday. i don’t know why, but when i saw him walking into the cafeteria with his family, i bolted out through another door. i started running up the stairs. when i got to the second floor, i noticed that he was running towards me. he eventually caught up and asked why i was running from him. i told him i had to go finish an english test. he followed me there. the rest of it was a blur. i know that this guy has had a crush on me since 4th grade. whay does this mean?

    • web admin

      web admin

      February 26, 2017 at 2:33 pm

      Your dream may be a manifestation of your desire to establish a relationship with him. If you have feelings for him in your waking life, then reach out to him. You may find that your relationship will grow if you spend time with him and share your thoughts and ideas with him. Best of luck, Sarah!

  4. Elizabeth

    February 22, 2017 at 6:35 am

    I am constantly dreaming of my crush. I consciously know I have a gigantic crush. But the problem is I am married. I love my husband, but my desire for my crush is becoming overwhelming. I think I love my husband and I love her. I feel so lost.

    • web admin

      web admin

      February 22, 2017 at 10:42 am

      You are married. Allow thoughts of your crush to fade. You need to focus on your current partner. If you think about your crush in the future, then turn your thoughts to your husband. There is no reason for you to damage your current relationship for someone who may not even have an interest in you. If you do not want to be with your husband, then explain your feelings and end your relationship. Good day, Elizabeth.

  5. fthomsd

    February 21, 2017 at 11:15 am

    Okay, so I had a dream about me and my crush texting one another. And we were talking about being in a relationship but he also said he couldn’t be with me. He said he felt the exact same way and I was just entirely confused by the whole thing. Well, fast forward and I decided to work up the courage to tell him how I feel. And although he has a girlfriend, there’s this nagging in the back of my mind and strong feeling in my gut something is going to happen. How do I even begin to understand this?

    • web admin

      web admin

      February 21, 2017 at 1:13 pm

      If he has a girlfriend, then do not attempt to establish a relationship. There is nothing positive that can come from attempting to damage their relationship. Only negative events will come to you. If he only has a girlfriend in your dreams and not in real life, then you can reach out to him. Your dream is a collection of many inputs that you have in your life. You will want to reduce clutter in your waking life. Have a good day, Fth!

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