If You Had a Dream of Someone, Is It Because They Think of You?

By on October 6, 2018

When you have a dream about someone out of the blue, you will most likely wake up thinking “why”. And why wouldn’t you? Having a dream about someone can be completely random and leave you feeling stumped. Luckily there’s a few different reasons why you may be dreaming about someone in particular.

They Are Thinking About You

A lot of people believe that when you have a dream about someone, they are in fact thinking about you. However, there is technically no scientific evidence to back this up.

Keep this in mind, though: just because it hasn’t been researched in depth and we don’t have solid evidence this is what your dream means, doesn’t make it untrue. In fact there are plenty instances in which someone ended up dreaming about someone while they were thinking of them. Coincidence? Maybe. But you can certainly consider this a possible reason for dreaming about this certain someone.


You See Them Often

Dreams are typically just a reflection of our day-to-day lives, our minds recurring places, people, and events that have happened recently. If you notice that you tend to see the person in your dream on a regular basis, they may have popped up for literally no reason at all.

While this solution to discovering what your dream means is rather basic, it can take the edge off if you find that you’re dreaming about someone who you’re not particularly close or fond of.


They Represent a Feeling

When you have a dream about someone in particular, it could be that they are representing a feeling that you have. What you need to do is take a deeper look at the person in your dream. What type of feelings did they bring to the table?

For instance, if you are having a dream about an ex-boyfriend that you despise, then you may just be having some pent up anger in your life that cam through in the representation of a person you can’t stand.

On the other hand, if you’re dreaming about someone who is successful in life and you look up to them, you may be having an urge to improve your life and become more successful in life just like them.

You need to consider when and where this person was in your life and what type of emotions and feelings they gave for you. Was it happiness? Sadness? Anger? The dream may have nothing to with them, but rather an emotion you’re feeling while you sleep.


They Represent a Want

This special person you’re dreaming about can actually just be a representation of a want you have in your life.

Let’s go back to the ex-boyfriend scenario. Perhaps the two of you ended on good terms. You are no longer sad or mad about the breakup and you don’t miss him at all. If you ended up having a dream about him, it doesn’t necessarily mean you want to be with him again. It may mean that you have a want or desire to be in a relationship and have that feeling of love again.

Dreaming about someone with your dream job? That may be just because you have a deep desire for having that career, and it’s shown through this person.


At the end of the day, if you are wondering if dreaming about someone means that they are thinking of you, the answer is truly uncertain. You must take a deeper look into your dream and all other possibilities before settling on a decision as to what your dream means.


If you are able to actually ask this person without sounding completely crazy, then that is a huge bonus! Go ahead and put your dream to the test and see If they were thinking of you. You never know what their answer may be!


Have you ever had a dream about someone? Did you find out what the dream meant? Share your stories and discoveries with us!


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    December 23, 2020 at 5:27 pm

    Hi there! I had a dream about a guy I used to like a lot. However, I don’t like him anymore because of his bad personality. Anyways, the dream was that he was lying on my lap while I was stroking his hair. We were stargazing and it felt like I was in love. There may be a few details I’m missing, but this is all I can remember. I just can’t stop thinking about it! I’m confused as to why I would dream about him rather than my current crush that I have now. I hope you can help me interpret what this means 🙂 Happy Holidays!

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    April 14, 2020 at 10:19 pm

    I had a dream about my moms friend son he is really cute and I can’t seem to say hi, neither can he we talked like once and i looked into his eyes and I was like wow And I had a dream about him 2 days ago and I haven’t since him in like a month

    • web admin

      web admin

      April 15, 2020 at 2:39 pm

      This dream seems to be a reflection of your thoughts related to this person. The two of you share a strong social connection, and you may feel that you want to maintain a romantic relationship with him. Consider what you want for your future, and speak with him about your thoughts and feelings. Nourish your connection by spending additional time together in person.

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    Unknown J

    February 25, 2020 at 7:45 am

    I have had two dreams about my work crush. One was from a few months back. Then I just had a dream about him on 2/24/20 or 2/25/20.

    The first dream: I was in some department store browsing when we stumbled into each other. We talked for a while. The talking wound into a makeout session.

    The second dream (most recent): We were in some unknown location. Talking as usual. I’m not entirely positive who kissed who; but I think I did first and then he kissed me back which ending with us making out — again. However, that making out ended up sexual in the end.

    I’ve tried googling for an answer I’ve just thought about; but most sources can’t give scientific evidence for my question. At this point, I don’t mind getting an opinion versus a fact since dreams are so complex to decipher.

    I’ve seen resources state that dreams can happen about a particular person if you’re thinking of them or work with them. But could your dream indicate that, that person is also thinking of you, too?

    • web admin

      web admin

      February 25, 2020 at 4:03 pm

      You may find that attempting to find a scientific explanation for dream interpretations may be a dead end, however it is certainly beneficial that you are taking this time to search for answers. You may find that the best way to understand your dreams is through introspection. Take this time to look inward, and you will find that answers to the questions that you have.

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