What Does It Mean to Dream About a Guy You’ve Never Met?

By on March 7, 2018

Different people will have different ideas when it comes to dreams. There are some people who believe that dreams are just your mind’s way of getting you to think of something, remember something, or tell you something. A hidden and secret language that your mind understands, but the rest of you doesn’t.

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Other people believe that dreams are just that — a dream. Something that the mind puts together, while you are sleeping. A glitch, perhaps? Usually, nothing to pay too much attention to.

Dreams (and sleeping, as a whole) have been studied pretty extensively by scientists, eager to learn about what happens not just to the body, but also to the mind, when you close your eyes. These studies seem to suggest a theory that you can’t ‘make up’ an entirely brand new person, in your head, so that person that you dream of MUST be someone that you have seen or met at least once before. This doesn’t mean that you might have had a conversation with them, or even interacted with them in anyway, but just that you have seen them somewhere, at some time, and they are now featuring in your dreams — your subconscious. You may have bumped past them in the shopping mall, or maybe even just been on the same bus as him one day. Whatever the case, if you believe these experts, you will always dream of someone that you have come across already.

What Does It Mean to Dream About a Guy You’ve Never Met?

Before you look into the interpretational meaning about dreaming of someone you’ve never met, you must first take a closer look into what is actually happening, in the dream.

If you are flirting with the guy you’ve never met in your dream, it would suggest that you are lacking some form of affection or intimacy in your life. Some dream experts even believe that you could be embarking on a brand new relationship in the near future, almost as if your dream were predicting the future for you. This doesn’t mean that you are going to get into a relationship with the person in question (the guy in the dream), however.

If you are already in a relationship with someone else and you dream of a guy you like but have never met, it could be a sign that your current relationship is missing something, probably affection, intimacy, the flirting that you experienced when you first started dating, and that you’re looking for it somewhere else.

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Sticking with the theme of being in a relationship, if you dream that you are single (and the guy you’ve met is in the dream), it doesn’t mean that you should BE single. This is not your mind’s way of telling you to break up with your current BAE and jump ship to the new guy (who you’ve never met), but it does mean that, once again, something is missing for you. In this scenario, rather than missing out on the intimacy or affection, you could be feeling overpowered — missing out on the power. Perhaps you aren’t standing up for yourself in a situation where you should?

If you’re dreaming about the guy you’ve never met and he materializes in a ‘secret admirer’ form, there IS a chance that your subconscious is telling you that you’re missing out on something, once again, but this time, you’re missing out on something that is happening around you. It could be that the guy you’ve never met likes you, but you just haven’t picked up on those signals yet. At the same time, it could also mean that something else is going on around you — NOT related to your love life — that you haven’t yet picked up on. You need to wake up and open your eyes to your surroundings. It’s your head’s way of telling you to pay attention to something.

In Conclusion:

Although it might be very nice to think that you’re dreaming of the love of your life in your dream, there’s a much higher chance that your dreams are telling you that you’re missing out on something in yourself. Your subconscious is making you aware that you’re lacking in intimacy or affection, or that you’re not getting something that you need from your current relationship or single status. Dreaming of a guy you’ve never met (and really liking him) when you’re single is usually a sign that you’re ready to date, or maybe that you’re missing the closeness you would feel when happily coupled up.

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If you’re dreaming of a guy you’ve never met when you in a relationship already, don’t be too quick to jump ship into what looks like the better option. This new guy might seem like a dream come true, but dream’s rarely come true in ‘real life’, and the grass isn’t always greener on the other side. Dreaming about someone else when you’re already part of a couple is a sign that you need to pay attention to what’s going on there, not invite someone else into the mix.


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    June 6, 2019 at 10:16 pm

    I’ve recently been having this dream constantly that I am in this happy relationship with this so called “mystery man”. I’ve done lots of research and have seen that encounters with random people all throughout your life even such as a simple conversation, those people can be put into dreams and made up as someone who you are very close with as seen in multiple articles. I seem to recall a bit of this person from a camp I took years ago, but am still very unsure. Is this dream a sign? This isn’t the first time I’ve had this dream, is there some reasoning behind it? I’m single, does my current relationship status have anything to do with this dream?

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      June 7, 2019 at 2:40 am

      This dream could be a sign of your social and emotional desires. Your relationship status may have an influence on this dream. If you are currently maintaining a relationship, then do not reach out to this person. If you are single, then determine what you want for your future, and take appropriate action. Ensure that you share your kindness and compassion at all times, as this will bring you many benefits in the future. Have a great day, Car!

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        June 7, 2019 at 11:26 am

        Thank you! It’s funny that after I read your article I did some serious research of my own on dreams and our brains. So interesting! I just think it’s so crazy that all these people that for years I have thought we’re made up are actually real and we’ve crossed paths somehow. I did lots of digging and found the “mystery man” of my dreams was indeed someone from camp from years ago! Thank you for your help it was much needed!!!

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          June 7, 2019 at 11:53 pm

          Thank you for sharing your experiences and insights. We are always pleased to know that our articles and community help our readers. Please feel free to share more of your supportive comments in the future. Have a great day, Car!

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    May 26, 2019 at 2:05 pm

    There is this guy who attends the same church I attend, I never noticed him til one day he happened to sit next to my kids and I and he seemed to get along with my LO it was very sweet. My husband rarely attends mass since he prefers playing soccer. And since the day he sat next to us he is very friendly and waves anytime he sees us. Never thought of it very much. I stopped seeing him for about 3 Sunday’s. Last night (Saturday night) I had a strange dream of a guy (couldn’t see his face) just in my presence and made me feel happy. As I’m getting ready for church today I start thinking of the guy from church.. and to my surprise I saw him again today. Is that weird or am I just overthinking get stuff?! He was already there by the time I arrived sitting by the crying room just outside and when it was time to give the sign of peace (handshakes) he walked over to me and my kids and shook our hands. When we were walking out he tried making small talk.

    • web admin

      web admin

      May 27, 2019 at 6:24 pm

      Your interactions with this person is a kind person. He likely shares similar beliefs that you do. Ensure that you share your kindness and compassion with him. Of course, keep your relationship friendly and appropriate. Nourish your relationship with your husband by spending additional time with him in person. Have a great day, Bisela!

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    May 14, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    I’ve been dreaming about a guy who i’ve never seen or encounter. I was in grade school when he first appear in my dream after that he keep appearing when i am stress, feeling down or maybe happy. The dream about him was all happy and they are so vivid and i can still recall them, detailed.

    • web admin

      web admin

      May 14, 2019 at 9:11 pm

      Your dream is a reflection of your social and emotional desires. The person in your dream could be a reflection of various people in your life. Allow this dream to guide you to share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. This will help draw positive people and energy into your life. Have a great day, Nics!

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    April 19, 2019 at 9:51 pm

    I had a dream last night,that my boyfriend’s friend.or work mate.not so.sure who that was but he is telling me to stay away from my boyfriend and should stop loving him.. what does that dream mean? Thank you

    • web admin

      web admin

      April 20, 2019 at 9:01 pm

      Your dream is a reflection of various influences in your life. It is possible that you are aware of various other people who are influencing your life. Allow the negative aspects of this dream to fade. Nourish your relationship with your partner by spending additional time with him in person. Have a great day, Jm!

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