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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    Llozano

    August 17, 2019 at 7:15 am

    I dreamt of a married man…him and his wife were at a party I was at…he flirted with me…I fell in love with him…I didn’t feel bad in my dream…in real life I’d be upset…it would be a turn off…anyway, I woke up excited…I’m confused…

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      August 18, 2019 at 9:27 pm

      This dream is a reflection of your social and emotional desires. You may be aware of various people who are in your life. The person within your dream may have been an amalgamation of qualities that you may find attractive in a partner. You are aware that you should not maintain a romantic relationship with someone who is married. Ensure that this dream guides you to share your kindness and compassion at all times. This will draw positive people and energy into your life. Have a great day, Llozano!

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    Denisse

    August 13, 2019 at 8:38 am

    Im 16 and i had a dream about me really liking this boy and him trying to act like he didn’t like me but its really noticeable that he did like me… i have never seen this guy in my life. I woke up by having feeling for a guy who doesn’t exist. I cant stop thinking about him and i keep replying him on my mind.. what does this mean

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      web admin

      August 13, 2019 at 7:44 pm

      Your dream is a reflection of your social and emotional desires. This person may have been an amalgamation of various qualities that you find attractive in a partner. It is possible that this person is from your past, or he may appear in the future. Ensure that this dream guides you to share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. This will draw positive people and energy into your life. Have a great day, Denisse!

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    gene

    August 10, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    okay, so i’ve been going cray ALL DAY thinking about my dream. i’ve been with a guy for almost a year already, and things have been OK. not as amazing as it was in the beginning but they’ve been okay i guess. so i had a dream that i was at mcdonald’s, eating alone but there was this guy. i honestly don’t think i’ve ever seen him before, and i can’t remember what his face looks like but i remember in the dream he just looked so distinctive. he had a few features that my ex had, but just different. and in the dream, we kept staring at each other while i sat down alone. and all of a sudden, my boyfriend was sitting next to me and the guy was sitting in front of us at the table. i knew i had an emotional/romantic pull to the guy, so i tried to play it off and be overly affectionate with my boyfriend so i was holding his hand and hugging him while we were talking to the guy. later in the dream my boyfriend left us alone and literally the guy just kept making me laugh and making me feel so good. i guess something i haven’t felt in a while. ive read this article a hundred times over, and i guess i really want this mystery guy to swoop in and lift me off my feet but obviously that’s not gonna happen. but this dream has just been. idk honestly. i’m not sure what i’m supposed to make of it or what to do …

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      web admin

      August 10, 2019 at 10:20 pm

      The person in your dream may be a manifestation of your social and emotional desires. If this person comes into your life, then do not maintain a romantic relationship with him while you are with your partner. If you are no longer happy with your relationship, then either speak with your partner about your thoughts regarding your relationship or make the decision to end the relationship. Nourish your relationship with your partner by spending additional time with him in person or inform him that you want to focus your energy elsewhere. Have a great day, Gene!

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    Tiara

    August 9, 2019 at 5:37 am

    I had dream last night, that I’m in relationship with a guy that i never met before in my real life. In the dream he was very possessive about me and he dn’t want to let me go anywhere alone. He was one of the richest guy. At one point, I’m telling my friend secretly that i will breakup with him soon. After some time there was some gun shot scenes in my dream and he tried hard to saved me even though he got gun shot on his back. I run towards him and apologised to him and I cried. He hugged me and said I just belongs to him and he won’t let anyone take me away from him and he also kissed me. Lastly before I woke up from my dream I saw both of us had sex.

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      web admin

      August 10, 2019 at 8:57 pm

      Your dream is a reflection of various influences in your life. It is possible that you are interested in maintaining a new social or emotional relationship. You may want to nourish a relationship with someone who makes you feel secure and safe. Your knowledge of recent shootings have caused the other aspect of this dream to appear. Recent shootings and other violent events certainly appeared in this dream and shaped it. Ensure that you share your kindness and compassion at all times, as this will draw positive people and energy into your life. Have a great day, Tiara!

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    Clara

    August 4, 2019 at 10:53 pm

    I dreamt about playing Minecraft With my friend and two guys appeared in the Game Shenae played a bit and chatted And he said im guessing he said “where do U live” I don’t remember Saying Anything , but somehow I guess he found me and we Hang out and I really Liked it from that…But the thing is I dreamt about a boy that was in real life(Subconscious mind if not mistaken) He was tall Quite handsome and had a small brother.
    So yea anyone know what this means? XD

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      web admin

      August 6, 2019 at 11:27 am

      This dream is a reflection of your social relationship with your friend, and various social and emotional desires that you may have at this time. It is certainly possible that the boy in your dream is a manifestation of someone that you have met or has qualities that you find attractive in a partner. Share your kindness and compassion at all times, as this will draw positive people and energy into your life. If there is someone that you know who you want to maintain a romantic relationship with, then speak with that person about your thoughts and feelings. Have a great day, Clara!

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    Shayna

    August 1, 2019 at 9:15 am

    Okay so I’m 15 and I just woke up from this really good dream.(in my opinion).(in the dream, the guy looked 18 to me)
    First it starts off in this dark room where my sister is sleeping with her baby(this is the sister of mine that I dont talk to often). I asked her something(dont remember), she said Yes, and on went the dream. I ended up in this local super market we have where I live called Meijer, and I was with these 2 boys from the show Stranger Things(Dustin and Lucas). I was trying to tell them something about the produce but they weren’t listening to me, and then this guy I’ve never met before showed up like he belonged there, and it wasnt weird at all. I sat on the edge of the shopping cart and we went shopping I suppose. (With me on the cart) we went farther in the store and met my mom and other sister(this sister I am actually close with) and they are trying to find this woman who supposedly met up with my sleeping sister, and she has a bracelet or whatever.(not important).
    I end up pushing the cart myself and running away playfully from the Guy(I’m going to refure to the guy I never met with a capitol G), and i was going down the back aisles. (These aisles are like the ones at Sam’s or Costcos).
    He was chasing me too, and ended up picking me up and twirling me happily.
    Coming out of the aisle, he was giving me a piggyback ride and my mom saw and secretly made fun of me and encouraged me in a way to flirt with him, so him and I just went back down the aisles.
    (These aisles kind of turned into display cases from a museum, and this particular museum goes through decades, back to the early ages. It has been a location my brain up before)
    I was hiding behind display cases, and he would pop up and playfully scare me. We then walked through the rest of it with his arm around me, and we smiled and laughed. It was nice.
    We came to this one area where there was grass and a big thing of woodchips and rock path, so he made a joke about it being a dad type lawn(I dont remember, but it was nice and funny), and there was an outdoor part to it. It was a bunch of wooden planks and there were a bunch of seals on them(like a zoo). People could go out there and play with them. One guy was feeding a bear.
    So the Guy went out, and I stayed by the door and waited, watching him have a nice time. This woman and man came up to me and the woman told the man to take the little grill by the door away, and he said In A Minute and walked away, and never came back. He ended up ditching and going to the warehouse down below the balcony.
    It started raining, and my Guy came in, and I hugged my hoodie and walked with him to “our room” (I dont know how we ended up getting a room but the dream turned it into some sort of lodge) and he wanted to look at my hair. So he took it out of my ponytail after he dried off and he brushed it for me, and he talked about how soft and pretty it was. He was smiling warmly, and I enjoyed ever nice minute of it.
    Then I woke up…idk what it means.

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      web admin

      August 1, 2019 at 2:58 pm

      This dream is a reflection of your social and emotional desires. The presence of your mother and sister is an indication of your close connection. The museum may be an indication of experiences of your distant past. The warm connection that you had within your dream could be a manifestation of your desires to maintain a relationship that makes you feel safe and secure. Ensure that this dream guides you to share your kindness and compassion at all times, as this will draw positive people and energy into your life. Have a great day, Shayna!

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    charity Gabriel

    August 1, 2019 at 3:22 am

    am always dreaming of a guy i really love in real life but have never met him. but currently am in a relationship with someone else in real life. currently i dreamt that my never met guy visited me telling he is so worried because he couldnt heard from me. pls does it mean?

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      web admin

      August 1, 2019 at 2:40 pm

      The person who appeared in your dream may be someone from your distant past. You are currently maintaining a relationship, so allow thoughts of him to fade. Nourish your relationship with your partner by spending additional time together in person. If this relationship ends, then simply share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. This will draw positive people and energy into your life. Have a great day, Charity!

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    Anonymous

    July 27, 2019 at 5:15 pm

    Hi, I’ve dreamed about this guy who gave me earbuds, airpods, wireless headphones, and headphones with a teddy bear inside. He told me it was because my music was too loud. After, that same guy in my dream was holding an umbrella, trying to hand it to me cuz it was raining. What does it mean?

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      web admin

      July 27, 2019 at 9:41 pm

      This dream may be a reflection of various influences in your life. You may be aware that you listen to your music loudly, and there may be people that are bothered by the music. The appearance of the same person within your dream was a sign that you are interested in someone who supports you. You may be interested in maintaining a relationship with someone who makes you feel safe and secure, but you also want your freedoms to be supported. Have a great day, Anon!

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    Jade Castiel

    July 27, 2019 at 2:09 am

    I’ve been dreaming about the same guy for the last two years. I’ve seen this guy in real life when I was in college but we’ve never spoken (I thought this was the first time I saw him). I’ve had several dreams about him and in all of them I’m his girlfriend/wife and we have a family and are going through life together and we are so happy. In one of the first dreams I had about him I was heavily pregnant with his child. I seem to dream about him at the most random moments of my life, both happy and sad. The strangest dream I’ve had showed me the very first time we saw each other in real life, which was at a friend’s party, not college. The party was 3 years before I got to college.

    Recently I dreamt that he was with another girl, and weirdly enough in real life he is with the same girl I saw him with in the dream.

    I don’t understand why I keep having dreams about this guy whom I’ve never spoken to in real life.

    Not sure what to make of any of this and it doesn’t make sense to me.

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      web admin

      July 27, 2019 at 8:12 pm

      These dreams are reflections of your social and emotional desires. It is possible that this person from your past may have various qualities that you find attractive in a partner. Something in your life may have reminded you of him. You are aware that he is in a relationship, so allow thoughts of him to fade. Ensure that you share your kindness and compassion at all times, as this will draw positive people and energy into your life. Have a great day, Jade!

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    meeeyuuuuah

    July 13, 2019 at 12:17 am

    I’ve been single since birth and been telling myself I’m a strong, independent woman. I just dreamed of having a stranger ask me for a dance, later on becoming my boyfriend. I was happy in the dream maybe I really lacked affection and intimacy in my life. 😅

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      web admin

      July 13, 2019 at 2:19 pm

      Your interpretation of your dream is likely correct. You may be seeking intimacy or a romantic relationship. You can continue to be a strong, independent woman while maintaining a relationship with a partner. Make a decision about what you want for your future and take appropriate action. You will benefit in sharing your kindness and compassion at all times. Have a great day, Anon!

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        Anonymous

        July 27, 2019 at 5:14 pm

        Hi, I’ve dreamed about this guy who gave me earbuds, airpods, wireless headphones, and headphones with a teddy bear inside. He told me it was because my music was too loud. After, that same guy in my dream was holding an umbrella, trying to hand it to me cuz it was raining. What does it mean?

        • web admin

          web admin

          July 27, 2019 at 9:41 pm

          This dream may be a reflection of various influences in your life. You may be aware that you listen to your music loudly, and there may be people that are bothered by the music. The appearance of the same person within your dream was a sign that you are interested in someone who supports you. You may be interested in maintaining a relationship with someone who makes you feel safe and secure, but you also want your freedoms to be supported. Have a great day, Anon!

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    Car

    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?

    • web admin

      web admin

      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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        Car

        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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          web admin

          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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    BIsela

    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.

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      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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        B

        August 12, 2019 at 12:27 pm

        I had a dream that I was at school. There was an event where alot of famous football players came to our school to spend the day. It was break time (I assume) we were outside some of the kids made a circle to watch some of the guys play. I was sitting with some of the guys that had been playing but were now catching their breath. I was not as star struck as the other kids. I assume some of the more players where arriving cause everyone around started running in one direction making a noise, instead I remained still without a care if who was arriving then one of my favourite players fell out of a locker that was a few feet from where I was seated. He was hiding from everyone. The moment he came out our eyes Locked (consciously I noted not to react differently because he was famous) slowly he approached me and said I was beautiful and there is no way I don’t have a boyfriend. I replied I did not have a boyfriend then he worked away in the direction the crowd went with in and I didn’t turn back to watch him. Then I woke up. I’m single and I haven’t been in a relationship over in over 3years. I have an interest in football but of my brother but I’m not a fanatic. I would like to know why I dreamed of school and football player and one flirting with me?

        • web admin

          web admin

          August 12, 2019 at 10:29 pm

          Your dream is a reflection of your social and emotional desires. It is possible that the person who appeared in your dream is an amalgamation of various qualities that you find attractive. You have not maintained a relationship for three years, so it is likely that your thoughts are are indications of your desires. Your brother plays football, which may mean that you may be interacting with other football players. Ensure that you share your kindness and compassion at all times, as this will draw positive people and energy into your life. Have a great day, B!

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    Nics

    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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    jm

    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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