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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    Claire Anne

    February 4, 2020 at 11:48 pm

    I have a dream. We were in a classroom, I don’t know who is this guy but I knew that I really like him. We sat on the chair together in our classroom and he kisses my forehead. But then, I’m in a relationship now. My current relationship was exact the same, because my boyfriend is my classmate and he loves kissing my forehead. But they were different guy. What does that mean?

    • web admin

      web admin

      February 5, 2020 at 3:02 pm

      The guy in the dream may have just been chosen randomly by your subconscious mind because you like the care and affection your boyfriend shows when he kisses your forehead. While it is possible the dream may mean you want to find someone new or spice things up, it is equally possible that your subconscious mind just hasn’t adjusted to the idea of being in a relationship and chose this guy randomly.

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    February 3, 2020 at 10:07 am

    I don’t ever really dream about the men I am with at that time .. Usually my dreams are about random people I don’t know . But last night into the early morning I had 2 separate dreams about the father of my last child …. I am in love with him and I ( think) he knows this but not entirely sure … now the first dream I only remember bits and peices but we went and bought some cards and then went to this park outside and he sat down in this cement chair looking thing and started to write down stuff I walked over and asked what he was doing and he said that he was writing down songs .. then he had said something about a fiancé and all I remember is I started to cry and I turned around and just started to run.. then his son popped up from nowhere and I could hear him say “ dad… go get her “ I remember him coming for me but I woke up … it left me with the feeling that I was the one but I wasn’t to know yet . Then the second dream was quick as I thought I would just have a normal dream after that but I was watching a video on a screen and it was all about love and it had quotes and pics of people being in love and whatnot and I looked down in my dream and I had started to make a poster for him with quotes and pics … and then the song I can’t help falling in love with you came on and I woke up and now can’t get that song out of my head .. but I felt like he was singing it to me … this is so weird … like I said I don’t really dream about the actual people in my life so this has caught me off guard

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      web admin

      February 3, 2020 at 7:41 pm

      These dreams are reflections of your previous emotional relationship with the father of your last child. This doesn’t mean that you are interested in maintaining a relationship with him, but rather the knowledge of your previous connection. Allow thoughts of him to fade, and focus your energy on your children.

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    January 29, 2020 at 10:02 pm

    In my dream, I already knew him in this place we were trapped in. It was a metallic building and I remember it being claustrophobic. We were already friends and we escaped together. There were guards after us.

    Upon escaping and exiting the building, we are in each other’s embrace and that’s when I am aware of the intense, romantic feelings I have for this man. I can’t see his face and I don’t know his name.

    He smelled like pinewood and I knew in my heart I loved him and he loved me too. He had a motorcycle and we rode off. Everything else from then on was hazy and I couldn’t remember the rest of the dream.

    I then woke up (unfortunately) clearly shook from this dream. I don’t know why his smell felt so real. I remembered that I smelled the same thing when I went out camping by the fire in the summer.

    Also, important to note that I’ve never been in a romantic relationship in my life.

    • web admin

      web admin

      February 3, 2020 at 11:33 pm

      The smell may be a manifestation of a powerful experience that you felt in your past. It is possible that this person may enter your life in the future, and you may feel that you share a strong connection with him. You will draw positive people and energy into your life by sharing your kindness and compassion at all times.

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    January 29, 2020 at 12:20 am

    I had a dream this morning, about meeting some really famous celebrities, they were all sitting at a table and were talking about producing a movie. I sat next to one of the actors. I noticed these people who weren’t actors and questioned it, one of the band members stood out to me the most, apparently they were doing the soundtrack for the movie. Fast forward and me and the guy are in the front of a big building. He’s sitting on one of the planters with his guitar and his bags so I go to sit next to him. We talked and I’ve seen this guy multiple times in dreams. But in the dream it was like I could feel him there, smell the cologne he was wearing. I woke up feeling numb when I realized it wasn’t real.

    • web admin

      web admin

      January 29, 2020 at 4:29 pm

      The dream shows a desire to find love and to become one of those famous celebrities–or, at least, someone who is respected and admired in their field. The ongoing presence of this guy in your dreams may show you want to find a relationship that is consistent and lasting in your waking life as well, although there is a decent chance that your dream guy doesn’t actually exist in the waking world.

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    Dionette Van wyk

    January 27, 2020 at 1:23 am

    Hi.. I had a crazy dream last night, I was taken on a business trip with one of friends parents, ( but i have never met her parents). On arriving at the house, this guy opened the door… Gorgeous blue eyes, blonde hair, medium height, his name was Chase. The business deal was finished, he introduced me to his family, we went outside to watch the sea and waves. laughing and joking. His neighbor on the other hand was not so nice, made rude sexual comments, i shouted i would kick hi, if he ever touched me again. Chase said he feared his sisters would get hurt, but he will take care of it.
    Walking back into the house, we had a late lunch, Chase walked me to car, kissed me and said he would phone tonight. Area staying either Hillbrow or Bryanston in my dream… My friend does not know of a Chase lol…. Yes im single

    • web admin

      web admin

      January 27, 2020 at 7:23 pm

      Judging by the dream, you want to find someone who loves and cares for you. You may also wish that you could find someone who’d be willing to introduce you to their family and who has a successful business career. Unfortunately, a dream can only show your own thoughts, feelings and desires, so there is no way to know when Mr. Right will be arriving in your life.

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    January 21, 2020 at 11:33 am

    I had a dream about me missing the bus and I had to squeeze into this small almost golf cart looking thing with other people. I didn’t look at any of them and kept my head down, and when I looked up because the boy next to me was talking to me, I realized he was really cute. And that he was Dr. Shepard’s son (from Grey’s Anatomy) and Dr.Shepard was beside him. Me and his son were talking and flirting and I remember laughing.

    • web admin

      web admin

      January 21, 2020 at 6:10 pm

      The dream may indicate a desire to find someone to flirt with and enjoy being within your waking life. You may want this person to be admired by others or noteworthy in some way, which is why the individual was a celebrity in your dreams.

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    January 12, 2020 at 8:04 pm

    I dreamt of a man I’d never met who spoke to me and said he had been walking for a long time trying to find me

    • web admin

      web admin

      January 12, 2020 at 10:42 pm

      The dream may mean you feel like you want something out of the ordinary to happen or for some kind of sign to show you the next step in your life.

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      January 30, 2020 at 1:17 am

      I had a dream of me in a party with couple of my friends where this hot and tall guy appeared and made most of the girls be so interested in him and tried to approach him ,apparently he is a model and he had a very horrible sense of fashion so I went and talked to him asking if I can be his stylist only for events because I am a fashion student ( I am in real life a fashion student ) so he agreed and from my happiness I gave him a peck on his cheek and from that moment I started liking him but then I stayed away because the girls in the party gave me some looks that made me uncomfortable anyways in the end he came to me and started talking about the next event and how I’m going to style him

      • web admin

        web admin

        February 3, 2020 at 11:29 pm

        It is possible that the person in your dream is a reflection of qualities that you may find attractive in a partner. You may be aware that public displays of affection may have social repercussions. Make a decision about what you want for the future. If there is someone in your life that you are interested in maintaining a relationship with, then speak with that person about your thoughts and feelings.

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    milo kight

    January 5, 2020 at 7:33 pm

    i had a dream two nights in a row about the same boy, but i only remember the most recent one. we were in class, and the boy turned around and smiled at me. i also remember texting him and smiling. that’s all i can remember. but i know i was so attracted to him, even though i don’t think we were a thing. what does this mean?

    • web admin

      web admin

      January 6, 2020 at 8:00 pm

      This dream may just mean you want someone to pay attention and like you in your waking life, so your subconscious created a guy who has a crush on you in your dream.

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    kimmie marie

    January 5, 2020 at 7:03 pm

    I dreamt about this guy they came into my job and he was a very attractive guy. Then we just like caught each other’s eyes and he ended up asking me to help him like find some clothing because I work in a retail store. And he was in there for a good hour and a half just looking at clothes and me helping him. And I ended up getting his Snapchat and phone number but I was too scared to like text his phone number so we’re just texting through Snapchat and we ended up hanging out with everything what does that mean because I’ve been having these dreams for the past week or so

    • web admin

      web admin

      January 6, 2020 at 8:34 pm

      The dream shows that you want to find someone to love and be with in your waking life. You may not have anyone in your real life who could play that role, so your subconscious made this guy to play the part in your dreams.

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    Anonymous Typer

    January 4, 2020 at 12:54 am

    I had a dream that i was somewhere with my friends and i met the boy and his family and then we were always flirting and it was clear he liked me and i was starting to like him. Also his older brother liked me He. had a secret but when i found out he was fine because i helped him with it. Then we ended up leaving where we were but i bumped into his brother so i asked for his number so i could contact the boy. Later I saw the boy with a girl who clearly liked him and whenever i came over to talk i thought he was ignoring so i went off. His brother found me and cheered me up because I was really missing the boy. Then later on i went to ask him out but the other girl got there first but got rejected and then he said yes to me. I felt like I was in love.

    • web admin

      web admin

      January 4, 2020 at 4:20 pm

      The dream shows you want to find someone to be with who genuinely loves you for you and that choose you first over everyone else.

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    January 2, 2020 at 4:59 pm

    I dream about a guy who must be a fubu in the dream but then, It seems like i ditched him and he followed me to where I am and then he met aome of my relatives and friends and I was terrified. What does that mean?

    • web admin

      web admin

      January 3, 2020 at 3:47 pm

      The fear experienced within your dream may be an indication of a concern or stress in your life. Be mindful of your experiences and social relationships.

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    January 2, 2020 at 3:51 am

    I’ve been speaking to this guy online. I like him and he says he likes me but we haven’t got round to seeing each other due to how busy we are. I dreamed about seeing him in a suit in my house in my dream! What could this mean?

    • web admin

      web admin

      January 2, 2020 at 3:03 pm

      The two of you are interested in maintaining a relationship with each other, though it is certain that the two of you are busy. The suit could be an indication of your thoughts regarding his professionalism or his career. Make a decision about what you want for the future of this relationship, and speak with him about your thoughts and feelings. Nourish your relationship by spending additional time together in person.

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    December 29, 2019 at 5:43 am

    I dreamt about me being kinda sad and tired then someone hugged me and kissed me in the cheeks but I don’t know who was it

    • web admin

      web admin

      January 2, 2020 at 4:07 pm

      Your dream was an indication of your desire to receive emotional support. Ensure that you are kind with everyone in your life, as this will bring you benefits in the future.

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    December 29, 2019 at 5:40 am

    I dreamt about making fun of a boy i have never met or seen in my whole life then that boy started chasing me because he liked me but I didn’t like him at first then we started talking more and i started liking him what does it mean?

    • web admin

      web admin

      January 2, 2020 at 4:08 pm

      The person in your dream may have been an amalgamation of various qualities you find attractive in a partner. This person may appear in your life in the future.

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    Jayla Smith

    December 27, 2019 at 11:09 am

    Last night I had a dream about a guy on a tik tok who has a bit of a following and I dreamt that he saw me in a supermarket and asked me on a date and was talking to me a lot over texts and we liked each other and I’ve never met him and I don’t think about him at all

    • web admin

      web admin

      January 3, 2020 at 8:14 pm

      He may have appeared within your dream as a placeholder for someone else. You may be interested in maintaining a new social or emotional relationship at this time.

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    December 25, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    So in real life I’m single and in the dream I was too. So I was helping a little girl that I’ve never met go to school so I was walking with her and there was a cute guy riding his bike next to us and I saw him and he looked at the little girl and stopped riding his bike because he knew her and wanted for talk to her. So I was talking to him and all these girl were coming up to him like trying to get his number or sc or anything but he kept on ignoring them. Eventually I got sick of it and shouted at one of the girl saying “No go away!” And then he laughed and I said sorry and he said it was fine and then the dream ended.

    • web admin

      web admin

      January 3, 2020 at 8:37 pm

      It seems that you may be interested in nourishing a new social or emotional relationship. Nourish your relationship by spending additional time together in person.

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    December 16, 2019 at 5:10 pm

    So I had a dream last night, In my dreams I was with a guy (I don’t remember if it’s my crush or he’s just a random guy) while I’m with this guy we were both holding camera mine was video camera and his camera was a film camera, while we were walking to the mall my camera was turned on and it seems like I was vlogging with that guy and I’m still confuse what was the real meaning of that

    • web admin

      web admin

      January 5, 2020 at 10:30 am

      You may want to explore and record the world. You may know someone with similar interests. If there is something that you want to experience, then put your energy toward it.

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    December 5, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    I had a dream that i went to a new year party with my boyfriend and my best friend. There was a guy that i have never met and he comes up to me amd sayd my full name (only my friends now my full name) and says hes happy to see me. I tell hime i dont know him. By the end of the night he kisses me and my boyfriend starts a fight with him. Then before i wake he tells me if name and say i hope to met u soon. But i did not hear his name.

    I told my boyfriend and he told me not to worry about it but ive had the dream two more times since.

    • web admin

      web admin

      January 17, 2020 at 2:45 pm

      Your boyfriend is right–I really wouldn’t worry about it. Sometimes, these dreams are totally random. It’s also possible that you just want to spice things up romantically, so your subconscious sent the random guy into your dream–in real life, you can spice things up by enjoying a weekend together or buying new lingerie instead. Whatever the case, I wouldn’t read too much into it.

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    November 29, 2019 at 4:35 am

    What does it mean if i dream of a cute guy that was racing cars with 4 other friends then we had to go inside church and he looked at me and smiled and my husband was next to me and got mad at me because he saw the way we did eye contact and smiled at each other then inside church my husband was no longer with me but one of the guy friends came to talk to me that the guy liked me. Then i woke up and it was just a dream.

    • web admin

      web admin

      January 20, 2020 at 3:43 pm

      The dream may just show that you want some excitement and a chance to hang out with different people. The slight flirtation may just show you like to be admired and for people to find you attractive. A dream doesn’t mean you want to cheat or will cheat, so I wouldn’t read too much into it.

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    November 26, 2019 at 2:51 am

    I recently started a relationship this guy and he is so sweet, he cares about me a lot. He is always wanting to do things for me and talks about me being in his future. But I had a dream that I was affectionate with a guy I’ve never met before, although he is of the same race as the guy I’m currently with but has a different body type. The most significant part of the dream is; the affection I had with the unknown guy is exactly the same I have with the person I’m currently with. The only thing is the guy in my dream has the body I always thought I was attracted to until I met my new boyfriend. I sincerely do not feel like my new relationship is lacking anything yet, except the fact that I’m with someone I didn’t know I could care so much about.

    • web admin

      web admin

      January 27, 2020 at 7:34 pm

      Your subconscious may just be replaying the feelings you enjoy so much in your waking life. I doubt that the dream means you want to cheat or you don’t like your boyfriend. Your subconscious may just use a placeholder randomly, and I really wouldn’t worry about it too much.