What Does it Mean When You Dream About Someone?

By on September 22, 2014

Dreams are mysterious. They open a realm of extreme curiosity and oddities that us as humans are always trying to decode. And when you throw certain people and events into the mix, dreams become all that more astonishing and questionable. What are these messages hidden in our dreams trying to tell us, anyways? If you’re wondering what it MIGHT mean when you dream about someone, here’s a few answers:

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Dreaming About Someone:

Dreaming About Someone

There are many, many reasons why you might be dreaming about someone in particular. What is your subconscious mind trying to tell you? The simplest reason could be that you simply fell asleep while thinking about this certain person. It’s only natural that you thought about them while you fell asleep, and they found their way inside of your sleep pattern. Another simple reason is that you’ve been thinking about this person a lot– maybe even more than you should be. They’ve been on your mind for quite some time throughout the day, so of course they’d be in your thoughts in your subconscious dreams as well.

 

On the other hand, your dream might not even be about this person. It may be something much deeper. For instance, you might be dreaming about certain qualities this person’s personality: you are going through a stressful period in your life, and this person was a stressful impact in your life. Therefore, you’re dreaming about this stressful individual as a result of what’s going in your life at this moment. Your dream could also represent the relationship you had with someone. For example: maybe you had a very pleasant relationship with this individual, which may occur if you’ve entered into another great relationship with another person or you’re simply at a peaceful time in your life.

 

Dreaming About Someone You Like:

Dreaming about someone you like

It’s not uncommon to dream about someone you’re interested in. After all, you’re probably thinking about them heavily on and off throughout the day, so of course they’re going to come into the realm of dreams. However, pay close attention to what happens IN the dream. For example: Did they like you back? This means that you are secure in yourself and have confidence. You may even have enough confidence to believe they like you back, which means you’re ready to take the next step towards advancing the two of yours relationship.

On the other hand, if they didn’t like you back, this could be a signal that you are unconfident and believe you will be rejected by this certain someone.

 

Dreaming About Someone You Love:

Dreaming about someone you love

When you dream about someone you are in love with, it’s important to pay close attention to what happens in your dream. Dreaming about someone you love, more often than not, will show you how deep your love and passion is with this individual. For instance: if you’re dream is nothing but happiness and joy, the two of you hand in hand on a romantic date, then it’s fair to say you have a deep connection with your partner. On the other hand, if there’s lots of fighting and instability, it could be a sign that you’re losing the connection with this certain someone. If you’re dreaming about your partner being with someone else, it could mean that you don’t feel as passionate as you once did with this person. However, although this type of dream is sure to stir up some unhappy emotions, it’s important to remember that it’s just a dream- no matter how vivid it was. Look to find the root of why you dreamt your lover with another person and build from that.

 

Dreaming About Someone Who Has Passed:

Dreaming about someone who has passed

These dreams could either represent something very positive, or something negative. It all depends on what happened in the dream. For starters, a deceased person whom you were close to may visit you in a dream to offer you some comfort and closure. Did you have an issue with this person before they died? Maybe that issue was resolved at some point during your dream. Are you going through a rough patch in your life? Maybe this person has returned to give you some great comfort and give you some guidance on what you should do next.

 

There are some spiritual theories that suggest some deceased individuals will return to disclose the location and reason of their death to those closest to them. For example: was this individual found dead but the killer was never found? They may disclose to you who did it. Was their body never found? They may tell you where the body was hidden. Depending on circumstances, it might be an insight that needs to be followed up with authorities.

 

Dreaming About Someone in a Sexual Way:

Dreaming about someone in a sexual way

This type of dream, otherwise known to some individuals as “wet dreams” have an obvious reason: the individual is turned on to a certain extent and needs an outlet for their passions and desires. Now, it’s important to know that having a sexual dream about someone in particular doesn’t always mean you’re attracted to or even want to engage in that behavior with said person. It’s simply a way for sexual emotions to be outpoured and the person may vary. For example: just because you had a sexual dream involving your boss, doesn’t mean you’re sexually attracted or interested in him. You’ve been around him all day long, so of course he’s on your mind to a certain extent. Your subconscious paired the two and left you with such a dream. (But of course, if you’re dreaming about someone you’re interested in it could very well mean that you’re attracted to them and fulfilling your passion and relieving sexual tension through a dream).

 

Dreaming About Someone Famous:

Dreaming about someone famous

There’s a couple of reasons why you might have a dream involving someone famous. The first most common interpretation is that you wish to better yourself or do what this individual is doing. For example: if you’re dreaming about a football star on your favorite team, you might want to become a football player and try to make your way to the top (or simply play for fun). On the other hand, dreaming about someone famous is also a way for us to get over disappointments in our lives: something big happened that let you down, but dreaming about this famous somebody who’s done something amazing gives us hope and happiness for the future.

 

Other Reasons You Might Dream About Someone

Other Reasons You Might Dream About Someone

Sometimes when you dream about someone- no matter who it is- it has absolutely no correlation to the actually individual. Sometimes these people are there to symbolize things you’re feeling or things that are going on in your life. Sometimes these dreams are meant to help you see through problems, get over a bad experience, or bring you hope and joy. Never read too deep into the actual person- pay more attention to what is going on in the dream and how the dream made you felt. As we all know, dreams can be incredibly real sometimes- and sometimes that’s exactly what we need to see through situations or feeling in our current lives.

 

What’s the craziest, weirdest, or most wonderful dream you’ve had involving a certain someone? What do you think the dream meant, and how did it make you feel?

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    Noumane

    March 22, 2020 at 12:15 pm

    I was in an airplane sitting next to my brother and on my left seat there was this girl (Sandra) I know sitting with her best friend. She was laughing really loud and I was telling her to shut up and everyone was annoyed and my brother got upset he stood up to try and shut her up but I was holding him while telling him to just leave her alone but then he overpowered me and suddenly the plane lost its balance and we were upside down at that time when the plane just starting tearing up. At that time, It’s like our souls were united and I started seeing all kind of colors and stuff and for a second I saw Sandra with her best friend naked kissing and my eyes just started enlarging and like covered my whole body( and btw she’s not gay ) then I found myself lying down in like a Sahara desert and I was heating up and then I could see the water but the more I get closer the more it disappears until I finally almost ran out of breath and thats when I woke up.

    • web admin

      web admin

      March 25, 2020 at 1:53 pm

      This dream seems to be a manifestation of various social and emotional relationships that you are maintaining. Your friend may be gay, and this dream may have been insightful in regard to her desires. Make a decision about what you want for your future. Nourish your connection with her by spending additional time together in person.

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    muse

    March 16, 2020 at 7:44 am

    earlier i dreamed about having a romantic relationship with someone from my high school days whom i haven’t talked to for a long time. also, i used to have a crush on that someone during high school. i’ve also met him and talked to him once last year but that’s it. it didn’t spark anything between us. is this telling me something I should keep in mind?

    • web admin

      web admin

      March 16, 2020 at 3:20 pm

      Your dream may be a reflection of your social and emotional desires. It seems that you should take this time to determine what you want for your future. If there is someone that you want to strengthen your connection with, then speak with that person about your thoughts and feelings. You will be able to nourish your relationship by spending additional time together in person.

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    Natasha Kunselman

    February 29, 2020 at 11:03 pm

    So my boyfriend and I are on a break and I had a dream about him that we got back together and went to prom and I met his family so stuff. So what does this mean

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      web admin

      March 3, 2020 at 3:40 pm

      The dream may have happened because you miss being with him. You may just also miss being anyone, so your subconscious mind gave you a dream of someone you were recently in a relationship with. Whatever the case, I wouldn’t read too much into it because it’s very easy to confuse dream feelings with real feelings.

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    Bellies

    February 23, 2020 at 5:37 am

    So today i dreamt about running away from a ghost when i was using the washroom then after i came out i was at a room with two guys one guy is my ex crush that ii like for 6 and a half years but i dont like him already then another guy is my new crush but not so sure if i really do like him a not but both of them were quarreling over me but i just stood there

    • web admin

      web admin

      February 23, 2020 at 6:44 pm

      This dream is a reflection of your thoughts regarding ghosts and other social influences that you may have. You are no longer interested in your ex crush, so you should take this time to make a decision about what you want for your future. If there is someone in your life that you are interested in spending additional time with, then speak with that person about your thoughts and feelings.

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    Kitty

    February 19, 2020 at 3:57 am

    I had a dream where I saw my best friend again. She had moved away in real life and I haven;t seen her since. I only text her.

    • web admin

      web admin

      February 25, 2020 at 5:49 pm

      This dream is a manifestation of the strength of your social and emotional relationship with your best friend. The two of you are now distant, so you may want to take this time to determine what you feel is most appropriate. If it is possible to see her in person, then do so. If not, then nourish your social relationships that are present in your life.

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    Madison

    February 18, 2020 at 7:06 pm

    I keep having these recurring dreams about my stepdads family. (My dad was never in my life so their family was) And its the exact same dream. It starts out at their house, everything is fine we are laughing having a good time, then all of the sudden everyone is outside and we are being herded by these killer wolfs and we are stuck and cant do anything. And Then I jump and charge at the wolfs to try to protect my family? But everything slows down and then the dream just ends and I always wake up at that same spot every time. What does this mean? WHy does it keep happening

    • web admin

      web admin

      February 26, 2020 at 11:07 am

      The dream seems to show how much you love your family and want to protect them. The fact that you charged at the wolves in the dream shows that you want to risk your own health and happiness at times in order to help your family and keep them safe.

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    Artemis

    February 13, 2020 at 5:16 pm

    I had a dream about a guy that I kinda like and I sat next to him and some other boy I don’t remember. and I was with my friends and they were standing up I think or sitting somewhere else. and my friends and I were late to some thing I cant remember but when we got there like I said I sat by two guys, one of them being the guy I kinda like. what does this mean?

    • web admin

      web admin

      February 13, 2020 at 8:03 pm

      The dream happened because you like that guy and you want to be around him. You may not be confident that he likes you back in your waking life, which is why you dreamed that he was around you in a non-romantic way. Whether or not he can like you back in your waking life depends entirely on you and the steps you take to win him over. Good luck!

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    Nick

    February 1, 2020 at 3:16 pm

    I’ve dreamed of a girl, who I (at one time) thought was interested in me as I was interested in her, who I haven’t talked to or seen in more than a year. I just had a dream about seeing her in a public place, and she brought up the fact that I liked her, and WAS interested in me. What could this mean?

    • web admin

      web admin

      February 1, 2020 at 6:01 pm

      The dream just shows what you would like to have happen because you like her. Whether she could be with you or not depends on how she feels in real life. There is no way to know from just a dream if she likes you back or not. If I were you, I’d make a move and see what happens. The worst that can happen is you’ll find out that you should move on. And, in the best-case scenario, you’ll get to actually be with the girl of your dreams.

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    BROOKLYN

    January 31, 2020 at 6:05 am

    last night I had a dream about a boy that I’ve never talked too. I always see him in the halls at school. Lately ive been seeing him a lot. I woke up after the dream last night around 2am, and than I had another dream about him! He is a bit older than me but he recently became friends with all of my friends. I’m not sure what this means

    • web admin

      web admin

      February 3, 2020 at 8:38 pm

      It is possible that your feelings for him are growing. Make a decision about what you want for the future of this relationship. If you feel that this relationship is viable, then speak with him about your thoughts and feelings. Give him an opportunity to share himself with you as well.

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    Imran Khan

    December 1, 2019 at 6:55 am

    Yeah, that’s all I agree with your thoughts in reference to the reason behind the dream about someone.
    Definitely, there will always be a connection to your reality or fantasy when you dream about someone.
    You have summarised all valid points here, Thanks for sharing the post.

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    Alex (15)

    November 26, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    I am constantly dreaming/thinking about guys, just guys in general, It’s nothing too touchy, but just me talking to them and having a generally good time. Irl, people don’t happen to talk to me much (I am shy and I never start conversations) The thing is, I have never been in a relationship before, but I’m always dreaming about being in one…

    • web admin

      web admin

      January 24, 2020 at 11:46 am

      It seems that you are interested in maintaining a romantic relationship with someone at this time. Make a decision about what you want for your future. Nourish your relationships by spending additional time together in person.

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    Italia

    November 24, 2019 at 8:19 pm

    Last night I had a dream that my boyfriend and I went on a date and the next night he wanted to break up with me and I woke up from the dream crying and that morning before I got up from my bed I got a text from him telling me how much he loved me and I was overwhelmed with happiness but I am still afraid that dreams like that hold parts of the future… I just dont want to push it off and then have it happen to me..

    • web admin

      web admin

      January 27, 2020 at 8:02 pm

      This dream is not a reflection of the future, though it is possible that your shared experiences may have given you a reason to be concerned. However, it is clear that he cares about you. Nourish your relationship by spending additional time together in person.