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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    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?

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      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?

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      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…

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      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.

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    Tina

    November 22, 2019 at 8:55 pm

    I had a dream about getting with my friends best friend, having my first kiss but hours before that, I told my friend I was interested in him (and actually am since earlier this year) but I see his friend everyday in my chem class and have never even talked t him before, why would I get this dream?

    • web admin

      web admin

      February 4, 2020 at 12:39 am

      This dream could be a reflection of your social and emotional desires. The person who appeared in your dream may be a placeholder for someone else in your life. You will find great benefit in sharing your positive energy with the world.

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    Soul thought

    November 20, 2019 at 7:05 am

    Did comments move to another location. Cant see anything new after sept 2019. I posted yesterday and cant find it

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      February 4, 2020 at 3:06 am

      Thank you for your support. We are working through past comments at this very moment.

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    InTouch

    November 19, 2019 at 6:11 am

    I had a dream that I was in a truck with a sunroof and a friend that has pasted about 3 years ago now, she was driving and all of a sudden she puts it in reverse and goes 90 mph in reverse and I beg her to stop slow down and her face is determined and she wouldn’t even look at me. I see a van behind us and car behind it and so I try to brace myself and we smash it. I look over at her and she slam against the window and I feel myself slipping out the seatbelt like I was going to come out the sunroof and I hold the roof and whatever to stay put. Truck comes to a stop the windshield is shattered and falls in on us and then somehow, I get out, I have pieces of glass all in my face and neck. 911 gets called. the medics and fire rescue come, my ex, in which we share a child together and we don’t talk and he has never been apart of our sons life or anything for over 16 years now, is one of the guys and 2 others which I knew (now can’t remember who they were) and I am placed in the ambulance to be takin to hospital. I can’t remember too much now. But my ex was trying to get the glass out my face and I had blood everywhere. what I do remember was telling him I will always have love for him and he smiled and then everything was fading into something else and I woke up. I remember feeling in my dream telling him that was awkward but I don’t know why it was said. My ex and I don’t communicate. When we do its like few times and it’s about, maybe every 2 years. Seeing my friend who is passed was a shocker. What could this mean

    • web admin

      web admin

      February 4, 2020 at 3:26 am

      This dream seems to be a manifestation of various influences in your life. It is possible that you are dealing with a stress in your life that is due to the actions of someone that you know. The accident could be a sign of your knowledge of your friend’s experiences.

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    Jules

    November 16, 2019 at 6:14 am

    I just had a dream. I dreamed of a guy that I don’t think of daily but see him at least once a week. I dreamed something terrible happened to me, he was there to save me, comfort me and then take of something I loved very much. I haven’t liked him before but now I am so confused. What is this dreams meaning? Will something bad happen to me? Should I tell him about the dream? I’m not THAT close to him.

    • web admin

      web admin

      February 7, 2020 at 10:38 pm

      This dream is not a manifestation of the future. You don’t need to tell him about your dream, but you should take the opportunity to nourish your relationship. Make a decision about what you feel is appropriate, and speak with him about your thoughts and feelings. Give him an opportunity to share himself with you as well.

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    Shelby

    November 15, 2019 at 3:43 pm

    I had a dream about my deceased dad, It was in a home (I didn’t recognize it but at the same time did) And he was telling me to put quarters into a tv(Idk what it was) I did but after that there was suddenly leaves on the floor and for some reason they where catching on fire. I told him and he put out the fire but the fire made a circle and there were leaves still surrounding. and shortly after that dream ended (It actually didn’t feel like it ended) Another one started up and it was about my crush (I don’t know if I like him as much now, but this dream happened when I still liked him a lot), but it was like a different timeline because my crush in this dream was being bullied. And in the dream, I stood up for him and he started to like me. The only way I could tell that was because In my dreams they would close upon his face with his eyes sparkling. And he took me to this hideout. This ‘hideout’ is something that I remember from one of my old dreams. It’s made out of cardboard and you had to climb up these face like holes in the cardboard to get to the top to the cardboard building. We were climbing up to the top and before I got to the top my dream ended.
    Can you help me understand this dream please?

    • web admin

      web admin

      February 8, 2020 at 12:01 pm

      It is clear that you felt a strong connection with your late father, and this dream is a manifestation of your feelings for him. The experiences within the dream are signs of your desire to communicate with him again. Similarly, this dream contains your crush, and it is possible that you want to nourish this relationship. Nourish your relationship with your crush by spending additional time together in person.

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    Travis Sleighter

    November 7, 2019 at 7:43 pm

    So I’ve been visualizing a particular life. In it I have a successful motivational speaking and coaching business. I have been working on the coaching business but never uttered a word about wanting to be a speaker. The girl I’m seeing told me she had a dream last night where I was on stage and she was in the crowd but described it just as I have been in my morning visualization practice. What does this mean?

    • web admin

      web admin

      February 14, 2020 at 8:15 pm

      It sounds like the girl you are seeing has a very clear understanding of you, what you want out of life and your talents, even if you haven’t gone into detail with her about all of your abilities.

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    Amelia

    October 7, 2019 at 11:21 am

    I had a dream the other night and this guy who I used to friend with was in it?!
    (BACKSTORY: we were like really close and I had a crush on him for a bit and he did on me for a bit too. Then one day he started airing me and pretending I don’t exist) I havent properly talked to him in like 2 years but I do see him around school in some of my lessons.
    In my dream he appeared and basically proposed and said how much he missed me – and now I’m so confused – WHY DID I HAVE THIS DREAM? 🙁

    • web admin

      web admin

      February 4, 2020 at 8:38 pm

      You haven’t spoken with him for years. It is possible that there was something in your life that reminded you of him. Make a decision about what you feel is appropriate. If you feel that it would be beneficial for you to reach out to this person from your past, then do so.

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    Willow

    October 3, 2019 at 5:33 pm

    I had a dream where a guy in my class was naked and we were swimming together in this weird pool. I don’t even like him, we are just friends.

    • web admin

      web admin

      January 23, 2020 at 2:22 pm

      You may be interested in developing a new social relationship. It seems that you need to make a decision about what you want for your future. If you want to speak with him about your thoughts and feelings, then do so.

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    Jessica

    September 26, 2019 at 3:49 am

    Hello,i have this dream about a particular guy i know,but we don’t talk.i don’t even think about him,but in my dreams he tells me how much he likes me,we go intimate and all.i’m worried why it’s him i see in the dreams…instead of the person i truly like.

    • web admin

      web admin

      December 28, 2019 at 12:32 am

      The person in your dream may be a placeholder for someone else. It is possible that he is an amalgamation of various qualities that you find attractive. You are aware that you are interested in maintaining a relationship with someone at this time, so make a decision about what you feel is appropriate. Speak with the person in your life about your thoughts and feelings, and give him an opportunity to share himself with you as well.

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    Cheryll

    September 23, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    I dream of me and my classmate were in a some sort of bar,kissing each other. actually she’s a girl, and I’m a way attractive to a girl tho. Is it an indication that this girl may be possible thinking of me and like me??

    • web admin

      web admin

      December 24, 2019 at 11:17 am

      Unfortunately, it is just a myth that someone is thinking of you if you dream of them. The dream may show your attraction to her and perhaps the hope that she could like you. There is no way of knowing if she likes you back or not from just a dream, so make a move in real life if you want to find out for sure. Good luck!

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    Camprice

    September 22, 2019 at 5:57 am

    I’ve dreamt about my ex. We’ve just broke up a month ago. He was in my dream, I was trying to get his attention until I just walk away and then when I walk away he followed me and hug me tightly. I was really happy and feel so overwhelmed . The feeling when you really miss someone and finally see him again . All my worries at that time fade away with his hug. It was a very nice feeling. What does it mean?

    • web admin

      web admin

      December 23, 2019 at 7:21 pm

      You still have memories of being with him in the past, so it only makes sense that these memories would appear from time to time in your dream. This dream could have been random. It is also possible that the dream occurred because you want to have a close, loving relationship like that in your real life, so your subconscious mind gave you a dream involving a previous romantic relationship.

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    Fgh

    September 19, 2019 at 3:57 pm

    I had a dream where my crush put the back of his left hand on my cheek and his hand was hot, but not burnt. His hand was clean and very pretty, but very hot to the touch. I remember in the dream him looking from his hand to my face and back again. I began to move my left hand upwards but woke up before I got there.

    • web admin

      web admin

      December 21, 2019 at 6:37 pm

      This dream is a sign that you are interested in nourishing a relationship with your crush. The heat of his hand could be an indication that you feel that he is a powerful figure in your life. It is also possible that you are aware that he is someone who runs hot. If you want to maintain a romantic relationship with him, then speak with him about your thoughts and feelings. Have a great day, Fgh!

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    Joy

    September 16, 2019 at 6:53 am

    I had a dream in dat dream there’s these particular road I was going to some1 appeared to me and was telling me with a great force to go back immediately I accepted going back I wokeup. Please help me interpret

    • web admin

      web admin

      December 20, 2019 at 8:58 pm

      Traveling in dreams may be a sign that you are currently following a path in your life. This may be related to your social relationships, your behaviors, or your desires. The warning in your dream seemed to be made with the intention of preventing you from continuing on a path that you are currently taking. If there are any behaviors that you are making at this time that you are aware are harmful to you or others, then ensure that you alter your behaviors in a positive manner. Have a great day, Joy!

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