What Does It Mean When You Dream About Your Crush?

By on December 29, 2013

On average every one of us dreams seven times per night. We might not even realise it, but that doesn’t make it any less true. All too often people don’t realise this and claim to never dream, not realising how statistically unlikely that actually is. Since you’re reading this, I think it’s safe to say however that you’re not one of those people. I’m going to take a shot and say that you remember your dreams quite a lot, perhaps most nights, and I’m going to take another shot and say that a lot of them feature a certain, very special, someone.

But what does it mean when your crush keeps popping up in your dreams? Why is it that he just can’t contain himself to real life, why is he flaunting himself in your dreams too? Here’s your answer…

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The Why

‘The why’ in ‘why is your crush dream stalking you?’ is simple – you’re thinking about him in your waking hours and unable to forget about him when you switch off for the night. When we sleep our subconscious gets free reign and in that time it paints us pictures using the people, objects, places and scenarios we’ve been thinking of when we were awake.

There’s not much else to the why, like I said, it’s simple. You’re focussing on him while you’re awake and your subconscious is simply playing on that fact and creating a dream from it.

What It Means

Depending on your beliefs and whether or not you’re superstitious, dreams can either mean nothing or they can mean everything. They can hide clues to the future or your deepest desires or they can simply be nothing more than your mind playing a trick on you. If you don’t believe dreams hold clues to our futures or insights into our souls then I suggest you skip over this section, it may not be for you.

Here’s a few common dreams that may include your crush and what they are commonly interpreted to mean…

To dream you are kissing your crush symbolizes love, affectation and harmony. Your mind is expressing your waking desire to be close to this person and form some sort of attachment, in this case a relationship.

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Don’t panic if you and your crush were arguing in a dream. This doesn’t mean you aren’t compatible as a couple. Arguing in a dream can symbolize tension and that you are trying to resolve an internal conflict. In this case, it’s likely your mind trying to tell you how frustrated it is that your crush is nothing more than a crush. It could show that your mind is ready for the two of you to become more than friends.

If you receive a love note or letter in your dream means that there could be a new relationship ahead of you. It also however symbolizes that you are insecure about something and need reassurance about your feelings or relationship. My advice in this situation is to be hopeful but beware, don’t let your insecurities get the better of you.

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What To Do About It

On a whole, dreaming of your crush shows that you have an unresolved issue with him in real life, namely that he’s only your crush and not your boyfriend. You need to take action in the real world by attempting to get closer to him to see if a relationship is on the cards or not. Either way, your dreams about him are likely to grow fewer, if not stop altogether, as you start to live out your fantasy of speaking to him in everyday life. Chances are, you’ll be happier for it too. Instead of waking up feeling slightly hollow every morning seeing as your dream was only a dream, you’ll end each day feeling fulfilled that you spoke to him.

Try reading my article How To Get Your Crush To Like You for tips on how to interact with your crush in real life. As much as we’d all like to, we can’t go on dreaming forever. It’s time to stop dreaming and start living so go out there and make your crush fall head over heels for you!

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    129571

    March 22, 2020 at 5:20 pm

    I had a dream that me and my crush we’re hanging out a lot and went to amusement parks and it was confusing

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      web admin

      March 25, 2020 at 1:46 pm

      Your dream is a reflection of your social and emotional relationship with your crush. The amusement park could be a sign of your desire to spend time together in person. Speak with your crush about your thoughts and feelings, and give them an opportunity to share themselves with you as well. Nourish your relationship by spending additional time together in person.

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    Ying

    March 18, 2020 at 11:55 am

    I had a dream where my crush was kissing me and then he turn into my brother and I thought that I was crazy but continued as I thought my brother was handsome or something and I woke not knowing what had I just dreamed.

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      web admin

      March 18, 2020 at 8:36 pm

      This dream may be related to the emotional relationship that you share with your crush and your brother. This doesn’t mean that you are attracted to you brother, but rather that you have an appreciation for him. Nourish your relationship with your crush by spending additional time with him in person. As your relationship strengthens, you can speak with him about your thoughts and feelings.

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    Anonymous

    March 17, 2020 at 9:38 am

    I had a dream last night about a guy who ig I’m friends with.
    I met him a while ago, late 2019 and I think we had instant chemistry but I’m not sure if it was friendly or romantic. (I’ve had more experience with girls)
    We met a couple times after but in groups.
    A month or two ago he met my mom and that day was fun but then bc of something that happend to him I got distant. I focused on school work.
    So in my dream i was late to hs. Then i couldnt find first class. I spent the whole 1st class looking for the room number. I realized I was confusing my middle school and hs into one building. Then for 3rd class I saw him. We did some small talk and made a lot of eye contact (like we usually do) and he was being a gentleman. Everything that happend in the dream we did as a team without ever verbally making an agreement.

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      web admin

      March 17, 2020 at 8:49 pm

      The dream probably just shows you wish you could reach out to him again and finally get some closure after the relationship. People often reappear in dreams because they exist in your memories, and they sometimes appear just because you want to have a romance with someone. The dream doesn’t necessarily mean you still have feelings for him in any way. I’d be careful not to confuse dream feelings with real feelings, although it is always possible that you still have feelings for him.

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    Nowi

    March 13, 2020 at 6:22 pm

    i had a dream of my crush 3times, saying he likes me

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      web admin

      March 13, 2020 at 6:48 pm

      The dream reflects the fact that you like your crush and wish that you could be with him. Unfortunately, dreams only reflect the state of the dreamer’s subconscious mind, so it is impossible for a dream to show how a crush actually feels in real life. If you want to find out, just make a move and see what happens!

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    4DAlienfromPluto

    March 13, 2020 at 8:51 am

    I had a dream of my crush. We were just in a classroom setting. Just like any normal day for me. I was sitting next to him and was scrolling through my phone. He was beside me and was trying to get my attention (I think?) nothing out of the blue… It was just different because in my dream he was looking at me in such a dreamy way and its as if he wanted to say something…

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      web admin

      March 13, 2020 at 6:55 pm

      The dream seems to show that you like your crush and you want him to like you back. He is near you in the dream and is trying to get your attention because you wish that he would do that in real life. A dream can only reflect what is going on in your own subconscious mind, so there is no way to know from just a dream if your crush likes you back in real life or not. You can always hope though!

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    Krystal

    March 10, 2020 at 3:33 pm

    I dreamed about meeting my crush in the resort, he was having fun and saw me, he lifted me to the ground hugging me and kiss me all over my face untio he reaches my lips, I was so happy I thought it was real because I really felt his lips.

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      web admin

      March 12, 2020 at 1:14 pm

      The dream represents what you wish would happen in real life. You want your crush to like you and be romantic around you, so you dreamed that he was like that. Since a dream can only show what is going on in the dreamer’s subconscious, there is no way to know if your crush actually likes you in real life or not unless you already know how he feels.

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    Nobody

    March 10, 2020 at 6:38 am

    I had this dream that I was texting my crush on a computer and he said that he liked me. What does this mean???

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      web admin

      March 12, 2020 at 1:13 pm

      The dream most likely reflects a kind of wish fulfillment. You wish that you crush could tell you he likes you in real life, so you dreamed that it happened. Unfortunately, a dream can only show your own subconscious thoughts, fears and desires, so there is no way to know from just a dream if your crush likes you back or not in real life. You can always hope though!

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    Jewel

    March 8, 2020 at 6:27 pm

    I had a dream that my crush pulled me onto his lap kissing me several times on the lips and he said to me I am not going to let you get away….he said I’ve told all of my friends and family about you I can’t let you get away. What do you think this means?

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      web admin

      March 12, 2020 at 2:51 pm

      The dream reflects what you wish would happen with your crush. You want him to tell the world about you and to fall in love with you. Unfortunately, a dream can only reflect what is going on in your subconscious mind. Because of this, there is no way for a dream to show how someone else feels or thinks unless the dreamer actually knows how the other person feels in real life.

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    Sofija

    March 8, 2020 at 6:29 am

    I had a dream I was getting crowned in a castle and my crush was looking at me from the other side of the big room and no one else was in there. After that I went to my own room in the castle and the woman that crowned me told me that I will become a queen and my crush will become my king. That’s where the dream ended. Does this mean anything?

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      web admin

      March 12, 2020 at 8:55 pm

      The dream shows your desire to be with your crush. The fact that you become queen and kind in the dream may mean you feel as if it would be a fairytale come true for this to actually happen in real life. A dream can only reflect the dream’s subconscious thoughts, fears and desires, so there is no way to know from just a dream if a crush likes you back or not. You can always hope though!

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    Torera

    March 7, 2020 at 2:14 am

    I had a dream that my crush teach me Arabic,what does that mean?

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      web admin

      March 12, 2020 at 9:09 pm

      Perhaps you feel like there are abilities, attributes or traits that your crush could teach you, and your subconscious mind just picked a random ability to serve as a placeholder in your dream. It’s also possible your dream is trying to tell you that you could ask your crush to study with you as a way to spend time with him in a one-on-one setting.

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    Daze

    March 3, 2020 at 5:28 pm

    I had a dream that my crush suddenly stood by my side while I was crouching on the ground. He talked to me about my friend and point at her direction outside and he kept on praising her that she is so beautiful. While me I kept myself busy while trying to hide my true feelings and said ah yes she is beautiful and stylish specially on weekends. He kept on praising her while looking at me as if he wanted to prove something as if he wanted to know something. What does this means? Thank you

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      web admin

      March 3, 2020 at 5:55 pm

      The interaction that you had with your crush in your dream could be a sign of your growing feelings for him. However, his behaviors could be an indication that you are aware that he may have feelings for your friend. Take this time for introspection, as this will help you better understand what you want for the future. If you want to share yourself with him, then speak with him about your thoughts and feelings.

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    Ells

    February 27, 2020 at 6:35 am

    My crush likes me back

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      web admin

      February 27, 2020 at 6:32 pm

      Wonderful!

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        yeet

        February 27, 2020 at 7:41 pm

        i had a dream where she was just with me and eventually found out that the love letter was from me that i have in real life anonymously. and eventually we had a bond an be short after we started becoming touchy and agreed to kinda be f*** buddies??? what does that mean???

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          web admin

          February 27, 2020 at 7:55 pm

          From the sound of it, the dream just represents your desire to be with her in real life or to have anyone be attracted to you. The sexual aspect of the dream just probably shows that you want to have some kind of sexual fling in your waking life as well.

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    Ani

    February 26, 2020 at 12:21 pm

    Me amd my crush have never talked but in my dream we got into an argument behind this building in a place i’ve never been before, then out of the blue he says, “I love you” and kisses me on my forehead. He walked away but he looked kind of sad and I felt so bad so I tried to find him but I couldn’t! I can’t figure out what it means :/

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      Ani

      February 26, 2020 at 12:24 pm

      I realised I accidentally posted two of my comments so I apologise for that…

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        web admin

        February 26, 2020 at 1:42 pm

        No problem–it happens a lot. 🙂

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      web admin

      February 26, 2020 at 1:42 pm

      The dream shows that you want to be around your crush and have him interested in you. The fact that you get in the argument may be a reflection that your subconscious doesn’t know if he likes you or not in your waking life. He may have walked away at the end of the dream because your subconscious mind isn’t really sure if this dream could actually happen in your waking life. Dreams can only show the thoughts and feelings going on in your own subconscious, so there is no way to know from just a dream if someone likes you back or not in your real life.

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    Ani

    February 26, 2020 at 12:17 pm

    Me and my crush have never talked before but in my dream we got into a small argument and he says, “I love you” out of the blue and kisses me on my forehead. He walked away and looked a bit sad, so I tried to find him but I couldn’t?

    • web admin

      web admin

      February 26, 2020 at 1:42 pm

      The dream shows that you want to be around your crush and have him interested in you. The fact that you get in the argument may be a reflection that your subconscious doesn’t know if he likes you or not in your waking life. He may have walked away at the end of the dream because your subconscious mind isn’t really sure if this dream could actually happen in your waking life. Dreams can only show the thoughts and feelings going on in your own subconscious, so there is no way to know from just a dream if someone likes you back or not in your real life.

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    QueenYeah

    February 24, 2020 at 6:41 pm

    I had a dream about my crush spending the night at my house and me and him were laying on the floor in a little blanket bed and we were cuddling and then we kissed what does this mean ?!!

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      web admin

      February 24, 2020 at 8:43 pm

      The dream sounds like it is primarily about wish fulfillment. You wish that your crush would like you, spend the night at your house and kiss you. Because of this, all of these things happened in your dream. A dream cannot show how someone else thinks or feels because it only reflects your own subconscious. Because of this, the only way to know if your crush likes you back or not in your real life is to ask him. Good luck!

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    Mary May Maribao

    February 24, 2020 at 6:36 pm

    I currently dream about my crush talked to me if I have hersheys chocolate and later on when I woke up his header on twitter was blank…. and in my dream his older brother went between us when we were talking and he tried to find ways to talk again to me but his brother won’t let him.

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      web admin

      February 24, 2020 at 8:44 pm

      Your crush most likely appeared in your dream because you like him and wish that you could be with him. He isn’t romantic in the dream because you aren’t sure how he actually feels about you in your waking life. You may feel like his older brother could help, but something is holding him or you back.

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      mini

      February 29, 2020 at 4:20 pm

      my crush is my bestfriend, he told me that he liked me when it was valentines day through a note then today, ive dreamt of him kissing me. We’re pretty close inrl so what does that mean-

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        web admin

        February 29, 2020 at 9:40 pm

        He has shared his feelings with you, and now you are dreaming of nourishing a romantic relationship with him. It is clear that the two of you are interested in each other, so speak with him about your thoughts and feelings. Nourish your connection by spending additional time with each other in person.

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    el

    February 22, 2020 at 4:51 pm

    i had a dream about making a online photo collage for instagram with my crush does it mean anything?

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      web admin

      February 25, 2020 at 4:31 pm

      Dreams about doing things with your crush are indications that you are interested in nourishing a relationship with that person. Social media is often an indication of a desire to have a publicly accepted relationship. Take this time to make a decision about what you want for your future, and take whatever action that you feel is appropriate.