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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    BeBe

    January 20, 2020 at 6:53 am

    I recently had a dream that my crush happened to be in, and it was strange, because all I did was turn around and we had this weird handshake and he wouldn’t let my hand go. It was pretty funny.

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      web admin

      January 20, 2020 at 12:07 pm

      The dream probably represents your subconscious thoughts and feelings. You want him to make a move and be so interested in you that he can’t let you go, so you dreamed that this happened as well.

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    Lily

    January 19, 2020 at 7:20 am

    I had a dream that I saw a picture of him being a kid and there was his full name below it. Might sound a bit weird or something…

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      web admin

      January 20, 2020 at 12:40 pm

      Perhaps your subconscious mind feels like you’d have had a better chance with him if you could just go back in time and get to know him at a younger age. It is also possible that the dream shows your desire to learn all about him and get to know his past.

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    Margot

    January 19, 2020 at 4:39 am

    Hi so I’m my dream my crush and I was on a school trip to a ski lodge for a day and we went into this room to learn the safety information and he had his legs up on the Coffey table and my friend was sitting next to him and I asked her if she wanted to sit with me and my crush said she was just helping me practice for my big moment whit the girl I like and I said what girl we were talking that whole time during the safety meeting and after we all left the room and and as I left he was right behind me and he grabbed my hand and pulled me aside and said too bad the girl I like doesn’t like me back and I kissed him. What dose that mean?!

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      web admin

      January 20, 2020 at 2:02 pm

      Your feelings for your crush have caused this dream to manifest. It is possible that you want to maintain a relationship with him, so make a decision about what you want for your future. Speak with him about your thoughts and feelings, and give him an opportunity to share himself with you as well.

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    Vanessa

    January 17, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    Ive had a dream on my crush for two days in a row. In real life I kinda of stalked his ig acc and it used to be in public now its private. He deleted my friends that followed him. We both used to follow each other but he unfollowed me a day after so I did the same. He talks to my parents and says hi to them but never to me. In my dream he confessed to my parents that he liked me and I accepted it. The second dream was him becoming my tutor and we got closer by talking to another. But in real life our conversation is of minimal but if not none at all. I’ve liked him for over 1.5 yrs but I’m still at school and he’s in uni. I should be concentrating in my university entrance exam. I don’t know what to do. These dreams are only a portion of the dreams I’ve had of him.

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      web admin

      January 18, 2020 at 10:35 am

      The dreams happen because you like him and you want him to like you back. It’s impossible for a dream to show how someone else feels unless you already know how they feel. Unfortunately, it sounds like he isn’t interested in real life. It might be hard to move on, but it might be a good idea to focus your romantic energy somewhere else.

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    Disha

    January 17, 2020 at 1:34 am

    Hy, so me and my crush have a hard time facing each other daily because let me say in a sentence : “she turned down my proposal.” But i keep on dreaming about her almost every night but it’s starting to scare me now. But one day i dreamed her kissing me and i felt it so real..I could feel her touch too. And those magical tingles are still there. It felt so real but i know it’ll only stay as a dream!

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      web admin

      January 17, 2020 at 11:50 am

      The dreams represent what you would like to happen and how you want her to respond. Hopefully, her feelings will change someday and you’ll get to experience this in real life. Until then, you can either hope her feelings change or move on to someone else. Good luck!

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    Alexandra

    January 16, 2020 at 1:06 pm

    I dream last night that my crush is confessing but im confuse because i dont know if he is confessing or not but if he is confessing in my dream i ignoring him in my dream

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      web admin

      January 17, 2020 at 1:22 pm

      He probably confessed to liking you in the dream because that’s what you’d like to have happen in real life. Your dream self may have ignored him because you aren’t actually ready for that to happen in real life, or perhaps your subconscious mind thinks that this isn’t actually possible in your waking life.

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      ####

      January 18, 2020 at 7:21 am

      I dream last night my Crush invited me to his wedding but stopped the wedding to be in a relationship with me.BTW it felt like reality 🙂

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        web admin

        January 18, 2020 at 10:19 am

        The dream most likely shows the fact that you like your crush, but you don’t feel like he actually wants to be with you yet. He starts out the dream with someone else because you feel as if he could be interested in someone else in your waking life. He ends the dream with you because that’s what you’d like to have happen in real life.

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    P

    January 13, 2020 at 6:38 pm

    I had a dream I was in a greenhouse. All of a sudden I look up and there’s my crush. He looked at me and smiled. Then we started talking, I started giggling, and he held my hand.

    IRL: him and I aren’t that close. We’ve never been close. We are family friends, so we’ve known each other since we were little but I don’t see him often. I’ve had a crush on him since 4th grade. When we were in middle school, he always teased me, made me laugh, and wanted to hang out with me. But I have so much social anxiety, I was really mean to him and I ignored him sometimes. Also, we were young so what can I say. But now, if I go over his house, he doesn’t even say hi to me.

    • web admin

      web admin

      January 13, 2020 at 7:40 pm

      The dream shows your past feelings for him and what you wish would have happened back then. It may reflect your current feelings, but it may just represent your previous feelings for him. Either way, the only way a dream can show how he can feel is if you already know his feelings.

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      Elvira

      January 13, 2020 at 10:08 pm

      I dreamt about kissing my crush. The thing is, he rejected me last week.

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        web admin

        January 14, 2020 at 12:27 pm

        Your dream is a reflection of your emotional connection with your crush. However, you are aware that he rejected you, so it is unlikely that he is interested in maintaining a relationship with you. If he speaks with you in person in the future, then share your thoughts and feelings with him at that time.

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    Chi

    January 10, 2020 at 9:26 pm

    I used to have a crush on this boy in my church. I decided to stop liking him and move on recently because I felt like he didn’t make any effort into speaking to me although he was always staring at me. Last Sunday, it looked as if he was about to come up to me but I had left church already before I realized that. This past week I’ve just been having very vivid dreams of him chasing after me and trying to form a bond . I dreamt about him two times yesterday infact (In the afternoon and night). I’m seeing him tomorrow and I don’t know whether he’s still feels the same way. Please what do these dreams mean and what do you suggest I do if I see him at church tomorrow. Thank you and love your blog!

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      web admin

      January 11, 2020 at 11:23 am

      It is certainly possible that he is interested in maintaining a relationship with you. If you are interested in him, then speak with him. If not, then focus your energy elsewhere.

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      Hannah

      January 12, 2020 at 7:21 am

      I had a dream I was at a summer camp at night with me, my crush and my friend. as we were walking near the lake, I tripped and fell into the lake, my crush jumped into the lake and saved me. As I was drying up, the camp directors were yelling at me and I started arguing, until I started insulting them. I told one director “that’s why you don’t have a boyfriend”.he starred at me and said “well if you’re so brave kiss your crush” so I did and it was like a movie. 🦋

      • web admin

        web admin

        January 12, 2020 at 10:57 pm

        The dream seems to be a reflection of your desire to be with your crush. The director pushed you to make a move in the dream because your subconscious mind is trying to push you into making a move in real life.

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    Kelvin Jong

    January 9, 2020 at 4:32 pm

    I had a dream about my crush. I was with my friend trying to get home and I decided to pass by her house. When I went inside her house I saw her standing in the compound in pain. Her eyes look red and I could sense something was wrong. When I expressed how worried I was to her she was surprised. She later explained why she was feeling that way. I comforted her with my words and with a pat on the back. We rounded off the conversation with a quick kiss, if felt so real. But as I left I realized she has a guy in reality so I didn’t know why she kissed me.

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      web admin

      January 9, 2020 at 6:56 pm

      The dream just shows what you would like to happen and how you wish your crush would respond. It merely reflects your subconscious hopes and desires. The only way to know how she feels in real life is to make a move and see what happens. Good luck!

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    krystalforbes

    January 9, 2020 at 10:08 am

    i dream about my crush Kaden Tidwell and i don’t know how to tel him my feelings

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      web admin

      January 9, 2020 at 7:00 pm

      The dream just reflects what is going on in your own subconscious. If you want to find out how he feels, you’ll have to ask him. You’ll never know what could happen in the relationship unless you tell him how you feel, so be brave and find out! Good luck!

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    Jenna

    January 7, 2020 at 11:40 pm

    Hi in my dream it was basically a student organization that he supports with his heart was in need fo help to carry some food for charity and i got out of my chair and went where the food was and he was there with a couple of people and got some of the food and carried them to where they had to be and he was impressed with me like he kept eyeing me

    • web admin

      web admin

      January 8, 2020 at 7:26 pm

      The dream shows a desire to be noticed and appreciated by your crush. You may also want to develop qualities like a kind heart and volunteering that make other people admire you–what a great goal to have!

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    Rebecca

    January 6, 2020 at 2:42 pm

    I had a dream where me and my crush were walking home from high school and then I admitted that I like him and he said I like you too and then we kissed on the lips passionately and it felt so real this was last night and my school is still on break

    • web admin

      web admin

      January 6, 2020 at 7:43 pm

      The dream shows your desire to tell your crush how you feel and have him like you back. Unfortunately, it only shows your subconscious thoughts, so there is no way to know from a dream if your crush actually likes you back or not in real life.

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      Mia

      January 7, 2020 at 1:30 pm

      I saw that my best friend was talking with my crush on facetime in a dream. I joined them and I started dancing. I heard his beatiful voice. I haven’t talked to him for a year.

      • web admin

        web admin

        January 7, 2020 at 10:12 pm

        The dream may reflect a desire to have fun and bring some romance into your life. You may not be able to find a romance like this in your waking life, so you dreamed about a previous crush instead.

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        Natalia

        January 12, 2020 at 3:01 pm

        I had a dream about this boy we used to be together but then we broke up but I never lost feelings for him then I started dreaming and thinking about him and then while in my dreams we came across eachother and we got really close and just stated into eachothers eyes

        • web admin

          web admin

          January 12, 2020 at 10:46 pm

          The dream shows what you wish would happen. Since you never got closure or the chance to find out if you could be together in your waking life, your subconscious is trying to give you that chance in your dream.

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    Keiron Giacalone

    January 6, 2020 at 1:27 pm

    in my dream i was dreaming about my ex girlfriend, we are still good friends and she has been dating someone else i use to know. in my dream there where these time trials and i was more or less fighting for her it seemed and then i turn around and she was kissing another friend of mine. what does this mean because know what this means

    • web admin

      web admin

      January 6, 2020 at 7:49 pm

      The dream probably just shows that you recognize that the relationship is over and your girlfriend could move on–although she probably won’t be moving on with that specific guy in real life.

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    Marley Alvory

    January 5, 2020 at 9:13 pm

    Hi,
    I have been dreaming about my ex-crush these few days. However, my crush and I have never seen each other for 8 years from now. I dream about I keep avoiding to face him and he also keep avoiding to face me. In the dream, When he saw me…he packed his bag and sit on another place while looking at me. When I saw him…I quickly run away and hope he would never see me.

    What does the dream means? I have been quite tried of these dreams

    • web admin

      web admin

      January 6, 2020 at 7:59 pm

      He is in the dream because you liked him and wanted to be with him. You keep running away because you were previously afraid to tell him how you feel and make a move. The dream may have appeared just because you have memories of liking him and your subconscious mind used him as a placeholder for the kind of romance you’d like to have now.

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    Lolipop

    January 4, 2020 at 3:34 am

    Hi,
    I had a dream or my old crush (who new that I liked him a few years later and I still didnt want him to know) who came to see me and told me “Why didn’t you told me you loved me before, it could have worked.”. When I woke up I was so impressed by the dream and how true it could be.
    But does that mean it is true or not ? And what does it mean ?

    • web admin

      web admin

      January 4, 2020 at 3:54 pm

      The dream represents your subconscious feelings. Clearly, your subconscious thinks that the relationship could have worked, but there is no way to actually know how your crush felt or if it would have worked.

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    Gela

    December 30, 2019 at 5:03 pm

    I dreamt of him being so clingy to me, his always holding my hand, giving me a hug. And we are always running. People are asking if we are together..and I keep on saying we are just friends. In real life we always see each other. And he’s already committed to someone, but we have this strong connection but we entertain the feeling because his cases and mine.

    • web admin

      web admin

      January 1, 2020 at 12:43 pm

      The dream shows you feel his support and affection, even if he can’t act on that affection in real life. If he’s ever single, try asking him out because many of the best relationships started as just friendships!

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    c

    December 29, 2019 at 11:14 pm

    alright so i’ve been having constant dreams of my crush.
    one of them was a school setting. i asked for his number and he looked kinda flustered and gave it to me.
    now out of the dream, i made a move and asked for his number irl. he said “yeah sure” and looked a little taken aback by what i just asked and stuff.
    last thing.
    my best friend had a dream that i was dating my crush and we were holding hands while giving her a ride to somewhere.
    i have no clue what any of these things mean but it would be great if i could get some help or interpretations! thanks

    • web admin

      web admin

      January 1, 2020 at 12:56 pm

      The dreams happened because of all the thoughts you keep having of your crush and the hope that he could like you. Your friend knows what is going on and hears you talk about him, which is why she also had a similar dream.

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    Teagan

    December 29, 2019 at 8:20 am

    I dreamt that I went on this field trip/trip to a country but I barely remember that part. On our way home though we stopped at this road closed it off and hung around. I find the guy I like out of nowhere, he starts talking about some blood disorder he haves and then we without even thinking end up sitting right next to each other and over time I end up sitting on his knee facing towards him. Our convorsations were really deep and went on for a while and then at the end, he tells me hes going to be cleaning the trucks that we came once we arrived home and offered if I can come. It felt very real and like we had both a strong romantic and friendship connection.

    • web admin

      web admin

      January 2, 2020 at 3:59 pm

      It seems that you are interested in nourishing a romantic relationship with him. When appropriate, speak with him about your thoughts and feelings.

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