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What Does It Mean When You Dream About Your Crush?

What Does It Mean When You Dream About Your Crush?Updated on October 18, 2020 | Published on September 23, 2020
Reviewed by Dr. Nereida Gonzalez-Berrios, MD, Psychiatrist

What does it mean when you dream about your crush?

Dreams are a major part of our human experiences, and we all dream about all sorts of bizarre things. But have you ever had a dream about a current or old crush and asked yourself what it might mean if anything? Such dreams are usually indicative of our desire towards that person, but that’s not all they are limited to. If you too have ever wondered – what does it mean when you dream about your crush, then you have landed at the right spot.

Following is an interpretation of 18 types of dreams that we have related to crushes – both old and new. Read on and find out the interpretations of the most common dreams of this kind.

1. What does it mean if you dream about your crush?

If you are if you are dreaming about your current crush, or someone you like right now, there’s no doubt that it is a wish fulfillment dream. You want to be with your crush in real life, and you’re probably spending all your day thinking about them. Therefore, it makes sense that you will be dreaming about that person as well.

Moreover, dream dictionaries also state that dreaming about their crush may also represent your own feelings. That particular person in your dreams is too good for you. Maybe you are feeling jealousy that you are not good enough for them. Or maybe you are not attractive enough for them, and will never get to experience being with them. Such a dream about your crush signifies the fact that you are spending too much time looking at someone you want. And not enough time trying to get what you want, that is your crush.

In other words, it may be your subconscious mind’s way of telling you to stop waiting. And go ahead and ask them out.  

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The frequency of your dreams about your crush is also important. If you are dreaming about your crush on a near daily basis, it may be because you are thinking about them all day, every day. And are having difficulty expressing your feelings. It’s a way for your subconscious mind to nudge you in the right direction. And push you to go ahead and tell them the truth.

2. What does it mean to dream about an old crush?

Dreaming about an old crush in a positive way is indicative of the fact that you may be experiencing good luck. Or new opportunities may be knocking on your door in the near future. It’s also possible that you are really enjoying your life right now, whatever you have going on.

On the other hand, maybe you dream about an old crush in a negative way. For example, if you do not like them anymore in the dream, or if something is preventing you from being with them, it is possible that it’s a reflection of your current life situations. In such cases, you may be experiencing some events where you are feeling too scared. Or are embarrassed to really go after what you want.

Dreaming about crushes may also be because you are repeating the same pattern in your waking relationship. So, dreaming about an old crush is perhaps a consequence of your subconscious mind realizing that there are some similar qualities between your current partner and the old crush you dreamt about.

What does it mean when you dream about your crush?
What does it mean when you dream about your crush?

3. What does it mean when I dream about my crush ignoring me?

This type of dream generally has a psychological cause. If you dream that your crush rejected you, it may be a manifestation of your real-life anxieties. It’s very likely that there are certain issues you need to work on. And one of them may be that you have a crush on someone. But you don’t think you’re good enough for them.

It’s also possible that you think that you’re not good enough for anyone. And that is why you don’t even try to take things forward. In such cases, the first thing you should do is tell the person you like that you like them. And leave the consequences to fate. Secondly, if you are experiencing anxieties and insecurities, do consider getting a therapist.

4. What does it mean to dream about your celebrity crush?

If you dream about a celebrity crush, it’s very likely because of the fact that you admire that person. It’s also possible that your only want is to meet someone who has similar qualities as your celebrity crush.

The celebrity can also be a metaphor for something else in your life. Oftentimes, a celebrity that features in a dream is a reflection of the person’s own goals. Also, it is possible that such dreams represent your base desires. Therefore, these kinds of dreams may also be drawing your attention towards a particular aspect of your own nature.

It’s possible that we are struggling with defining or expressing something in life. The key takeaway from such a dream is to be more spontaneous in life and stop trying to rationalize everything. Life cannot be planned, and oftentimes, the plans that we do have end up in shambles. Sometimes, you need to let loose and go with the flow wherever life is taking you.

5. What does it mean to be dreaming about a crush who doesn’t like you?  

Your crush not liking you is not a great experience. If you dream that your crush dislikes you, it may be indicative of the fact that, in real life, your subconscious mind is telling you to stop wasting your time after one person and move on. It can also mean that your mind wants you to focus on a new start. Instead of just obsessing over one person.

Having said that, sometimes bad dreams can also predict happiness. If your crush doesn’t like you in your dream, it’s possible that something nice and wonderful is waiting for you in your waking life. Meaning that they do indeed like you. In any case, you will never know if you don’t at least try telling them how you feel.

6. What does it mean to dream of your crush being with someone else?

If you dream that your crush is with another girl or boy, it may be representative of your feelings towards other people. For instance, it may suggest that you are anxious about moving forward in a relationship. Dreams are basically a representation of how we feel during the day or when we go to bed. If you dream that you are being rejected or passed over by your crush for someone else, or you dream about your crush dating someone else, it’s possible that you already have those insecurities in your mind. Maybe you think that you don’t deserve someone’s love, or you’re not good enough for them.

It may also be possible that somebody in her life is already rejecting you or betraying you in some way. Sometimes our subconscious mind can see the clues, but it takes our conscious mind sometime to catch up. In such cases, you need to think about why your subconscious mind might be thinking this way. What kind of information you may be overlooking. And how can you rectify these problems or issues that you might have.

7. What does it mean to dream about your crush dying?

This sounds more like a nightmare than a dream. This type of dream is usually not a positive omen and can leave people quite worried, and rightly so. According to dream theory, if you are dreaming that your crush died, it may be because of the fact that your feelings for that person are slowly diminishing or waning. It is probably not any kind of prophecy or prediction about danger 2 that person’s life.

In other words, it’s possible that your crush on that person is not as strong as it used to be. And that is why you are dreaming about this person dying. It’s actually not theirs whose death your subconscious mind is talking about. But instead, the death of your feelings for that person. These dreams may also be a way for your subconscious mind to tell you to move on and forget that person. Essentially, such types of dreams are mostly associated with new beginnings and transformations.

8. What does it mean if you dream that someone has a crush on you?

If you have such a dream, it is likely because you are feeling great about yourself. Your life may be filled with new opportunities and projects that you are excited and thrilled about. On the other hand, if you dream that someone has a crush on you, but you do not like them back, it is possible that although there are new opportunities in your life. But they are not particularly exciting for you.

This type of dream can also have different interpretations depending on exactly who you are dreaming of having a crush on you. For instance, if you are dreaming of someone that your partner has a crush on, it may be because you are feeling threatened or jealous of that person. This may be because of the attention that your partner is showering on them.

According to older dream dictionaries and texts, it is very common for someone to dream of their partner’s crush having a crush on them. It’s mostly a result of jealousy and frustration because of the events happening in your waking life. You may also be spending too much time thinking about your partner’s crush.

9. What does it mean if you dream about getting back together with your crush?

There are many meanings associated with getting back together with your crush. Especially if you have been friends with them or being in a relationship with them previously. It may be indicative of the fact that you missed this person. And you want to rekindle your relationship with them.

It can also mean that the union of opposites is imminent in the future. If you are dreaming that you are getting back together with your childhood crush, it may be because there is some unexpected good news around the corner.  

The spiritual reading of such a dream can also indicate that there are unconscious forces within you. These forces are about to bring a positive transformation. In other words, getting back together with an old crush can mean that you are meeting your highest spirit and connecting with your best self.

10. What does it mean when you dream of having a crush on a stranger?

This type of dream is usually connected to the unfolding of a new type of awareness within your mind. It may mean that you should pay attention to your thoughts. And are learning how to reconnect with yourself. It can also mean that you are just on the verge of a completely new relationship.

If you are having a very specific or a vivid dream about having a crush on a stranger, it can mean that you are feeling socially vulnerable. And that you need to learn how to express these feelings. You may be hiding away from the rest of the world. And now is the time for you to get over this and develop relationships with other people.

In other words, such a ring means that you need to get out there and start having fun.

11. What does it mean when you dream of a crush on someone of the same gender as you?

If you are getting recurrent dreams about having a crush on someone of the same gender, it may be symbolic of you needing a fresh change. This is not dependent on the gender of the crush in the dream world. And the dream interpretations remain the same for men as well as women.

For instance, if a woman has a dream that she is developing a crush on another woman, it can mean that she is bound to have positive bonding time with her female friends. If a man has such a dream about the crush on another man, it may mean that he is about to get success in business or professional careers.

This type of dream can also have a psychological meaning. In the sense that you are now ready to take action about something that is important to you. It can also be a reflection of the types of the relationships you have and their quality in your life.

12. What does it mean to dream of a crush on a teacher?

This is what usually happens with teenagers or college students. It can leave people quite distressed, especially if they do not have any romantic feelings towards their teachers. But dream psychology says that having a dream in which you have a crush on a teacher, whether that teacher is from your past, or your present, can be a symbol of positive growth and development in your life.

This type of dream should not be taken literally. Teachers are a symbol of learning and development in our lives. The dream is indicative of these qualities as well. It can also refer to spiritual enlightenment. Or your subconscious mind’s way of telling you that you need to understand ourselves in a better way.

In old folklore, dreaming of having a crush on your teacher was also indicative of good luck coming your way.

13. What does it mean when you dream of arguing with your crush?

If you were arguing with your crush in the dream, it can mean that you don’t really want to be with that person in real life. It can also mean that there are some compatibility issues between the two of you. Intense arguing may also happen if in the waking world, there are certain tensions between the two of you.

Arguing in your dream may also be representative of your internal conflicts. Maybe you are frustrated that your crush doesn’t notice you. Or maybe you are angry that he or she is with someone else. Maybe you are simply jealous of your crush because of all the attention they get.

14. What does it mean when you kiss your crush in your dream?

Kissing your crush in your dreams is indicative of the fact that you lack affection, passion, love, or intimacy in your waking life. It can also be the simplest explanation – did you want to kiss your crush in your waking life, and you’re constantly thinking about it, which is why something like this shows up in your dream.

According to the dream dictionary, kissing is an intimate act, and dreaming about kissing can also mean that you want to start a relationship with this person in real life. If your crush initiated the kiss, it means that you want your crush to make the first move and ask you out for a date. On the other hand, if you have initiated the kiss in the dream, it means that you don’t have the confidence to do this in the waking life, or you are afraid of rejection.

15. What is the spiritual meaning of dreaming about your crush?

In occult dream books, dreaming about your crush is often associated with experiencing new luck, new opportunities, or new adventures in the near future. If you felt uncomfortable or unhappy in your dream, it may be because you have dealt with the failure, mistakes or unlucky situations in the past.

Alternatively, the spiritual meaning of dreaming about the crush can also be the result of the fact that you have not yet solved your problems. Maybe you are in love with someone from your past life, and your old feelings are coming back.  

It can also mean that your current relationship in the waking world is falling apart, or you are unhappy with your partner. Maybe you are bored with your relationship, or it lacks the passion that you crave. Another spiritual meaning of dreaming about crushes is that the universe is telling you to focus on your self-confidence. Yet another meaning of such a dream can be that you do not have a love life at all, and the universe is telling you to make a move and start living your life.

16. What does it mean to dream of a crush hugging you? 

If you are dreaming about your crush hugging you, it means that your own desire is at the forefront in your mind. Hugging is also a way of feeling comforted and secure in a way. And thus, a dream about a crush hugging you can also mean that you want to be comforted in your waking life, and maybe you are lacking that security and inhibition in your current relationship, if you have one. The best way to find the solution to this problem is to obviously talk to your partner if you are in a relationship.  

17. What does it mean to dream of a crush on a friend? 

If you have a dream that you have a crush on a friend, it may be because you already have a deep desire to be with this particular friend in the waking life. It can also be interpreted as the desire to feel happiness and fulfillment.

We often associate our friends with feelings of happiness, fulfillment, and being loved for who we are. Thus, a dream about a crush on a friend may just be an indication of your yearning for these similar feelings in your relationship in the waking world. 

18. What does it mean if you keep dreaming about your crush? 

If you are obsessively and constantly dreaming about your crush, it means that you have a very deep rooted, secret desire to be with this person. It’s a very positive dream and it shows your hidden emotions and desires for the one that you are dreaming of. On the other hand, if you’re dreaming about it crashed for several months without an end, it may be because we are facing an issue in real life that you cannot solve. 

The issue may be related to your relationship and you are possibly afraid of speaking with your partner regarding the problem. The only solution in this case is to talk it out and find a solution for the problem. 

Is dreaming about a crush good or bad? 

In most of the cases, dreaming about your crush is a good thing, because the dream is about your own desire. It is always good to know what your heart desires in the deepest of its tresses, and dreams are a great way of figuring this out because most of our dreams are aimed at our own pleasures. Dreaming about your crash also means that you have a healthy amount of fascination and attraction towards the opposite sex

Having said that, dreaming about your crush can also be a bad omen, especially if your current circumstances are not that great. For instance, if you already have a long-term partner, and if you’re dreaming about an old crush that you haven’t seen in ages, it may be because you’re not satisfied with your current relationship. In such a case, it might be worth going over things with your partner and finding what the best solution might be to your problems. 

Why do I dream about my crush?

There are many reasons why you might be dreaming about your crush. Many people often dream about their crush from childhood throughout the years. Before you try to understand what these dreams might mean, you need to see what their importance is.

First of all, let’s get one thing out in the open – no one really knows why we dream about anything. Most of us spend nearly 90 minutes every night dreaming, and most of our dreams last just a couple of minutes. Having said that, the longest dreams may continue for 30 to 45 minutes.

Dreams are often associated with symbolism and the deepest desires of our heart. In some cases, a dream may have a spiritual meaning, or it just might be a way for your mind to process whatever happened during the day.

You may be dreaming about your crush because of the following reasons:

1. It might be a wish fulfillment dream, which means that you want to be with your crush, that’s why your subconscious mind conjures them up while you are sleeping.

2. You may be comparing an old crush with your current partner subconsciously because perhaps you do not feel good about the relationship currently. In such cases, you dream about your old crush even if you’re not consciously thinking about them.

3. If you dream about a crush on a stranger, it may be because the dream represents some aspects of your personality and your subconscious mind wants you to explore these possibilities.

4. If you dream about having a crush on someone you know but don’t have feelings for, it’s possible that you may have hidden feelings about this person and are not yet aware of them.

Now, you may be asking yourself if this is a good dream or a bad one. This is entirely dependent on the context of the dream and your life. Many dream psychologists have explored this topic. Austrian psychologist Sigmund Freud and Swiss psychologist Carl Jung have written quite a lot about dream psychology.

Freud believed that our minds drive’s manifest as dreams. In other words, our dreams show us what our innermost desires are. This implies that, at a very basic level, the reason we dream about our crushes is because we want to be loved more.

How to dream about your crush?

If you want to learn how to dream about your crush, the first thing you need to do is spend some time thinking about them during the day, as well as just before going to sleep. You should also try saying their name aloud several times during the day, think of how thinking about them is helping you in feeling good, and looking at their pictures often.

When you go to sleep, try to lucid dream. Initially it will be difficult to control your dreams, but over time it can be done. The most important prerequisite is to set it firmly in your mind that you want to see this person. You should do this several times a day in order to achieve lucid dreaming.

Closing Thoughts

In summary, dreaming about your crush can have a variety of implications. It depends on the type of dream, as well as your current life situation. Ultimately though, you should not harbor feelings for someone for a long time. So, if you have someone in your life that you really like or have a secret crush on, no matter what kind of dreams you have about them, you should tell that person how you feel. Don’t worry about the consequences and learn to take the plunge.