19 Meanings When You Dream About Your Crush (2022)

You’ve all heard this joke, or maybe you’ve seen it as a meme:

Q: What is it called when your crush likes you back?

A: Imagination!

But on a serious note, what does it mean when you dream about your crush? It could mean you fell asleep scrolling their social media feed, so no they’re in your sleeping brain. But it could have a deeper spiritual meaning too, so let’s look at a few possible interpretations.

19 Meanings When You Dream About Your Crush (1)

Table of Contents

  • What Does It Mean When You Dream About Your Crush?
    • 1. You Like Them – Duh!
    • 2. You’re a Confident Sort
    • 3. You Should Probably Move On
    • 4. You’re Feeling Anxious
    • 5. You’re Repressing Your Doubts
    • 6. You’re Struggling With Yourself
    • 7. You Have a Fear of Abandonment
    • 8. Your New Love Feels Familiar
    • 9. You’re Rediscovering Yourself – Yay!
    • 10. You’re Learning What You Like
    • 11. That Celebrity Feels Familiar
    • 12. You Should Ask Them Out …?
    • 13. You Secretly Like Your Nemesis?
    • 14. You’re Keen on Knowledge and Growth
    • 15. You’re Seeking Comfort
    • 16. You’re About to Get Good News
    • 17. They’re Thinking About You
    • 18. Question Your Motives
    • 19. You’ve Gained Closure

What Does It Mean When You Dream About Your Crush?

1. You Like Them – Duh!

They say the best way to recover from a crush is to spend time with them. As a cynic once said, familiarity may not always breed contempt, but it takes the edge of admiration. After all, once you get to know a person, you’ll start to see their flaws and they don’t look so shiny!

But if you’re dreaming about your crush a lot, it means yes, you’re really into them, but it also means you’re exploring your feelings. You’re ready to tell them how you feel, but you’re troubleshooting all the things that could go wrong (or right) by playing them out in dreams.

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2. You’re a Confident Sort

Just like the joke says, most of us assume our crushes don’t know we exist. It’s just part of the crushing process, pun intended. So what does it mean when you dream that your crush likes you back and openly acknowledges it? You may even dream of dating or kissing them.

But this dream isn’t just about your crush. It means deep down, you know you’re worthy of love and admiration. Not just from attractive people, but also from bosses, parents, and the world at large. It means you’re confident about your values, skills, and abilities, and that’s hot!

3. You Should Probably Move On

You might have a different dream – one where your crush has died. This isn’t necessarily an omen, so don’t scare your crush by calling them up or asking their relatives whether they’re alive. It’s more likely a metaphorical message. In dreams, death is often a symbol of change.

So while your crush is probably living their best life, your feelings for them might be ‘dying’. Your angels might be telling you this person is wrong for you. Or maybe you can see that incompatibility for yourself. You might even be starting to like someone better suited to you.

4. You’re Feeling Anxious

It’s quite common to dream about your crush rejecting you, but what does it mean? A big part of having a crush is believing your beloved is out of your league. But when this plays out in your dream, you’re probably anxious about deeper things, because rejection hurts!

You may be afraid of failing an exam or messing up a job interview. You may be uneasy about your (lack of?) social skills or your attractiveness in general. Your self-esteem may be low and you feel unworthy of anyone, particularly your crush. So it may help to work on yourself.

5. You’re Repressing Your Doubts

Did you ever do that thing where you lost an opportunity and immediately started bashing it? You find the tickets to your favorite artist are sold out and you convince yourself that you’d have hated the show anyway. Or you tell yourself it’ll probably rain that day and ruin it.

This is what it means when you dream about fighting with your crush. Deep down, you know it’ll never work, so your dreaming brain creates arguments to change your waking feelings about them. Because you can’t admit you can’t have them, you fight them while you sleep.

6. You’re Struggling With Yourself

Another unsettling dream is when your crush ignores you, even though you’ve previously interacted. This could also manifest as a dream of fighting with your crush. In these two scenarios, your crush could represent an aspect of yourself, a characteristic, hobby, or habit.

(Video) Dream interpretation by Gogo Skhotheni

It’s a part of yourself that you’re hiding, repressing, fighting, or trying to get rid of, but you’re doing it all subconsciously. So you ‘other’ this quality by making it about a crush. You may need to do some exploratory work to see exactly what it is you’re really struggling against.

7. You Have a Fear of Abandonment

This term gets thrown around so much it’s almost a cliché now. But abandonment issues go far deeper than casual rejection and are often rooted in childhood neglect. If you dream about your crush dating someone else, it’s probably an expression of deep loss and longing.

The dream triggers – and is informed by – your (mistaken) core value that everyone will eventually leave you and that you’re not worth being around. This is a tough worldview to shift, but it can hold you back from reaching your full potential, so consider working on it.

8. Your New Love Feels Familiar

If you’re with someone new (or maybe you’ve just moved into a neighborhood or started a job), you might dream about an old flame. Sometimes, the dream isn’t directly associated with any novel experience. Maybe you just had a normal day then you dreamed about them.

This usually means something in your waking life has reminded you of that old crush. Maybe you walked past someone wearing the same perfume as your old crush or driving the same car. Or your current crush may have the same hairstyle or dress sense. It’s all about memory.

9. You’re Rediscovering Yourself – Yay!

Would you walk up to a (hot) stranger and kiss them on a dare? Some people would – even without the peer challenge! But what does it mean when you do it in a dream? That attractive person represents something about yourself you hadn’t noticed, but that you genuinely like.

If you kissed a guy in the dream, it means you’re leaning into your boldness and masculine strength. If you kissed a girl, you’re finding your softness, intuition, and yin vibe. Assuming you both liked the dream kiss, this interpretation cuts across genders and orientations.

10. You’re Learning What You Like

As we’ve just mentioned, you can dream about kissing a hot strange girl even if you’re not a lesbian. But does the dream have a different meaning when you’re straight? Not really, so don’t rush out of the closet you didn’t know you were in. It probably means you like softness.

Yes, there’s a possibility you’re discovering that you’re bi, pan, or omni, but it’s more likely you like gentler guys with ‘feminine qualities’ like empathy and warmth. For straight guys, it may mean you like assertive women who display ‘masculine traits’ like daring and brashness.

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11. That Celebrity Feels Familiar

If you find yourself dreaming about a celebrity crush, consider making a pros and cons list. No, we’re not talking about the potential benefits and drawbacks of flying to Hollywood and expressing your love. We mean you should take a closer look at what you (dis)like in them.

Why does this matter? Because it’s probably not the celebrity themselves that you’re into. It’s something about them, like an outfit, a character trait, or a personality quirk. You want these things or qualities for yourself, and you can’t develop them until you identify what they are.

12. You Should Ask Them Out …?

This is the most literal interpretation of a dream about your crush, and it’s possibly the scariest one. As Josh suggests, you could take Occam’s razor approach and just ask them out. After all, whatever else the dream was trying to say, this person is on your mind a lot.

So as Billy Ocean once crooned, ‘Get out of my dreams, get into my car.’ What’s the worst that could happen? Well, they could laugh and say no, and we said before that rejection does cause physical pain. But at least you’ll know you tried … it’s better than wondering what if …

13. You Secretly Like Your Nemesis?

What if you dream about someone you can’t stand, or maybe someone inappropriate? It could be your sister’s spouse, your brother’s girl, or even your married butcher. Why dream about someone you shouldn’t be with and could never have? It’s not what you think!

Don’t panic, you don’t (necessarily) have a forbidden crush. It just means there’s something about them you’re subconsciously attracted to. Maybe you like how they talk, or how they do their hair, or how they treat their partner. You’re crushing on the character, not the person.

14. You’re Keen on Knowledge and Growth

A lot of us have experienced crushes on authority figures. This could be your pal’s parent, your teacher, or even your boss. Naturally, these are crushes you can’t act on (without getting someone fired or arrested, so don’t you dare!). But you can’t keep them out of your dreams…

What does this signify though? Well, dreaming about crushing on your teacher could mean you have a keen interest in learning things. It’s not necessarily about the subject they teach. It’s more about how they share knowledge and the fact they know so much. You like that!

15. You’re Seeking Comfort

We’ve mentioned dreams about dating or kissing your crush as indications of self-confidence and security in who you are. But what does it mean when your crush hugs you during a dream? Well, hugs aren’t always erotic – they rarely are. But they can still be quite intimate.

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And they often show affection and warmth, even if you’re a hugger that opens their arms to strangers. So dreaming about a hug from your crush probably means you’re vulnerable. You badly need TLC, validation, affirmation, even if this comfort doesn’t come from your crush.

16. You’re About to Get Good News

Some people spend their whole lives in the house, village, or town where they were born. Others leave as soon as they can and get as far away as possible. And whichever category you fall under, you probably lost childhood friends when a family moved for better opportunities.

So what does it mean when you dream about a childhood crush? Especially if you dream of getting back together with them? No, it doesn’t mean they’re coming back to town. It means you’re about to receive good news or good luck, re-igniting those pleasant crush-like feelings.

17. They’re Thinking About You

If you have some kind of relationship with your crush, it’s possible you’ll cross their mind. This could happen if it’s someone at work, in your class, a neighbor, or someone you can expect to see in your waking life. They know that you exist, and probably know your name.

So if this crush pops up in your dreams, it could mean they’re thinking of you. They might have just mentioned your name in passing. Don’t vaguely say you dreamed about them. They’ll assume it was sexual and may take offense. If you must tell them, share the details.

18. Question Your Motives

But what if the dream about your crush actually was a sensual one? In this context, you may have to take a closer look before you define the meaning. Focus on who initiated that erotic interaction. If you started things, it means you figuratively want to make your crush happy.

This happiness doesn’t have to be a sexual thing – you just want to give them pleasure. But if it was your crush that started things up, it could mean there’s probably a psychological void that you’d like your crush to fill. You need to do some work and figure out what’s missing.

19. You’ve Gained Closure

Dreams about crushes often have a sense of absence and longing attached. It invokes the feeling of wanting something you could never have. So consider how you felt during the dream. It’s common to feel elated or disappointed, depending on the situation in the dream.

But what if the dream leaves you feeling calm and content? This dream has very little to do with what your crush was doing in the dream. They could accept, reject, kiss, or hug you, but you still feel at ease. It means you’re finally at peace with past disappointments and failures.

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FAQs

What do my dreams about my crush mean? ›

The good news is that dreaming about a crush represents doors of possibility opening up in your life, says Arzt. “You may be excited about the idea of being with your crush, but it can also mean you're excited about anything else that lies ahead,” she says. “Dreams can shed insight into your desires.

Is it true that if you dream about your crush they are thinking about you? ›

When you dream about someone, are they thinking of you? The idea that when you dream about somebody, they are dreaming about you is a common misconception. This is actually a false assumption because your brain never stops making new connections, even when sleeping.

How do you know what your crush thinks of you? ›

Someone who is super interested in you will want to talk to you all the time. If you and your crush have lengthy conversations often, or even just send a few short texts throughout the day, it's likely that they have strong feelings for you. This could also be a sign that your crush thinks of you as a very good friend.

What does it mean to dream of someone I like? ›

These feelings come to the surface as a fragment of your imagination in your dreams. Dreaming about someone you like, just means you want to be with the person. Call it attraction, infatuation, fascination, love or anything else. You secretly hope to be with the person you like and spend time with him/her.

How long does a man's crush last? ›

Of course, a limerence stage can last a very short or long period of time, but, on average, this state generally lasts between three months and 36 months. The more contact and sexual intimacy people have during the limerence stage, the more likely it is that the crush will fade more quickly.

Why do I keep dreaming about the same person romantically? ›

If you're dreaming about the same person romantically, it can mean that you have a deep connection with them. It might also mean that your subconscious is trying to tell you something about your relationship with the other person.

How do you know if someone is thinking about you constantly? ›

You Dream About Them

This is especially true for people who have not seen each other for a long time. If they are thinking actively about you, it might be enough to trigger a psychic manifestation in your dreams. Sometimes, these dreams are so vivid and intense that they might hint at what the person is thinking.

How do you get your crush to crush you back? ›

Here's everything you need to know to get your crush to like you back.
  1. Put yourself out there. ...
  2. Make subtle gestures. ...
  3. Spend time with them — but don't go overboard! ...
  4. Listen! ...
  5. Find out what your crush is passionate about. ...
  6. Make eye contact. ...
  7. Buy your crush a hot drink. ...
  8. Don't be afraid to confess your feelings.
Dec 8, 2021

How do I know if my crush thinks Im cute? ›

10 Signs Your Crush Thinks You're Attractive
  • They allow you into their personal space. ...
  • They send you nonverbal signals. ...
  • They often spend time with you. ...
  • They're very engaged with you. ...
  • They're more attentive towards you. ...
  • They laugh more around you. ...
  • Their friends tease them about you. ...
  • They actively reach out to you.
Nov 8, 2021

What does it mean when I dream my crush likes me back? ›

If you are dreaming that your crush has proposed to you or likes you back, then it signifies your personality traits of being confident. You may be sure and optimistic that things will work out between you both. So, if you've had this dream, gear up and get ready to tell the love of your dreams.

Why do I see him in my dreams? ›

Dreaming about someone can be a sign that they are thinking or dreaming about you. This might come as a great surprise to you! If you dream about someone you have not seen for a long time they are likely thinking about you or might make an appearance in your life soon.

When you dream about someone are they thinking of you? ›

Does it mean they are thinking about me? While dreaming about someone usually means they are thinking of you, dreaming of the same person over and over again could also mean that they have thought of you so much that when you dream about them, it's just another instance where that thought enters your head.

How can I turn my crush into love? ›

But sometimes your crush needs a little push.
  1. Be Confident. ...
  2. Give Him the ~Signal~ ...
  3. Let Your Body Language Say It All. ...
  4. Show Interest (And Realize Disinterest) ...
  5. Make It Known That You're Available But Also Have Your Own Schedule. ...
  6. Be Yourself While Maintaining Some Mystery. ...
  7. Don't Play Games. ...
  8. Do Something Fun Together.
May 29, 2015

How long is too long for a crush? ›

But what is too long to have a crush? In reality, according to psychologists, a typical crush usually lasts for FOUR MONTHS. If the feeling persists, what you feel is what we like to call, “being in love.”

How do guys act when they have a crush? ›

If a boy really has a crush on you, then he'll be likely to give you all of his attention. He'll turn his body toward you, make eye contact, and won't look around for his other friends or text them during your conversation (unless he uses his phone as a crutch because he's nervous).

What do romantic dreams mean? ›

This type of dream can really give you a clue about how to fix or improve your current relationship. Consider what you were doing and how you felt in the dream. Your intuition may be telling you to address a certain part of your relationship (or part of him) you are not particularly happy with.

What does it mean to have romantic dreams about someone? ›

In short, an intimate dream about someone does not always mean that you have sensual or romantic feelings for them. Sometimes it is just a call for you to reflect on yourself. While it never hurts to try and think about what your dreams might mean, you should not obsess too much about their meaning either.

Why do I keep having dreams of a certain person? ›

Dreaming can help our brains sort through information while we sleep. Dr Mayer also said that dreaming about someone over and over again shouldn't be interpreted in a literal way. That person might actually be symbolising a certain stress or anxiety we are going through.

How do you know if a boy likes you but is hiding it? ›

Signs He Likes You Even If He's Hiding It
  • When he looks at you, he can't help smiling. Once I was out with Sam in a cafe. ...
  • He always finds excuses to talk to you or spend time together. ...
  • He asks you a lot of personal questions. ...
  • He remembers the little details about you. ...
  • He always makes an effort to keep the conversation going.
Jul 5, 2022

How do you know if someone secretly loves you? ›

Signs He Secretly Loves You
  • He Craves Quality Time With You. This is probably one of the main signs he secretly loves you. ...
  • He Can't Stop Staring At You. ...
  • He Remembers the Tiniest Details About You. ...
  • He Always Tries to Impress You. ...
  • He Barely Uses His Phone While Around You. ...
  • He Includes You in His Future Plans, Always.
Jul 24, 2022

How do you know if my crush is thinking about me without talking? ›

5 sneaky signs that someone has a crush on you
  1. They act differently around you than they do with other people. ...
  2. They'll make a point to be near you — even if they're not actually talking to you. ...
  3. They think you're really, really cool. ...
  4. They'll stare at you. ...
  5. They will try to keep the conversation going.
Feb 23, 2018

How do you know if a girl likes you but is hiding it? ›

Here are the Signs a Girl Likes You Even If She's Trying Not to Show It
  • She smiles when she sees you. ...
  • She touches you, often. ...
  • She makes eye contact with you. ...
  • She tags you in posts. ...
  • She laughs at all your jokes. ...
  • She chooses to sit near you. ...
  • She wants you to meet her friends.
Aug 5, 2022

Is it a crush or love? ›

Crush is a brief and intense infatuation with someone while love is an intense feeling of deep love. While crush occurs instantly, love develops gradually. Moreover, crush is mainly based on physical attraction while love is based on trust, understanding and affection.

How do I touch my crush? ›

5 WAYS TO TOUCH SOMEONE YOU LIKE! (SNEAKY AND CUTE!)

How can I attract my crush at school? ›

Ask your crush out on a date.
  1. Bring it naturally into a conversation. ...
  2. Offer to do something that he is interested in: "So you like rock music? ...
  3. You could also be more direct and say "Hey, I really like you and I'd like to go out sometime."
  4. Remember to be confident. ...
  5. Don't mumble or stutter when you ask a question.

How do you get your crush to crush you back? ›

Here's everything you need to know to get your crush to like you back.
  1. Put yourself out there. ...
  2. Make subtle gestures. ...
  3. Spend time with them — but don't go overboard! ...
  4. Listen! ...
  5. Find out what your crush is passionate about. ...
  6. Make eye contact. ...
  7. Buy your crush a hot drink. ...
  8. Don't be afraid to confess your feelings.
Dec 8, 2021

Why did I dream about my crush kissing me? ›

What It Means If You Dream About Your Crush Kissing You. When we dream of being kissed, it means that we think a lot about the person we would like to be or wish to be with, and who interests us. And when we dream of kissing, the kiss shows us the desire for love and affection.

Why did I dream about hugging my crush? ›

Having a dream about your crush is one that's likely to be filled with a range of emotions. And especially if the dream involves your crush hugging you, you could come away feeling joy as well as a sense of belonging. Moreover, having a dream about your crush can say a lot about how you're feeling at the moment.

How do you have a good dream about your crush? ›

Before you go to bed, spend time thinking about your crush. You can daydream about the kind of scenario you'd like to dream about, such as a romantic walk on the beach or a fun date with dinner and a movie. Just keep them firmly planted in your head, conjuring up the clearest mental picture you can imagine of them.

How can I make my crush fall in love with me without talking? ›

Flirt non-verbally.

Make eye contact and smile. Eye contact and smiling shows that you are friendly and approachable, but you have to make sure not to overdo it. If your crush doesn't respond the first time, don't keep doing it. If you're a girl, play with your hair, especially if it's long.

What does it mean if you remember your dreams? ›

If you remember your dream, it could be that you simply woke up during it, so it's fresh in your mind, says Deborah Givan, MD, sleep specialist at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Or remembering could mean that you're remembering the very last dream you had rather than the dream in full.

Can you fall in love in your dreams? ›

Dreaming about falling in love may seem like it's only for the hopeless romantic, but these dreams can happen to anyone. According to Best Life, dreaming about falling in love directly relates to the real world and can be a manifestation of the love you're ready to receive.

What does it mean if your crush avoids you in your dream? ›

Being rejected by your crush in a dream typically means that you're not feeling confident about yourself and the way people see you. These dreams most often occur when you have no idea how your crush feels about you in return.

What does it mean when you hold hands with your crush in a dream? ›

When you dream about holding hands with a crush or potential lover, it is often seen as a good sign. It indicates that there may be mutual feelings of attraction between you and this person.

What does it mean if you dream about someone twice in a row? ›

Dreaming can help our brains sort through information while we sleep. Dr Mayer also said that dreaming about someone over and over again shouldn't be interpreted in a literal way. That person might actually be symbolising certain stress or anxiety we are going through.

When you dream about someone are they thinking of you? ›

Dreaming about someone can be a sign that they are thinking or dreaming about you. This might come as a great surprise to you! If you dream about someone you have not seen for a long time they are likely thinking about you or might make an appearance in your life soon.

What does it mean when someone kisses you in a dream? ›

When you dream about kissing someone, you have recently found a friend or lover you can trust. You have a good feeling about this person and feel safe and secure around them. It could be that you have had trust issues with friends or lovers in the past.

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