Boyfriend Dreams – Everything You Need To Know


“Last night I dreamt of my Boyfriend!” Ahh, your boyfriend! I knew we’d get to this someday. Dreaming about a boyfriend can mean a number of things depending on the situation and circumstances of the dream. This article will help you understand some of the symbols surrounding these dreams. The meaning of boyfriend dreams will depend heavily on the current circumstances of your life.

What do these Dreams Mean?

Boyfriend DreamsWhen you dream of a specific person such as a boyfriend, you’ll need to concentrate more on the other symbols in your dream as your boyfriend can represent several different aspects or people in your life. A boyfriend can be a friend, enemy, lover, companion, or the symbol of any of these things in the emotions. If he threatens bodily harm, however, it might be best to take this as a literal, true dream, and act according.

Dreams involving boyfriends can tap into several different emotions and reasoning’s behind their presence in your dreams.  Often these kinds of dreams that include your boyfriend reflect real life concerns you have with them whether they are good or bad.  These dreams often show the underlying feelings, emotions or fears you have with the relationships, or perhaps portray your own struggle with your feelings in certain situations.  It could uncover fears for the future or reveal a fixation with the past.

Related Dreams: Dreaming of an Ex or Cheating Dreams

If in the dream your boyfriend is dead, that may symbolize that you think the relationship is dead and over.  It could also mean you feel stagnated in the relationship; your needs and feelings are not being recognized or prohibited.  This kind of dream may suggest that you break off the relationship since it is not a positive one.  A boyfriend leaving you in a dream may mean that certain aspects of your life are no longer helpful or supportive for you.  Subsequently, the arrival of a new boyfriend represents new situations and aspects that will be helpful and supportive for you.   If the boyfriend in your dreams is loving and kind then that could mean you subconsciously believe that you are a person worthy of being loved.  It is a sort of way for you to reaffirm your love for yourself.

“Dreams involving boyfriends can tap into several different emotions…”

Should you dream of dating a friend’s boyfriend, it is not necessarily about the boy himself.  It may have more to do with slight envious feelings for you friend.  You may desire certain qualities that they possess.  It could also mean that you wish to be closer to said friend.   If you are dreaming about having another boyfriend there is a good chance that there is something that the ‘dream boyfriend’ is doing that you want you real life boyfriend to do.  You should try talking to your boyfriend about these certain aspects and desired changes.

If you dream about your boyfriend being gay or that he doesn’t love you anymore than it can represent feelings about insecurities that you have in the relationship. It may also mean that your relationship is headed in a new direction and that you are having anxiety and fears about this changing situation.

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Dreams about an Ex Boyfriend

dreams about boyfriendDreaming of an ex-boyfriend may show unresolved feelings of love, or a current unsatisfying relationship.  The ex-boyfriend may be a symbol of all the hopes of love that you desire and are not being granted by the current relationship.  Alternatively, seeing an ex-boyfriend in a dream may also suggest that the return of a problem or a bad habit.  It could also be your subconscious warning you that you are recommitting bad habits, perhaps dating someone like your ex-boyfriend that wasn’t good for you.

If you have a enduring desire for your ex-boyfriend, than dreaming about them may represent the desire for something that you can’t have.  Another, simple explanation for dreaming about an ex-boyfriend may be that you just have unresolved feelings for them, or that your current boyfriend reminds you of your ex, either positive or negative.

Dreaming about a Boyfriend Usually Indicates Feelings

All in all dreaming about your boyfriend can simply be a reflection about your feelings for him and the nature of your relationship.  If in the dream things seem rocky, then you should assess your relationship.  If in the dream everything is rose colored and wonderful, then you are happy with how things are and shouldn’t worry.  In either case, dreaming about love interests indicates you have feelings for them, one way or another.

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Stephen is a self confessed dream junkie that loves all things dream related. He is a writer for and has a B.A. in psychology and a minor in sociology. He believes that the YOU are the only person who can truly understand the meaning of your dreams. You have to look inside your inner thoughts to find the hidden truths in your dream. In Stephen's free time he loves sweating out his stress in Hot Yoga and enjoys cooking recipes he finds on Youtube.


  1. I keep having dreams my boyfriend doesn’t love me and doesn’t care anymore. Sometimes in the dream he has no feelings and is talking to other girls and doesn’t care it is hurting me. Or he ignores me.

  2. So I have been having these strange dreams about my bf before I even met him I had a dream about him and in every dream I have had about him he’s always kind to me. I had a dream where I met him in elementary school and he didn’t go to the same elementary school as me when I was younger. Even in that dream we are both holding hand and really happy. So what does this mean?

  3. So I had a nighmare that my boyfriend was shot dead, he also had that nightmare. Should I be concerned??

  4. Last night I dreamt that I have another boyfriend, in real life i have one already. But this other one apparently was someone i know in real life, which we arent really friends and not very close, we’re just groupmates kind of. Then in my dream,this guy, lets name him Des, was apparently my boyfriend in the dream. We were in some kind kf lake and we were about to swim. He was holding me while we submerge into the deep green.,somewhat murky water. We were taking a dip and i have my arms around him for support. Then i was thinking of my actual boyfriend and i thought am i two timing right now? Then when my real boyfriend tried to talk to me, i kind of ignored him, because Des was there and i didnt want them to know i was two timing? It waa really a weird dream. In real life, im not actually seeing anyone besides my boyfriend so I hope you could help me on what this dream means?

  5. I dreamt me and my bf who is also my kids father were watching tv making dinner while he was cooking his ex baby mama calls him and i could bearly hear the conversation but i knew something was up i hear her saying do u miss me and he was jus right there hestating to say anything back but he then said yes i do…thinking idk what hes talking about she was telling him then tell me u do and his replied would be u kno i do.. We then l8r fought about it he wouldnt addmit it but finally did an thats where i woke up. It felt so real there were tears runnin down my checks when i woke up. Does this dream mean anything?? Someone help!!!

  6. The very first time I had a dream about my boyfriend I was on vacation with family and I dreamt that my boyfriend broke up with me I remember waking up crying… But the weird part is 1 month later he actually broke up. For a month or so we stayed in touch and eventually got back together again and our relationship was better then ever it has now been a year but recebtlt I’ve starting to have the same dreams again ( or that his indesicive about our relationship) I’m kinda worried .. I don’t want to lose him. help???

  7. Hello, in my dream another boy came into the lives of me and my boyfriend as a friend while we were going on dates and just being together. We even won a prize at the movie theater, which I thought was free tickets but it may have been a different prize. My boyfriend put them in his pocket. We found our seats but I wanted to switch to better seats. We got one row too far, and then the people sitting where we wanted to sit moved. They were little girls going to sit with their mother. After the movie this attractive white guy was our friend, he and another person Who I may have been closer With. The white guy called himself straight and was nice to us both in the dream. We were all laying in bed together and my boyfriend looked at me and I knew he didn’t love me. I started crying and began packing my things to leave while my boyfriend just laid there unresponsive. He saw how hurt I was and it didnt matter because he didnt love me. I then pulled the white guy aside to hook up with him but he very kindly told me this wasnt the right thing to do… so he wouldn’t. I began packing my clothes again while making noises to cry but I couldn’t make loud sounds. Just faint high pitched wimpers. I was trying to scream but I couldn’t. I thought about deleting my instagram or posting of Facebook that hes breaking my heart. I felt so sad. I woke up next to him with my mouth open and dry breathing heavily.

  8. I dreamed that I broke up with my boyfriend but I was crying and at times I felt scared or maybe sad confusing , my dad yelled at him to leave me alone and to leave….wants my boyfriend left I started crying and my dad hugged me , then me and him just were friends . But I love my boyfriend so much idk what my dream means :( I’m scared

  9. I have had two similar dreams, in both dreams my boyfriend was cold and very non romantic towards me. It is a long distance relationship, and he’s very blunt over texts, but he’s not blunt at all in person. My most recent dream I dreamt that when I finally saw him after a while, he was with his lady friends, and its almost as if he pushed me away. The previous it was the same situation just around my family.
    I admit, I am very afraid that we would break up, or drift apart. I am also jealous of his lady friends, since he always hangs out with them (just to clear things up, he is very trustworthy and his friends knows about me- I even got a message from one of his lady friends from Facebook.)

    But to get to my point, I don’t know what these dreams is about, I read the article, and I can relate to certain aspects, but its not completely straightforward. I don’t want to assume since my judgement is probably clouded

  10. My dream is kind of hard to recall. I remember sitting in my college hall, snuggling up to my boyfriend, and then he came back to my house. Thing is, we only just got together recently and haven’t really started to ‘snuggle up’ to each other or invite each other over to each other’s houses. Does this mean our relationship will get stronger from here on? Does anyone know what this dream means?

  11. I had a very frightening dream with my boyfriend. In summary, he was being murdered by someone with scissors. Thankfully I rescued him, but it was quite scary. Does anyone know the meaning?

  12. Okay so I’ve had dreams of my boyfriend daily since he’s left , I’ve had dreams of cheating, not talking , being together, coming back home ; he’s been gone for more than 20 days and it sucks . Can you help me figure out what that means ?

  13. what is the meaning of this dream that my boyfriend has a baby from another woman when i visit them and after i was the one taking care of his baby thanks

    • I had a dream that my boyfriend was out with his ex girlfriend. And i was babysitting her son while they were out. I’m not sure what this means please help

  14. Hi I was wondering if anyone knew the meaning of this dream. I have been having very vivid dreams lately but this brought actual tears to my eyes. In my dream my boyfriend and I were all good, then all of a sudden his ex girlfriend kept coming around and I let her know to stop, my boyfriend got mad at me telling me to stop acting like that. As the dream went I asked my boyfriend why he was doing this to me. He never said anything but she continued to come Around and hangout with him. I asked what is going on and he said he wanted to be with both of us, at the same time. I didn’t understand. I cried to him telling him regardless of how I felt for him I could not share him. His mom asked me what was going on and I told her the story and I said I’m never gonna see you, it’s all your sons fault. In real life we aren’t close or anything. I woke up crying

  15. So my dream is monochrome, blue. My boyfriend and I are having a great time together just hanging out and being us (nose touches, kisses, ect) then out of no where he gets mad and yells at me and I storm off and he tries to apologize but I never say it’s ok or it’s not ok and he keeps trying to get me to talk to him and he eventually dissapears and I wake up. Please help me figure this out! If it helps at all, occasionally
    when he upsets me I don’t speak and then eventually after a few minutes apologize and tell him it’s ok.

    • Hi Jamie, I had a dream a few days ago, myself, in this almost monochromatic blue of my boyfriend, It wasn’t a turbulent dream though. I thought I’d just throw that out there since it seems interesting yet rare.
      Maybe we can talk about our dreams.
      miss kiss82 @ hotmail

    • Jamie, I’m not an expert on dreams, but I do study on them and human relationships a bit! Your entire posting says to me that you are in fairly happy relationship with someone who tends to be moody and that your dream is telling you to just let it all roll off your back, be patient and good-humored about his moody times, just accept them as part of him, because if you don’t, you could possibly lose him? I think your dream is saying, Don’t Stress, perhaps?

  16. I had a dream last night that i’m with my boyfriend one minute the next minute I can’t find him anywhere and this happens through out the dream then i may see him again then when I go to where he’s at he disappears again.the dream ends me still looking and wondering where he went but not finding him.

    • I’ve had this exact dream and I think that for my certain circumstances, I wS afraid of losing him in real life or him leaving me. I was afraid of being alone and having no support as well since at the time he was the only person I trusted. The dream was blatantly showing all my fears.I had this dream early into our relationship like maybe the first 2 years but from then on we have been more stable and I trust him more since its been over 3 years. Maybe you have some of the same fears, even fears of abandonment, being alone, losing your bf ( he breaks up with you) or feeling unsupported? I hope I helped!

  17. I dreamt we were helping some gay guy friend of my boyfriend that I have never seen before move into an apt and I caught them having sex together on the bathtub and I beat my boyfriend up. I looked at my friend like I was about to cry. As we walked away my boyfriend still in the bathtub says don’t go I’m the best you ever had
    And then I woke up angry

    Yesterday I dreamed something else more terrible about him.

  18. I had a dream last nite that my boyfriend (our relationship is on the rocks) asked me to marry him, he got down on both knees. The ring was very interesting there was a lock like a pad lock in the diamond you could see it. I said no that I would not marry him. Please help me understand what this means.

  19. So a week ago, I had a dreamed with my boyfriend. It was probably the first (hopefully not the last) dream I had of him. I remember that it was some sort of a desert-y type of place but you can’t feel the hot weather despite how bright the sun was. So, I saw him inside a house, studying, jotting notes with a couple of friends and he seemed happy (despite the fact that I was watching him from afar), then for some reason, he felt or rather, knew I was around, he suddenly got up and saw me. He then went outside the house and slowly ran towards me and gave me a hug. It felt so real, warm and I knew it meant how much he loves me and he was so happy while looking at me. He told me “even when you’re far away, I know it’s you” or something like that and hugged me again. I told my boyfriend about this and just this week, I found out (through a friend of his), that he passed away due to a gas leaked in his house. I found out the news yesterday and it still left me devastated. I’m still trying to know if it was true or not since we live far away. Nevertheless, I wanted to know what that dreamt meant. :( help..

    • I personally think it meant that your dream was trying to tell you that he was going to pass away, as if in the dream he was a spirit and when he told you “even when you’re far away, I know it’s you” I think that meant that he’s watching over you. I hope I helped and I’m so sorry for your loss, it must be hard :(

  20. please help i had a dream that i was dating this boy that i really like and we were holding hands and hugging and i felt really happy with him but when i see him out of the dream he barly even knows who i am and later on my bestfriend had the same dream about me and him please help what does it mean?

  21. I’ve been dreaming constantly about one of my close friend (girl) and my bestfriend (guy) being broken up. idk what it means, yesterday I dreamt that my close friend was pulling me an I said “what are you gonna do?” and she said “I’m gonna break up with my boyfriend!” and I woke up. my friends said that we (me and my best friend) might start dating but idk

  22. What does it mean….My mom had a dream that the guy I am currently seeing was in bed with a man and she caught them and he begged her not to tell me

    • I think your subconscious is telling you that your guy is gay, bi or bi-curious or is somehow doing something that you would consider wrong, unacceptable, something that you would consider a betrayal?

  23. I’ve been considering breaking up with my boyfriend of two years, however I can’t get myself to hurt him. I’ve been seeing someone else. The other night my friend messaged me and told me to think about what i want because she had a dream that my boyfriend died. What does this mean? It is really scary.

    • The death of your boyfriend in your friends dream was simply a sign that you will break it off. Him dying in the dream was showing that the relationship is dying.

  24. I constantly dream about me & my boyfriend being together hugging and smiling or sometimes I dream that I have his baby & I always wait for him to come home from work. Last night I dream that I was pregnant with his baby.

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