Dreaming that You Are in Love – What Does it Mean


Dreaming about love and feelings of love can have a significant impact on us when we are awake. The person, place, and situation surrounding your dream will all determine what it means when you dream about love.

For most people, these dreams will include someone that you know in our waking life. This could be your partner, someone you are in love with, or a family member or someone that you hold dear to your heart. The act of love in a dream, often signifies that you care about someone or something.

If you find yourself lonely in your waking life, this dream could be a wish fulfillment dream. Sometimes the act of being in love in your dream can represent a longing to find happiness in your own life.

These dreams are most common when we enter a new relationship and experience falling in love again. There is a broad range of emotions that we experience when we dream about someone we care about.

Dreaming of love can indicate you admire someone in your waking life and this is reflected in your dreams. There may be unexplained joy in your heart manifesting in your dreams. When you dream of your partner this can warn you may be becoming obsessed with them. Just be wary you do not get too pushy, or you may push them away.

Caring for the ones you love indicates your family life is happy and contented. Your relationships with each other are balanced and healthy. Dreaming of having fun together confirms you take the time to spend much quality time together. Your bond as a family unit is strong.

Making love in a dream can symbolize your desire for a deeper connection with the one you love. You are ready to take the relationship to the next level. Do you fear being rejected if you let them know how you feel? A dream of making love can mean you are ready to make a life commitment to the one you genuinely love.

Dreaming of being in love can also say that you are single and alone at the moment. You would dearly love to find your life partner. It may be a time where you need to open yourself up to more possibilities. You can never find love if you give up on giving it a chance. Get out of the house more to meet new people.

Being in love with someone you are not in love with in real life can mean you are strongly attracted to an aspect of their character where you are lacking. It may also say you are comfortable in your current situation and are not seeking change.

Dreaming of being involved with the love of your life in real life reflects your feelings about that person and the relationship you share. Being in love with a relative in a dream reflects your happiness about something that is occurring in your waking reality.

Being in love with a stranger indicates you are accepting a new situation or new things in yourself you have only just discovered. Maybe you are opening up to old feelings you have not allowed yourself to feel in a long time.

Dreaming of being love with someone you have a crush on in real life is symbolic of the type of person you desire as a partner in your real life. Do you have a crush on someone you think will never notice you? Or, is it the type of person they are that attracts you?

Being in love with a celebrity in a dream, especially ones you do not like in real life, indicates an acceptance of some trait in yourself that you see in that celebrity. It can also be a reflection of something happening to you in your waking life. Loving people you recognize in a dream represents your commitment and attachment to that person in your waking reality.

Kindness and Tenderness

Dreaming of love is a sign you see yourself in a realistic light. It can also mean you have a healthy, loving relationship with those closest to you. It can also say that you need more love and affection in your life from someone in particular. Dreaming of looking for tenderness can mean you need to accept your true self before you can expect others to take you.

This type of dream is a sign you need to do some work on healing those parts that need work to stop the hurt. Be wary of becoming what others see you as being, instead of standing up for your truth. Avoid becoming a doormat for someone else.

Related Dreams

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Stephen is a self confessed dream junkie that loves all things dream related. He is a writer for Dream Stop and has been working in the field of dreams for the past decade. 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. These interpretations are for entertainment purposes only. Stephen's interpretations should be considered an opinion, not professional advice.


  1. I had a dream when I went somewhere with my mom and we went to her friends house, but I didn’t know anyone there. Then she told me to go hang out with her friend’s kid, so I did and all I can tell you is he was the hottest teenager I’ve ever met. So we hung out and watched a movie. Then he held my hand and kissed my cheek! At that moment I’ve fallen in love with him. After that our moms told was that the boy had to go to the doctor and he had to get something done on his leg and stomach, so we we went and he was nervous so he asked me to hold his hand throughout the procedure and our parents to leave the room. So once they did the doctor started and it looked and he said it was very painful. Then we went back home and he gave me a hoodie and said “I love you” so I said “I love you too”. Then my mom didn’t know we loved each other and she said we should prank him and I said no but she made me and he ended up calling the police because he got so scared and my mom got a ticket of $200. After that my mom said sorry and I went back to hanging out with the boy and we made out and did all that kind of stuff. Finally my mom said it was time to go home but I didn’t want to but she finally convinced me by saying that we could come back tomorrow, so I said ok and said goodbye to him.

    I think it’s really weird that rather i never got his name or I just forgot his name.

  2. I dreamed that I was with a group of people. We are all on horseback, riding to the next town. Everything is covered in snow. White and beautiful. My horse is tall and black. I’m conscious of his height as I look down.

    We enter this strange town. I notice there is one woman wearing a red dress. There is some kind of towns meeting taking place. I don’t remember what was happening but it was strange. We sat on the embankment and listened to the meeting.

    Then I remember sitting on a snow covered roof. These houses seemed broken and unkempt. The roof had jokes and you could see the beams in the roof. I’m in the roof with a female who is traveling with us. She is beautiful. I feel love for her. We kiss. And hold each other. I remember us splitting paths on our way out of the town with our horses. We didn’t exchange numbers. I felt like I may never see her again. That’s all I remember.

  3. What does it mean when you dream about someone treating you right and actually loving you for real in a life partner way?

  4. Arvind chand on

    I had a dream where I went to buy shrimps but the owner ask me to catch the shrimp from the tub where some dead shrimp and some alive and jumping in a tub so I ask the owner to put the water out so I can catch some so he did and caught some after that I saw a yellow python in the tub where I talk to the python how are you and later I saw the python was in my yellow plastic where I left my shrimps and I am trying to take out the python from the plastic but m scared to touch the python but it’s not getting out of the plastic

    • Sounds danger or failure in something you want to invest in.. you could start, but will meet dangerous situations later. Just opinion

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