Dreaming that You Are in Love – What Does it Mean

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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 your love dream really means.

Dreaming about Love

For most people, Love dreams include someone that you know in your 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 about that person.

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.

Perhaps you need to make an effort to step out of your comfort zone and take a risk at love. To be in love with someone is to allow yourself to be vulnerable and open. If you have been hurt in the past, it is hard opening back up and letting down your guard again.

Dreaming of being in love is common when we enter a new relationship and experience falling in love again in real life. If you spend countless hours during your waking day thinking about your partner, you are likely to have those thoughts leak into your unconscious mind and visit you in your dreams. There is a broad range of emotions that we experience when we dream about someone we care about. 

Love Dream Interpretations

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 as a form of love. 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.

Loving a Stranger?

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 in 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 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.

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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.

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  1. I need help understanding the below dream please:

    I had a dream about a guy that I’m seeing casually – so let’s call him my lover. We are secretly seeing each other because of age difference etc. I dreamt that I went to work with him (I don’t work with him in real life) although I went to get something from an office as did he. I saw people that I went to school with in the dream, people I hadn’t seen since graduation. They were all in a group with other people outside while he and I were making our way inside. One called to me when I guess they had to go in to work, she thought I was there to work with them but he called at me (he was ahead) and said let’s keep going. Anyhow, I spend some time with him in his office. The real kicker in this dream, my former best friend. When we were walking to his office we saw her making her way through the crowd and we both turned moving briskly to his office. He was showing more PDA (holding my waist) and saying he didn’t know she worked there. He also said he doesn’t know how she’ll react to seeing us together, it could raise some more doubts in his mind about us if it’s negative i.e. she causes a scene. In real life they casually dated before me. I have no qualms about this. Later in the dream, we end up Outside the call centre space (former best friend works in there). I don’t know why but I went in while my “lover” spoke with one of the supervisors (also someone I went to school with and knew briefly). While inside, my former best friend says to the agent sitting next to her that she knows me (while ignoring me). She said I was her former best friend and a crier. She then went on to speak ill of the situation she had with my lover and basically tried to make him seem weak or pathetic to the agent. The agent kept asking clarifying questions. My former best friend then steps out to use the washroom. I took that opportunity to tell him not to repeat any of what she said to him as majority of it is false. His response to me was that he wouldn’t strike/attack the moon that shines on him. I was relieved. He says other things too (while looking out for my former best friend’s return) about me dating my lover which made me blush. My former best friend returned and I went back outside to meet the guy.

  2. i had a dream where i was at a school party and some teens were like getting flirty with each other and next thing ik im in a room with a guy and we start cuddling like spooning and hugging and it was awesome and then we did the unholy .-.

  3. I dreamed that I was holding a little girl and talking to my sister. I told her “crying that I was dying and I would see her in heaven.

  4. Had a dream that my younger sister is pregnant and there is one spirit who is standing in front of mirror and dancing. My sister and I was scared but the spirit was continuously dancing. What is the meaning of such dream?

  5. I had a dream about my best friend’s brother and we were at a swimming pool with a coach or so, then I teased him and he went running to catch me or something like that, then we were going down the stairs and he grabbed me somewhere and sat me down on his lap and said: “I know you like it”. Then we got together. What does this dream mean?

  6. I had a dream about my best friend’s brother and we were at a swimming pool with a coach or so, then I teased him and he went running to catch me or something like that, then we were going down the stairs and he grabbed me somewhere and sat me down on his lap and said: “I know you like it”. Then we got together. What does this dream mean?

  7. I dream about someone I didn’t meet in real life and he’s always there when I need him and when I’m about to cry he comforts me and he shows me that he loves me me and I fall in love with him but in my dream I know I have a boyfriend what does it mean?and actually in that dream there was someone who bullied me and I had a crush on him

    • I’m so confused I want to find the guy in my dream I think I’m going to be insane if I can’t find him

  8. I had a long dream.
    First i had powers and could control toys, they where like my army, but i loved them all so much.
    They helped me.
    I could also fly on them, i was also able to talk to gambling machines.. i won the lottery.
    I then had to fight a bad witch who firstly trapped me but i was able to escape and defeat her.
    I then changed dreams completely where i was working as a waitress and my collegue created a new whiskey, we all took a shot. it was amazing and we were all so happy for him.
    They then tried to force me to smash my shot glass but i refused.
    I then went clubbing where i felt amazing, it was full of joy.
    After going clubbing i sat infront of the tv and watched as the netflix show sabrina paid a friends tribute in their finale.

  9. Had a dream over and over for a month that I was being interrogated by the police I couldn’t figure why I was having this dream over and over because I’m a straight and narrows safe guy and I told my gf about it. Shortly after I told her about it. We had a small disagreement about something I came home from work and found her in our basement having committed suicide. That night I was interrogated.so my dream came true.

  10. I am confused,I only dream when I am in love with someone it is getting annoying and I don’t know what to do about it I haven’t been in love for quite some time now so I don’t dream about anything. Please help me

  11. I am confused,I only dream when I am in love with someone it is getting annoying and I don’t know what to do about it I haven’t been in love for quite some time now so I don’t dream about anything.

  12. I had a dream about this guy and I, i was just with a group of friends one miniute then the next miniute i just met this amazing guy and he was about 4 years older then me but during this dream i never got his name. We were just chilling together having a good time then we kissed and it was amazing and then the next minite i had to go because i was going back home but i invited him back and he came along with me so we were at the airport and we were hugging and cuddling and it has never felt so real iterally i can still feel what it feels like to hug him. Next we were at my house meeting my family explaining how we met and everything and it was great then i woke up and i was so upset becasue i had never met someone so amazing in my life he made me so happy but it was all so fake but all felt so real, i dont know who he is never see him before in my life and now i want to find him know who he is because he honestly feels like a missing part to me now and thats why im so upset and i cant stop thinking about it and its the first dream where i’ve remembered everything and felt 100% real. So i would like to know does this have any meaning to it and why did it feel so real?

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

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

  16. 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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