What Does It Mean When You Dream About Your Crush?


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Have you ever had a dream about someone you really like? Dreaming about a boy or girl who you has been in your thoughts for a long time can evoke a lot of powerful emotions. When you wake up from the dream, your heart will be racing as you suddenly discover that everything you experienced was only a dream.

What Does It Mean When You Dream About Your Crush?

So the big question is what does it mean you have a dream about someone you like? Are you meant to be with that person or is it simply a wish fulfillment dream?

Dreams about crushThe truth is, there are a number of ways that you can interpret these dreams. The meaning of the dream will depend on a number of different factors.

Wish Fulfillment Dream

A common interpretation for dreams about a crush is that you are simply acting out a scenario that you want to happen. This is wish fulfillment dream because you are fulfilling your wish of being with your crush. Whether or not you have a real chance of being with your crush in real life is irrelevant, in your dream you are the only two people that matter.

Anytime you spend a lot of time thinking about someone or something, those thoughts will start to penetrate your subconscious mind. Once those feelings start to enter your subconscious, they will then start to make appearances in your dream. Your dreams about your crush, will satisfy that internal desire that you have to be with that person. Even if you can’t be with them in real life, you can still see them in your dreams.

The more time you spend thinking about your crush, the more likely you are to dream about that person. This is why dreams about someone you like are one of the most common dreams among young adults.

You Want to Be With Your Crush

Duh! The fact that you dreamed about someone you have had a crush on, indicates a desire to be with that person. Your dream is showing you that your subconscious mind sees yourself being with that person.

Now, whether or not your dreams will come true or not is a completely different story. The only way that you will end up with your crush in real life is if you are willing to put yourself out there.

You Are Looking For More In Your Life

Dreams that feature scenarios where you are with someone you like, fulfills a deep human desire to be loved by someone. You may not have any love in your life and this dream is acting out your desire to have someone who cares for you.

Crush dreamThere may be a characteristic of that person that you want in your life. If someone makes you feel good about yourself or makes you laugh, it can have a powerful impact on our subconscious minds.

If you are currently in a relationship and you dream about another person, it can often indicate that there is an aspect of that person that you wish your current partner had. It doesn’t mean you are in the wrong relationship, it simply means that your mind is trying to fulfill a void that you may feel is missing.

If you want to learn more visit our dream dictionary

It’s Time To Let Your Crush Know How You Feel

Sometimes dreaming about a crush may be your sub conscious telling you that it is time to let that person know how you feel. Being able to speak your mind and get your thoughts off your chest, can often give you peace in mind.

Whether or not your crush shares the same feelings that you have is irrelevant. As long as you can let that person know how you feel, it will get that weight off your shoulders.

It is important to know that dreaming about your crush doesn’t mean you are meant to be with that person. It usually means that you have feelings for that person and should let them know how you feel.

Telling someone how you feel and asking them out, will put the ball on their court. If you are meant to be with that person it will work out, if not, then you can move on and find someone who shares the same feelings.

What If They Have A Girlfriend/Boyfriend Already?

If you dream about a crush who is already in a relationship, you shouldn’t try and act on any feelings. Do not try and get involved into someone else’s relationship and play the role of home wrecker. You wouldn’t want anyone doing it to you, so don’t do it to anyone else.

If you are truly meant to be with someone, then that person will break up eventually with their partner and you will be together. Sometimes you need to be at the right place and the right time for a relationship to work out.

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Final Thoughts

Dreaming about someone you like is an extremely common dream among young adults, however, anyone can have these dreams at any age. If you dream about your crush constantly, you may want to let that person know how you feel.

It is important to know that dreams that feature people you like, are often wish fulfillment dreams and do not necessarily mean you are meant to be with that person.


About Author

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. so i have liked this guy for 3 years and this year i was in his class and we started to be really close then right when i thought he liked me a rumor was spreaded that i liked him and he found out eventually .After he found out he started to be rude to me and not talking to me anymore , i have been having so many dreams about him. I want to tell him how i feel but if i do im afraid he will reject me . It makes me so mad because his friends think im OBBSESED with him and when i even try to walk by my crushe’s desk he ALWAYS says “ew” and i hate it

    • Honestly, girl (or man) if he says ew to you or is rude just forget about him. If you want to get it off your chest just tell him and never speak to him again. He doesn’t deserve your love and attention.

  2. Malaak Hassan on

    I have a big crush on my celebrity crush that I’ve written her a song and I’ve had a dream about her and her boyfriend but he was her friend and she gaved me a biggyback ride and I’ve gaved her a kiss on her cheeks and her eyes started to shine and she blushed and smiled and when I’ve woken up she posted a picture of her and her now boyfriend holding hands and they were in the same place that I dreamed of
    I hope that you know the meaning

  3. I have dreams constantly about this one guy in my life who I’m pretty close with and I happen to like more than a friend. It starts off as me always just doing something random and then he appears and it’s always the same two scenerios, “I want to tell him how I feel” or “I need to tell him how I feel”. And it’s either I work up the courage to confess and he confesses back to be that he likes me too and so on – or I don’t tell him and for the rest of the dream I still see him here and there but I so desperately want to tell him but am afraid of his response.

  4. Soooo….
    I had a small exchange program in my school for a week and a small group of people were also in it…. I met a guy there and after 3 days I realized – im crushing…. Because he was just perfect…. Personally traits + least to say he IS also handsome but that doesnt play the most important part…. That was a about 3months ago

    Since then I have been crushing madly and I couldnt keep it a secret anymore but also i was scared to tell him
    On valentines day I wrote him a hand written anonymous letter saying that I like him

    And since then I have been having dreams of scenorious of what could change
    Like if he would figure it out that i wrote it (because i left a few hints there – mostly if he would like me too he would know)….. But when i started to notice that somthing changed at school too – like it looked like he figired it out. I started to get more serious dreems – of him confessing to me, of us being together, of him finding me just as i was about to put the next letter in his locker. But tonight. Was the most serious dream I just cant get out of my head.
    I was walking down the hallway alone… And the hallway was empty to. And suddenly from behind someone took my arm, spinned me around and tightly hugged me. I looked up and IT WAS MY CRUSH. And you know what he did? HE FRINGING KISSED ME. Skfkdkdjdosis.
    I just woke up and im going craaazy. Usually my dreams come true like 95% of times… And i hope it will be this time too♥

  5. I have a dream about a boy who i take care a lot.He messed up and I clean . The dream is all about taking care of a boy .May be recently that i really wanted to learn and know how to take care and love smone deeply. The dream fufills my desire.I don’t know i was just happy to take care of him.I my eyes, he’s weak inside .his eyes are grey . He’s like a hurt pet. I wanted to cure him as far as I can .in my heart I promise myself I won’t leave him no matter which situations.I hold onto his hands and run far from the problems.i will cure him with my whole heart and love . Remember I love you.I will love you always .Be strong and sorry to leave u alone in the dream .Once the sun is down again I’ll come to meet u.My Love.

  6. Dean Marinov on

    I had a dream about my crush, we were in school and in this scenario we just got a new subject to study or something like that. So we’re in a new room and everyone picked out their seats and the only open seats are next to my crush and 2 guys i don’t particularly like, I ask her if i can sit next to her just this once or until i find a seat i like that’s not next to those 2 and in a tone that sounds like she doesn’t want to even know who i am and that she hates my guts she says “No, go sit there’s free seats over there please leave/get lost.” i asked her again and said that i just want to sit next to her this one time and again “No, you can’t sit here please go away” then she got up and not wanting to argue with her i backed away, then i woke up… in tears. The wierd thing is was her tone, she’s usually a sweet and kind girl who’s willing to let a lot slide and doesn’t really get mad. I asked a friend and he said it’s like i’m subconsciously doubting myself, but i want to know you opininon.

  7. I have liked this girl for about around two years now and i have had several dreams about her but im gonna tell the most recent one which was last night. In my dream it was like an out of body dream and i was at first hanging out with my crush and she though we were dating but i didnt know it and then some one asked if we were dating and my crush said well ya duh and i went with it and we were mostly at school but the whole school was in the library and the gym and one or twice we went to a resturant then i woke up and relized i was still forever alone.

  8. Ok so In my dream I was with my dad and my crush was playing football (he plays football for my school) and I was running down the field and out of no where the football hit my leg and I fell and my crush ran over to me and asked if I was ok, I told him yes and I started walking towards my dads truck and he ran over and said “babe I forgot to touch you” and he put his arm around me and we started walking. When we were getting closer to my dads truck I asked him what time it was he told me and I told him I had to go (bc I didn’t know what else to do bc I’ve never had a bf and I’m in high school) and I also didn’t want my dad to see me with a boy that has his arm around me. I got I’m my dads truck and I smiled and then I woke up……. someone plz tell me what this means

  9. Janae Vasser on

    Me and my crush were leaving somewhere together and me and him were holding hands and talking then when made a mistake and hit his head I made him turn towards me so I could look at it but when I look in his eyes he glanced away from me and second and looked into my eyes as well. And when we were about to kiss I woke up. What does that mean?

  10. I had a dream of my crush. We were in a building which seemed to be a museum, and I told another guy friend, “Isn’t it time for you to go?” He said ,”No, because I’m your best friend.” And we had a friendly banter, I was hugging him and I turned my head and saw my crush look at me with hurt eyes, as if he was jealous. What would this mean?

  11. So I had a dream that my crush and I were going to a foreign exchange thing for school. And she and I were the only ones. So when I started to get second thoughts(I hadn’t told my parents I was leaving) so she begged me to come and I went with her. What does that mean.

  12. I didn’t think of her, she just appeared in my dream all of a sudden. She cared about my feeling but also made me cry. We were looking at each other mostly, i was trying to touch her hand out off control, like my mind was attached to her. After hours and hours, we were ar the school, my brother and the others were drinking (they are 13-14-15 years old) i didn’ care that much cuz i was feeling lonely and my heart was hurting. So i walked away from the crowd to a small place that we really don’t have in our current highschool, it was full of water in the areas like it rained. I sat down and played with the water that was just 2 steps away from me. (Btw: when i touched her, she looked at me like i was weirdo or something) Then she came and sat REALLY close to me. I tried to avoid it and played with the water. (Btw the place we have been, were parts of minigame kind of things and many parts of my school and only one part of my highschool, it was basically changing and adding sooo much textures and things that i was confused where i was) She started to talk with me, she was like “Are you okay, Hi, how are you? Why are you like this” and lots of things that i can’t remember. And the only thing that i remember THAT I said like a f*cking douchebag was that no one cares about me and why she was with me when she has so many friends and that i don’t have any friends, so it got messed up all those things… So i just got away from there and started to cry. All night it continued like that. I saw her crying too. At that time i was trying to get to the highest point of the texturized minigame thing that we just finished with the crowd. She was leaving but i tried to talk to her. My dream just stopped there where i was about to talk to her.

  13. What happened wss there were 2 girls both my crushes im about 15 one is 14 turning 15 soon other is 15 i talk with one but i really like them both one is asian the asian one i dont talk to as much we used to though i had a dream that the 2 girls were there. And basically i cant remember to much but i was hanging around the one i really like the one i talk to the one id choose before anyone as we were talking i felt comfortable so i went to my other crush who now talks to me and texts me but even less so after i said her butt looks cute after asking me what i find attractive about her. Lets hope shd doesnt read this. I told her hi and she ignored me didnt respond so what happened was i ended up saying sorry for. Everything and tbe truth was i said it because i used to like her and she used to? In a teary voice so it sounded like now you dont? And basically she said dont you see how much i look at you in class THIS WAS THE EXACT MOMENT REALIZATION HIT ME this was were i went lucid for the first time in my life. I said no i dont and she started crying and said she needed to be alone and she was obviously also something because next thing i notice she tears open a hole in a wall and closes it up. I start hanging with the other girl i actually really really love so much and i cant remember what i really said or where we were i just see blackness when i think about it i see a railing and her smiling expressions it looks like were in italg because theres a river and were in a castle type of thing later this transitions out to be the leaning tower of piza after a while i check on my other crush who i like a lot and i hear the creaks and cracks and before this i promised myself not to alter my dream in any way in case it might be a prediction dream i have NEVER had both of them in my dream at the same time. When the pipes bursted i realized the building was coming down and i had 2 choices save the one who wanted to be alone and trust crush number 1[not asian] to know what to do and then something hit me HARD they have about the same me tal capacity as they do in rl and my other choice was leave crush number 2 and go to crush number 1 and watch as it falls i choose choice number 1 break my promise and tear the door away where it becomes space and time and blue like in the warframe warp screen i dash to the other side and reform it back together and we talk for about 6 minutes and im like lets go and shes crying and i say look i really like you still and grab her shoulder and do a force blast so she teleports outside i then tp myself outside and i meet up with crush number 1 so number 2 is on my right number 1 is on my left im right handed btw and im pretty sure crush number 2 doesnt like me inrl my dream gets dejected and something loud shouts WHICH DO YOU CHOOSE everything is frozsn and i get that overwhelming feeling of who do you think you are boy lets go lets do this and try to unstop time but it does jack bs so i play it off cool like i did nothing and think about each one for a while but my heart yearns for crush 1 we talk so much she is just so attractive i get sad every day shes not in school she makes it buzz by fast she makes me smile makes me want to actually take showers instead of forcing myself actuslly engages conversations and i take the hint that my brain doesnt want me going after both girls in the end i cant remember who i actually chose i think i chose crush 1 but when i remember to that moment my memory goes dark like a pitch black computer screen. But i do remember i think thst this was the final act of this dream because everytime i try to remember the ending its black and then i start remembering the beginning of the second dream i had. What does this mean?

  14. I’ve been having dreams about my crush many times but the most “action” happen last night and I had like hundreds of dreams it seems and for once I had kissed her and she liked it but when I woke up I had no idea if anything happened or not is that normal?

  15. I had several dreams about my crush; the most recent one was today, and it was odd because I didn’t remember seeing her but I remember hearing her voice or feeling her presence. Currently, I know she doesn’t care about my presence in that class just because her friend shares the same name me as me also we did a project together. I know this is permissic of me, but how I view her is a very distant and easily forgettable person she is to people who aren’t closed to her, and when you tried to attempted to get close to her she seems very uninterested. Well that’s how I see it from afar when people interact with her however she seems to bond quickly with very funny and fun people. We only spoke during the project and it was just like acquaintances although she said some kind things about me i don’t know i just want to forget about all of this.

    • Don’t worry things will be ok . If she leaves you like this then she’s not worth it just give her some time and if she changes her approach then you’ve got a chance

  16. I had multiple dreams about my crush. On a school trip he told me that he felt something for me too. We were texting each other everyday and when school started my best friend betrayed me and I didn’t give him enough intention. He now barely speaks to me but he keeps staring at me in class. I dreamed that he “forgave me” and that he told me that he still feel the same. What does that mean? The problem is that lately I’ve been even more awkward than usual and I can’t go talk to him because I’m too shy and I’m afraid I’ll be rejected

  17. I had a dream my model crush (Travis William Harris) was in the male bathroom and peeing. There was this person in there as well. The person was basically giving Travis advice on his girlfriend, crush, or me. I’m not sure but it was like I was watching a movie on Travis and the person talking. I remember the person telling him Specifically these things, “Be the bravest, be most clever” and that’s when I woke up. It was strange. I don’t have a crush right now, but I’m talking to some guy who seems interested in me and I’m not really interested in him. What the hell does this dream mean? I can tell it means something after I just typed this ahaha.

  18. Well I had a dream about my crush and I wasn’t even thinking about her. Then another girl appeared in my dream, but I don’t even like her and she stares at me constantly. This all happened in my favorite video game ( Assassin’s Creed Unity) but I’m wondering how the other girl appeared in my dream. Is this all a fantasy or does it mean something.

  19. Sometimes I have dreams of my crush, and last night (or this morning) I had two separate dreams of him in it. In the first one, I saw him and our supposed two other mutual friends who were girls. And I got the feeling when I was talking with him in the dream that I should tell him how I feel, and I said something like either asking him if he had feelings for someone or me, or telling him I had feelings for an anonymous person. And I listened to his response and he was saying that one of our mutual girl friends is his soul mate and from then on I saw them together as if they were an item, we were all sitting outside of a grocery store next to the automatic opening doors just loitering when we exchanged conversation. In the other dream, I guess we were traveling, and it was me and him (my crush) and our mutual male friend from our (waking life) just exploring the town and then I think we were in this museum, and I could tell he liked me, and I supposed we were an item going steady. He showed me affection and I recall him caressing me behind the ear and though I found it endearing I also kind of pulled back because I felt uncomfortable along with showing my emotions towards him in the dream. Then as were were leaving the place I saw some people that I’ve known from my past, I believe they were from my former church, then eventually the dream ended, though I didn’t want it to because I still wanted to be with my crush and see him again.

  20. Okay so I have this crush on this guy. Who I feel is absolutely everything I can ever want in a man. However after a few days of texting calling, I told him how I felt. He ignored me, I still texted and called, to be ignored. Then he finally told me that I shouldn’t text him and that I need self evaluation because when we started talking, I was in a new relationship with someone I didn’t have feelings for, and we ended up breaking up due to non crush related problems, that he feels was because of me seeing him.. to make it simple he thinks I’m crazy. I try to forget about him and ive been talking to other guys but I just can’t get over how I feel about him.

  21. One time I dreamed about my crush, however, when I approached them telling them I liked them. They responded by telling me to not like them. Saying that they themself , are not a good person. Saying, I should be with them because of how bad they are. Reminder, I already know he looks at other woman and he currently has a girlfriend. I play on telling him my feeling and then telling him that I do not wish to be with him. Due to his lack of feelings.

  22. I’m 15 and last night i had this dream about my crush that seems pretty dirty and perverted: So i went somewhere i don’t remember where on a peacefull and silent road where nobody was going on it and suddenly i see her appearing on it and after that we started talking about different things until she started teasing herself at me, but then i suddenly woke up and i was halfway jerked off. What should i understand from this? I mean yeah i like her and she kinda does too but this is a pretty direct dream for me.

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