What Does It Mean When You Dream About Your Crush?


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. I am a 11 years old girl, i have been dreaming about my ‘crush’ a lot recently, i know 11 seems like a young age, but ofc i’m not planning to have a boyfriend until the age of 17. me and my ‘crush’ are both new to this school, he’s friends with my best friends, well, kind of, my best friends do find him very annoying and don’t usually talk to him now and also insults him, when this happened i started to feel sorry that he is being insulted like this, about his hair, his voice, and his teeth, so what? so his hair isn’t good? it will grow, his voice is weird? well, it will change, his teeth aren’t that straight? so what? not everyone has straight teeth. but let’s get to the point here, i see him nearly everyday, either walking by him or just suddenly see him running and bump into me.. sometimes i even stare at him… stalker much, he’s korean, i’m chinese, nothing really works out here because i don’t speak korean and he doesn’t speak chinese but we both speak english. i keep putting ‘ for the word ‘crush’ because i’m not sure if he is actually my crush, since he’s in year 8 and i’m in year 7 i don’t really have time to ask him his name or anything, i’m also too shy when i’m on break. the only person who has his number is my friend, she’s also korean (my friend that insults him sometimes), i don’t know if i should ask for his name or his number since they don’t really like him as much as i do, so i’ve been quiet ever since, it’s like this secret crush thing, like a mystery, i like him, but i have no idea who he is…

    • Thanks for sharing your dream Rebecca. Are you sure you’re only 11? You sound like an adult already and your writing is excellent. Luckily for you, you have your whole life ahead of you when it comes to finding a boyfriend. Why don’t you ask your friend to see if she can help you make friends with your crush? Who knows what happens after that. Good luck!

      • thank you, a lot of people say i have very adult like writing, i guess i probably read too much books, but what if the friend of mine also used to like him too, this crush i like is kind of childish and my friend used to like him but then found him very childish and said she didn’t like him anymore and not many people like him because he’s “childish” and that’s how i started to like him, i felt sorry that people didn’t respect his looks and personality, i haven’t found much time to talk to him, im scared and im also worried about others thinking i like him.

      • hello it’s me again, i was wondering, what if my friend here used to like him as i said in the post and my other friends (all of them are asian) will probably make fun of me because they don’t like him either, the only two friends are my two really good friends, one has came to my house and the other just talks to me a lot, i’m really close to them even though they don’t really talk to each other and we aren’t like best friends, but just really good friends. this might sound very creepy but one of them stalked my crush and told me his age and told me he isn’t gay (wait wait wait why do i need to know this) and said he wasn’t dating. that’s all i know about him so far, it’s the christmas holidays right now and s few days before school ended i dif find time to talk to him on the day when year 7 went to a show and i didn’t attend with some other friends. there was one of my asian friends that didn’t r ally like him and we both searched for my other friend that used to like him. we asked my crush where my friend is (the girl that used to like him) and he said he saw her in the dining hall, so we followed and he was walking quite fast. he also smiles quite a lot too. okokok so uh at least we talked once. for. the first time in forever. but i hope after the holidays which is like 6 days left maybe i hope i’ll be able to talk to him more 🙂 sorry for this rly messed up paragraph.

  2. Anil Rastogi on

    I saw dream about my crush that my crush is separate from me for another person what is mean
    pls reply me

  3. I had a dream mean my crush were making out and he was giving me hickeys but then he kissed another girl

  4. Brandon Graves on

    Okay, so there is this girl that I really like and have known since the days of middle school (2010-2011, Indio High School). Her name is Dannaka Brihim, and she is of Albanian nationality, but she is originally from Indio, California (so am I). We now see and talk to each other at Destiny Church in Indio every Sunday morning, and every Wednesday and Friday nights. I am also good friends with her cousin, Brandon, whom I met at John F. Kennedy Elementary School in Indio, and Dannaka’s friend, Esmeralda (whom we call Esme or Esmay). Anyways, my first dream I had of Dannaka was when the four of us were at Destiny Church one night preparing for a special church service/presentation. When the four of us found a spot to sit at the altar, my inner thought said,”Hmmm… Should I ask Dannaka out?” Then, all of a sudden, a very LOUD voice in my head yelled,”YEEESSSSS!!!” I then woke up from that scary voice and stayed awake for a while. My second dream was when me and Dannaka were staying at some tropical island, and oddly enough, our church was located ON the island. For some weird reason, I was dressed up as Painty the Pirate (yes, that’s his name) from the intro of SpongeBob SquarePants. Anyways, me and Dannaka were inside the bathroom of the tropical hotel. Then, she DARED me to gargle (you know, *gllgrllglgrrrrglllglllgl*) mouthwash as long as I possibly could and to try to sing a song while doing so. So I did, and after, Dannaka started giggling. We then both started gargling some more mouthwash, and laughed, and that was the end of this one. It was the strangest dream I’ve had of Dannaka thus far. My third, and most recent (as of November 1, 2016), dream I had of her was when the usual four of us (me, Dannaka, Brandon, and Esmeralda) were standing outside in front of PetCo in the parking at a newer shopping outlet in Indio. For some crazy reason, me and Brandon were smashing some windows in front of Party City to steal some candy. Then, as soon as I started to watch Dannaka and Esmeralda playing a game of “trust falls” (you should know what this game is about), some kind of cute acoustic music was playing in the background. Dannaka looked at me while showing her star-sparkled eyes and beautiful smile on her flawless face. After, she winked at me, waved, and formed her hands into the shape of a heart. She walked up to me and softly said, “Come on, Brandon. Let’s play.” Me and Dannaka played “trust falls” for a few moments, and then, we hugged each other until the dream and the sweet acoustic music had ended. After I woke up, however, I started and kept on crying for about 30-45 minutes while still laying in my bed and thinking about what I just dreamed of. I was so sad because of not only the last few parts of the dream and the music that played along with it, but also due to the very fact that it felt SO real! This was probably one of the most sweet and heart-warming dreams I’ve ever had in my young adult life. And one of the most realistic, too! I was (and am still as I type this) sad because I don’t know what I should tell Dannaka. If anything, I would love for her to become my lovely girlfriend, since we have known each other for a LONG time. But, the thing is, though, I’m not entirely certain of what I should exactly to her. I mean, she DOES mean a LOT to me. Do you have any suggestions on what should I do next? I don’t think Dannaka has a boyfriend most likely, but I don’t know if I should go for it, because I don’t think she is the type of girl to accept gift (I gave her a few gifts in the past, but still). In addition, we are both Children of God, so I think that’s a plus. So, please, if anyone of you can, provide me a helpful sugestion on what I should say to Dannaka and do for her. Well, I hope all of you have a great day, and God bless you all! 🙂

    Thank you in advance,
    Brandon Graves

    • Yes,I think you should let her know how you feel.If you love her so much you shouldn’t hold back so that you won’t regret it in the future.God forbid but even if she rejects your proposal for any reason she will always be your friend if she’s a true friend.

  5. Amy Bridgeford on

    I have had more than 12 dreams about my crush over the past month. And I know that I should tell him but I already know that he doesn’t have the same feelings for me, so I’m just friends with him. But the dreams are becoming more and more frequent. I don’t know what to do. I have known him since 1st grade and now I am in high school. Should I tell him how I feel and jeopardize my friendship with him or should I just stay quiet and stay friends not letting him know how much I care for him.

  6. I’ve had serval dreams of my ex . We broke up over a year ago and it wasn’t an easy thing to do, I cared a lot about him but we both had different goals in life and I have a child which he felt was too much responsibility. I recently got back with my little one’s father and we’re happy and I love him very much (he was my high school sweetheart) but now I keep dreaming about my ex, the last two dreams I can recal are of me being in a distant place by a lake and meeting my ex there the second dream is of me being at the beach and running into him and being so happy to see him that I ditch my friends to go be with him instead . What can this mean? I feel like I’m cheating on my boyfriend because i feel happy when I wake up.

  7. Last night i had a dream that i was telling one of my friends that i really like my crush,i miss him, and that everything reminds me of him. Then i seen him and we went high five but he held hand.

  8. I m 9 years old and I had dream last night that I was playing games with a girl I like but I don’t even like anyone oes this mean my mind wants me to have a gf Help!

  9. I liked this guy for about 3 weeks and i guess on going because i told him that i liked him and he didn’t necessarily said that he dint like me but the way he replied was saying that he didn’t have feelings for me . Anyways i don’t even think about him or acknowledge him at al like I’m really cool but i have had 4 different dreams about him what does that mean ? i only remember the first dream and the last dream. The first dream was he kept kissing my check and for some reason i bit his ear. The last dream was that we were together at a party and then some people came and we were running from them together . What does this all mean ?

  10. Austen Terry on

    I had two dreams this week where i dreamed about two girls 1 was an old flame the other was my high school crush. The first dream saw me and my dad on a trip running into the old flame who in my dream was as she is in the real world married with a kid. I kept trying to get her alone to try to convince her we should be dating and that she should leave her husband and take her daughter and come with me. I almost even convinced her but then i woke up at 4 in the morning. The next night after thinking about the dream the night before all day i dreamed about running into my high school crush and we went all over new york where she lives now and again i woke up at 4 in the morning. I remember most of my dreams but this past week i have had dreams that cause me to wake up in the middle of the night and the involve people who are either not in my life or i havent thought about them in weeks prior to the dream. What could they mean? I am a believer in that dreams mean something esp. when my are really vivd.

    • Herbert Harrison on

      My first impressions on reading this are that you are a man who is looking for a relationship. Your subconscious thoughts are that you feel- alone. Deep down what you really want and need is a lover, someone who is close to you, someone you can trust and someone who truly loves you and shares a future with you. It is natural for any human to feel this way, if humans didn’t have this need for others, the species would have been made extinct a long time ago. For two reasons: one, safety in numbers, and two, the reproductive process.
      Your sub-conscious mind is telling you you need someone in your life, and it is bringing back up the desires from earlier in your life. It is time to move on and find someone new. This may be very difficult for you. But it is what you must do; and ultimately, you may find someone better for you and have a fulfilling relationship with deeper meanings than a simple crush. Hope I have helped you.

  11. So I had a dream where a guy who looked like my crush but I can’t quite remember and I were hanging out and he kept grabbing my hand and holding it and we were in a staying in a room full of other people and he told me he wanted to go to different bedroom just the two of us so we did and then we just talked and laughed and we cuddled and then we fell asleep with his arm around my waist and then I woke up. What does this mean ? Help!

    • I had like the same dream right before I woke up of a girl named Anna! I think you should try to talk to him!

  12. I have a crush on this boy in my class. I have dreams about him all the time like on if them he asked me to go on a drive with him and I said yes then also in that dream e asked me to prom and to his farm. Another one we were at a dance and he came up and asked me to dance after the dance he took me outside and kissed me. What dies all this mean.

  13. Ok i like this girl and i have sreams about her all the time . Last night i had a dream and me and her were siting in a car and i said hi and then she said “just ask me out . I know you like me . What does it mean . Btw im 14

  14. I play on an all boys baseball team and i am 15 i have had two different dreams for the past two nights about a guy who was on my team but coming to practice that same day i relized that the guy i was dreaming about was a mix between two of the guys. im not sure why i do this but one of the guys was starting to be nice to me yesterday at practice, i cant tell him because he has a girlfriend and the other boy i just met maybe 3 weeks ago! im a girl and in serious trouble with this i need help fast!!!

  15. Cooper Cagna on

    There’s this girl in my class and her name is Bailey Thompson, and I like her a lot. And I have dreams about her all the time. One dream was when I think I was at her house or at one of her cousins houses and we were on her bed, and we said lots of jokes together and we laughed. The other one was when we were snapchatting each other, and then she said she had something to tell me, and what do you know she asked me out. But then I woke up and cried about it because it wasn’t real. Do you know what these two dreams mean?

    • Not to crush your dreams but there a chance that you are dreaming about that because you want that to happen which is a sign that you may want to ask her out

  16. Im 15 and I had this dream last night… There’s this girl in my class named Anna that sits next to me, and I think she likes me. Ive never had a gf because I’m extremely shy… Anyways in my dream I was getting lunch in line and she was behind me. I heard voices all around me that she had a crush on me and we went out but we didn’t kiss or anything… I don’t get it I never really think about her

  17. Well here is this boy well i like him a lil bit and i think he likes me back we talked on the chat well he was so flirty with me.I saw him in my dream sitting right next to me and he said can we go somewhere now to have fun but i only ignored him in my dream.Is this cuzz i was thinking about him or something?donoo *_*

  18. I had a dream that I had a baby but the limbs on “my” baby were metal bars. I don’t know what this means. Btw I am 15 years old.

  19. So there’s this guy I like , and usual when I think someone likes me back I’m right but it’s an up an down thing with this person, last night I had a dream we were watching a movie and ended up falling asleep on the couch together what can this mean

  20. I had a dream that in my college, there is an international student of north-east China(myself from India and I like Chinese culture) and somehow I fell into love with her due to some exchange of study material… I asked about her personal life…we had a little chat…but I didn’t know the ending much but she betrayed me……What is the meaning of this dream?

    • Foo Xianwei on

      I understand how you feel…. it could mean the starting of a new journey… or a stage of the current journey

  21. I had a dream about my crush and I doing couples stuff like kissing, holding hands, hugging
    But in real life I don’t know if he likes me what does this mean?

  22. There’s this guy I feel really strongly towards and he know I like him but doesn’t like me back, I dreamt about him hanging out with me and us laying on the floor together, he grabbed me and wouldn’t let go… It felt really real. Any thoughts?

    • You seem to be really obsessed with him! So my advice is to stop having strong feelings and have small feelings and then ease into little feelings which will turn into NO feelings and I can assure you the dreams about him will stop and that particular dream will never happen again!

  23. I like this guy and by the way I am 14 and so his name is jack and we talk here and there and so it was kinda obviouse he likes me but I gave him a note asking him out and it has been two weeks and no respond idk what to do should I just give him more time or just drop it and don’t care bc I really have a strong felling about this and his friends r just holding him back it is like make your own desition

    • Talk to him… Go ask him how he feels. Notes can sometimes feel like they aren’t personal, but if you go an talk to him nothing can go wrong. It’s better then just ignoring eachother

    • what you should first ask yourself: is it really obvious that he likes you? If you come to think maybe not then you should drop it but if he does actually like you then don’t hold back go up to him and ask him face to face what he feels!

  24. Im friends with this boy a long time and if i tell him im scared it will mess up our friends ship and he did something that made us all weird but,i talk to him about it and he said it was stupid and that was it and ever sense that happend i’ve been having dreams about him.

    • U might be feeling something for him and u r not letting go of that moment so u r dreaming about it and or him in general

  25. I have a girlfriend, but I had a dream that I have a crush on this other girl at my school and it seems so wrong but now all I do is think about that girl I have a crush on and feels like I’m growing away from my girlfriend.

    • Same thing here, like it was out of no where. I had a crush on this girl awhile back like in elementary school and it’s all of a sudden come back after a weird dream. I don’t know what to do, or if i should tell my gf about this

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