Ever had a dream in which you’re with someone, and it feels so real? You can feel their touch, hear their voice and smell them. When you wake up, you realize that it was just a dream.
It’s not that you’re obsessed with them or anything; it’s just that your brain is trying to sort through all the information about this person and make sense of it as a whole.
This article is here to help. We’ll try to figure out what it means to have a recurring dream about someone you like.
What Does It Mean When You Dream About Someone You Like Repeatedly?
You might have heard that dreaming about someone you like means you’re in love with them, but it’s not just about love. There are many different ways to interpret dreams about people you know.
Maybe you’ve had a dream about your high school sweetheart, a new relationship, the person you lost your virginity to, or an ex-boyfriend or girlfriend who broke your heart after a breakup. It could be that you’re having a recurring dream about someone you like but don’t want to admit to yourself. Or maybe your dreams are just being weird—weirder than usual—and they aren’t really trying to tell you anything at all.
It’s also important to understand that dreaming about a person doesn’t necessarily mean that the dreamer is romantically interested in them—it could simply mean that they’re attracted to how that person looks or how they act.
Whatever the case may be, it’s normal as humans to have dreams about other people. We’re hardwired by our brains and experiences with human faces throughout our lives to recognize them easily; therefore, it’s not uncommon for us to see faces in our dreams, whether awake or asleep. The more important question is instead: What does this mean?
So if you’ve ever wondered what it is the deeper meaning when you dream about someone or something specific over and over again, here are some possibilities:
1. You’ve Been Thinking About Them A Lot Lately
If you’ve been obsessing over someone recently, or if they’ve been on your mind a lot lately, it’s possible that your brain is trying to tell you something. It might be that you’re actually interested in this person, or it could mean that there’s some kind of subconscious connection between the two of you—either way, your brain is trying to tell you something!
If it’s someone you have been close with, you could be missing them and wish they were around to make you feel better.
2. You Want Them To Appear In Your Dreams
This happens if that person has been on your mind lately, and you wish to see them or interact with them in your dreamscape. You may enjoy this recurring dream about this person and want to continue the scenario from the previous dream. Another reason is you have been forcing your mind to think about this person so they will appear in your dream again. It might mean that something about this person is on your mind, and dreaming about them is a way for your subconscious to deal with it.
3. You Like This Person But Haven’t Told Them Yet
Suppose the person in your dreams is someone you’ve just met or have known for a short time. In that case, your subconscious may be trying to deal with the fact that there’s an attraction there—but it doesn’t know how to handle it yet, and needs some time to figure things out on its own before making any decisions about whether or not it wants things to progress further with this person.
Another interpretation is you’re subconsciously trying to get their attention. Dreams can be a way for us to communicate with our subconscious mind and work through things that we might not be able to put into words. By dreaming about this person, you may just be trying to let your subconscious know that they’re important or special to you in some way.
This might be because of how they make you feel when they’re around, or it could be because they make life easier or more fun when they’re involved—whatever the reason is, we need to pay attention when our subconscious tries to tell us something.
4. You Have Unresolved Feelings Toward Them
Have you ever had a dream about someone you like and then woken up with a feeling of happiness or sadness?
It turns out your dreams can be an indicator of your unresolved feelings and emotions towards that person. If you’re dreaming about them constantly and waking up feeling happy because of the dream scenarios, it means you still have feelings for that person. If the opposite is true (you wake up feeling sad), it may indicate a traumatic experience.
It is also common to dream about someone who has hurt you or who doesn’t share the same feelings for you as you do for them. This can be interpreted as an attempt by your subconscious mind to release those feelings, so they don’t get in the way of your future happiness.
5. You’re Afraid Of Their Rejection
Your subconscious may be trying to prepare you for the possibility that this person won’t feel the same way about you, so it’s showing you what it would be like if they did reject you. Perhaps, you also know of this possibility, and you’re growing anxious about it. If this is the case, don’t worry! Your dreams can help guide you toward other romantic options that could be better suited for where you are in life right now.
You do not have to lose confidence because sooner you will find the right person for you—or perhaps, the best way is to love yourself first!
6. You’re Worried About Them Or Their Safety, Health And Well-being
When you dream about someone you like, it can be a cause for concern and anxiety. This could be because of something that happened in real life or because of something that happened in your subconscious mind.
If you dream about a crush and they are facing challenges in life, such as being sick or injured, this could also indicate that you want to be there for them and help them out. This is also the same case for recurring dreams about other people. You may even be subconsciously trying to protect them from harm. If this is the case, try talking to the person to see if there is anything that needs attention.
7. There’s Something You Want From Them
If you dream about someone you like repeatedly, it may be that there’s something you want from them.
The dream could manifest your subconscious desires—it can be as simple as wanting to be with them or as complex as wanting to ask them for advice, guidance, or help with something.
If the person in question is someone with whom you have a close relationship (like a current relationship or your childhood friends), then this dream might also be a sign that your subconscious is trying to tell you that they need support in some way.
8. You Want To Be Closer To Them
Your dreams might tell you something about this person that makes them stand out from everyone else. You might want to get closer to them or spend more time with them—and when we want something in real life, our brain can trick us into thinking we’ve already got it. Just be careful to differentiate between the scenarios from your dream to the ones in your waking life.
9. You Have Unfinished Business With Them
If you dream of someone who is not in your life but used to be and still has an impact on your life, then this could mean that something about them has stuck with you or affected something else in your life without your knowing it.
On the other hand, if you dream of a dead person and then come back later on living and healthy, this may mean that there are unresolved feelings between the two of you, and their death was merely symbolic of letting go of those feelings once and for all for closures.
If someone who is still alive and active in your life (like a family member, friend, lover, or your boss and work colleagues) shows up repeatedly in your dreams, then this could mean that there are unresolved issues between the two of you.
Maybe they’ve been acting differently lately than they used to, or perhaps they did something yesterday that made you realize they’re growing up too fast or something in your professional life. Either way, this might be an opportunity for some heart-to-heart talks with the people around us who matter most.
10. They Have Something Important To Say
Dreaming about someone you like is often a gateway to receiving some important information from them. You might not be able to hear what the person is saying in your dream—but that doesn’t mean they aren’t trying to tell you something.
Here are some common reasons why (but we cannot guarantee this theory is indeed true):
- They want to reconnect with you and make amends for something they did or said in the past (or even in real life).
- They miss your friendship/connection/interaction.
- They are concerned about something that happened between the two of you recently and want to find out what happened.
- They want more time with you!
Tips to Deal With Recurring Dreams
First of all: Don’t worry! This happens to everyone, and having these dreams is normal. But if it’s getting in the way of your life or making you super uncomfortable, this may affect your psychological health, and no one wants that. Here are some tips on how to deal with those recurring dreams:
- First, try not to take them too seriously—even though they might seem real while you’re dreaming about them, they aren’t happening in real life. So don’t let them get in the way of your day-to-day life!
- If possible, try not to sleep near windows (or other light sources). This will help ensure that your brain doesn’t associate darkness with sleepiness—hopefully, that’ll help keep those dreams from coming back!
- Stay hydrated throughout the day, so your body stays healthy and strong enough to handle all of the stressors that come with recurrent dreams.
- Exercise regularly, whether going for a jog or just doing some stretches before bedtime. Being physically fit helps keep stress levels low and helps you sleep better at night.
- Tell yourself it’s not real! Don’t take too much stock in what happens during these dreams—they could just be nothing more than random thoughts and intuition bouncing around in the back of your mind.
- Do something productive with your time. If possible, try not to dwell on the dream or the person who is in it. Instead, use the time to read a book or do some homework—anything that will help keep your mind off those dreams, especially if they are becoming a nightmare.
Is That Person In My Dream Thinking About Me?
You know what they say: if you dream about someone, they’re thinking about you.
It’s a nice thought, isn’t it? If you’ve ever woken up from a positive dream and been convinced that the person in it was thinking of you, we get it—we’ve believed that too. It sounds like a good sign. But is it true?
The short answer is: maybe. Now read back to the number 10. The long answer: probably not.
Dreams are notoriously hard to interpret and even harder when trying to figure out what the person in your dreamscape is actually thinking about in waking life.
But here’s what we do know: dreams are often just the brain’s natural defense mechanism in what’s going on in our lives. So if you start dreaming about someone more often than usual, it might just mean that their presence has been on your mind lately because ‘you’ are thinking about them—and not the other way around.
Dreams are the language of the subconscious mind, and they can often be quite literal. The first thing to know about dreams is that they’re not always literal. They don’t always have to mean exactly what they seem to suggest. It’s always important for dreamers to be smart in deciphering the meaning behind recurring dreams about someone they may or may not know.
If you have repeatedly been dreaming about someone you like and thought you had figured out what it meant for you, you’re welcome to share it in the comments for readers with the same experience.