Humans as we are, we all have a longing to be loved. We yearn to find and have a better half – someone who will be our partner, someone who we will nurture and be nurtured by them in return, someone to grow old with. Because intimate relationships are part of our human nature, dreaming of a boyfriend is more common than one might think.
Dreaming of a boyfriend, a partner, or someone you love symbolizes your current thoughts and feelings about your special someone or the way you feel about your relationship with them.
Although a boyfriend is associated with someone you are in a romantic relationship with, a boyfriend can also represent a trusted friend, an intimate but noncommittal lover, or even a casual companion. A boyfriend in a dream can signify different meanings.
What Do Dreams About My Boyfriend Mean?
Dreams about a boyfriend can symbolize different emotions, hence, they can mean different things. Whether good or bad, these types of dreams often mirror your hidden feelings or subconscious thoughts with a boyfriend in real life.
Dreaming about your boyfriend can represent concealed feelings like doubt, fear, or even anger. It also tells you that you may be troubled by certain issues or situations in your relationship. This dream indicates that you need to delve deeper to figure out any hidden fears you may have about the future of your relationship or your intense fixations with past mistakes.
The meaning behind a boyfriend appearing in your dream depends on the situations presented in your dream. In this article, you will learn some of the symbolic meanings behind boyfriend dreams.
Dreaming of Ex Boyfriends
Having dreams about an ex is a common dream that happens when you are going through a break-up or you just got out of a relationship. That person and that relationship was a part of your life, and falling out of that person or that relationship, can leave you broken-hearted. You have to realize that while endings are hard, eventually in time, you will learn to accept them and get over them.
If you dream of an ex-boyfriend, it means that subconsciously, you aren’t completely over him yet. You may still have lingering feelings about your past relationship. You still have unresolved feelings. This dream is a reminder that you need to confront these feelings about your ex or your past relationship, for you to move on.
However, more times than not, dreams involving an ex-boyfriend do not always mean that you are still in love with him. The mind is a powerful thing that can deeply store memories. This dream may just be your subconscious’ way of revisiting that person in your life when you used to be with this person. Your dream may simply be your subconscious mind remembering and replaying a significant memory from your past relationship.
Dream About Having a Boyfriend
Having a boyfriend in your dream, although you don’t actually have one in real life, signifies that you need to make big changes in your life. It’s the time in your life to make a significant change. If you’re an introvert, this dream tells you that it’s time to put yourself out there. If you dream of seeing the world, this dream tells you that it’s time to embark on an adventure.
When you dream about having a boyfriend, it means you make careful and clever decisions. You are logical and methodical, and you don’t shy away from responsibilities. This dream signifies that you are rational and reliable, and you will succeed in all your endeavors.
This dream can also mean your need to appreciate yourself more. Having a boyfriend means having someone to dote on you, and to nurture you. The boyfriend in your dream symbolizes you, and how you need to appreciate yourself more, and take care of yourself better.
Dreams About Your Boyfriend Cheating on You
If you dream about your boyfriend cheating on you, it simply means you have constant worries about your relationship. You may be feeling insecure or inadequate. You may be feeling unappreciated or neglected. This dream represents your anxieties and fears about how you feel in your relationship.
This type of dream can also signify that you and your boyfriend have opposing beliefs. Perhaps you have different principles in waking life. Perhaps you have different goals you want to achieve. Dreaming of a cheating ex symbolizes you and your boyfriend’s contrasting opinions and beliefs.
If your boyfriend has cheated on you in the past, it’s not unusual to also dream about it. Dreams mirror our subconscious. Although you may have forgiven your boyfriend, at the back of your conscious mind, you will always worry that he will cheat on you again.
Dreams About Cheating on Your Boyfriend
To dream that you are cheating on your boyfriend means you have repressed sexual urges. If you haven’t had sex with anyone in a while, sex dreams can symbolize your desire for a sexual connection. It’s a way for your subconscious to communicate your suppressed sexual desires.
Alternatively, a dream about having an affair can represent your feelings of self-sabotage and self-betrayal. Perhaps you are trapped in a dodgy situation. This dream tells you that you may have made decisions that are not in your best interest.
Cheating on your boyfriend in your dream can also be a symbol of feeling guilty. It doesn’t necessarily mean it’s about your boyfriend or your current relationship. It might be that you are feeling guilty about something in your life. Perhaps a bad call you made. Perhaps the way you treated someone. This dream tells you to discover what you are guilty of, to absolve yourself of that guilt.
Dreams of Boyfriend Leaving Me
Dreaming that your boyfriend has left you symbolizes the departure of certain circumstances, feelings, or beliefs from your life. Perhaps you feel that there are certain situations in your life that no longer favor you. Perhaps you feel that some of your beliefs no longer work for you. Perhaps you feel that there are emotions that no longer serve you. This dream tells you that it’s time to let go of things that no longer add value to your waking life.
This dream is also associated with a lacking feeling in your relationship. There may be something you want in your relationship that’s no longer there. There may be something you need from your boyfriend that he can no longer give. This dream tells you to look deeply and find out what’s lacking, so you can decide how you want to move forward with your relationship.
There are also instances where a boyfriend leaving is not just a dream, but a reality. If you are in an unhealthy relationship, you constantly feel powerless and afraid. The never-ending cycle of abuse is deeply rooted in you, and your recurring dreams of your boyfriend leaving represent your fear of being abandoned by this person.
Dreaming of Arguing with your Boyfriend
Dreaming about arguing with your boyfriend symbolizes problems you have with your partner. Perhaps you are in disagreement over an important decision in your relationship. Perhaps you have an argument on the other’s habit or behavior. This dream tells you that there is a conflict in your relationship, and you need to resolve whatever issues you’re fighting over, or this argument will cost your relationship.
Arguing with your boyfriend in a dream also represents your suppressed feelings toward your partner. You are hiding your emotions from your boyfriend. This dream tells you that you need to express how you feel instead of bottling up your feelings.
A dream about arguing with a boyfriend may also signify your emotional state. Perhaps you’ve been distancing yourself from others lately. Perhaps you find yourself feeling miserable. Perhaps you feel angry for no apparent reason. This dream tells you that your emotions are in overdrive, and you need to confront them, for you to finally feel calm and at peace.
Dreams About Breaking up With Your Boyfriend
A dream about breaking up with your boyfriend means that you need to let go of something in your life. Perhaps you have been holding a grudge or resentment toward someone. Perhaps you are stuck in an unhealthy relationship. This dream tells you that no matter how hard it may seem, letting go is the only way for you to move forward in life.
Your boyfriend breaking up with you in a dream represents the next step in your relationship. If you are casually dating someone, this dream may signify that you and your boyfriend are ready to exclusively date each other. You are ready to take your relationship to the next level and make a commitment.
A break-up with a boyfriend in a dream can also signify the end of something and a new beginning. If you ended a relationship, this dream tells you that, that chapter of your life has come to an end, and you are ready to start a new one. If you decided to switch careers, this dream tells you that you have completed a milestone, and are about to embark on a new one.
Dream About Boyfriend Dying
Any dream, or more accurately, nightmare, associated with death and dying is quite scary or disturbing. Dreaming of a boyfriend dying might jolt you awake, fearing that your boyfriend may actually die in real life. However, dreams are symbolic and a boyfriend dying in a dream shouldn’t be taken literally.
More often than not, your boyfriend’s death in a dream is not a symbol of physical death, but a symbol of a big change. A dying boyfriend in your dream, therefore, signifies a shift in your relationship. Perhaps your boyfriend used to put you first, and suddenly his priorities change that he barely has time for you. Perhaps you used to be very intimate, and suddenly your sex life is not as active or even non-existent. Dreaming of a boyfriend dying in a relationship that is going through a significant change is not unusual.
A dying boyfriend in your dream is also common for those contemplating ending a relationship, or those that just ended a relationship. This dream denotes the end of your relationship. It signifies that you are letting go of this person in your life.
Dreaming of Making Love to My Boyfriend
Dreaming of making love to a boyfriend means that you feel a deep attraction to the person you are in a relationship with. You feel intimately connected, and that manifests in your dreams. This dream means that you have a satisfying sexual experience with your boyfriend.
Having sex with a boyfriend in a dream can also symbolize repressed sexual desires for your partner. Perhaps you are in a long-distance relationship. The inability to be intimately connected with your boyfriend is making you frustrated, and your dream is a way to release your pent-up sexual frustrations.
Generally, sex in dreams symbolizes harmony and fulfillment. Dreaming of being intimate with your boyfriend signifies that you are in a steady and happy relationship. You feel that all your needs are fulfilled, and everything in your relationship with this person is in perfect harmony.
Dream About Getting Married to My Boyfriend
Marriage is a symbol of a serious and lasting commitment. To dream of marrying your boyfriend denotes that you see a future with them. You are deeply committed to your partner and deeply committed to your relationship.
To dream you are marrying your boyfriend can also represent what you want from your partner. Perhaps you long for a serious commitment. Perhaps you yearn to be loved. The dream of marrying a boyfriend signifies your desires of how you want to be treated by your significant other.
In some cases, dreaming of getting married to your boyfriend isn’t at all related to your romantic situation. This dream can signify good news coming your way. Something good is going to happen to you. You may come across an inheritance or an unexpected reward. This dream is a sign that something positively connected with money is going to happen to you.