We dream an average seven times per night but barely remember what we dreamed about. This explains why many people claim they never dream but studies reveal that it is highly unlikely for a person to sleep through the night without dreaming. In fact, a dream could last 45 minutes and the subjects of our dreams are as many and unique as our waking circumstances.
While some dreams are easy to dismiss as nothing but the musings of the subconscious, it is impossible to ignore the recurring dream especially the one about a crush. They are people we have an intense infatuation for but keep our feelings inside because we feel that a relationship with them is unattainable. You feel incredibly shy and giddy around this person but they are constantly on your mind.
It is normal to dream about your crush because, hey; you think a lot about them. It is oddity however if this is a nightly event that won’t go away despite your efforts. In such cases, an interpretation may suffice. Dreams may hold clues to your future or reveal your deepest desires. When we sleep, the subconscious is free to paint pictures using scenarios that we were in during our waking moments. Some dreams may involve people in our lives and that includes a crush or person you have a deep liking for. A dream about your crush may be unique to your situation but we have some common ones and their possible meanings.
Dreams about your crush
Kissing your crush
This is a common dream that symbolizes harmony, love, and affection. It is your mind’s way of expressing a desire in your waking life to be close to this individual. If your crush initiated the kiss, it is an indication that you want them to make the first move. If you initiated this kiss, chances are that you don’t have the guts to do it in real life. Maybe you are afraid of rejection and can only live the scenario in the dream state.
Making love with your crush
The possibilities are endless and you can dream just about anything. If you were making love with your crush in a dream, you are ready for a serious relationship. If you are in a relationship and have this dream; it means that you need more love. There is a void in you that only love can fill.
If there were kissing and lovemaking in the dream, this is a strong indication that they may be your soul mate. If the dream involves marriage and kids with your crush, this isn’t really a prediction of the future but a testament that you lack goals.
Arguing with your crush
Don’t wake up feeling stressed and sad after an argument with a crush in your dream. It is not a sign that you are incompatible but rather, a symbol of conflict or tension in your waking life. On a more positive note, the argument in a dream may also be a message that your psyche is ready for you to be more than friends.
Dreaming about an old crush
Maybe you stopped having all those mushy feelings about someone and then suddenly, they pop up in your dreams. When this happens and you are single, it probably means that you have feelings for that person. If you are in a relationship it could be that you are anxious about not reaching your capacity. Dreams of this nature may occur when you are reminiscing about life and the value of relationships. It could also happen because you are deeply considering a big life change.
Getting rejected by a crush
Unless you are feeling rejected in your waking life, this dream may be a sign of good luck in love. According to ancient folklore, dreaming of being rejected over and over by a crush may mean that there are better things waiting in your life. Such a dream may also point to your impending positive inner transformation.
Being ignored by your crush
If your crush didn’t pay any attention to you, it is probably because you are ignoring something crucial about yourself. Such dreams are often signs that we should look deeper into ourselves. We should get on a path to self-improvement and maybe the crush will take notice.
Your crush likes someone else
This may be a devastating dream especially if you were hoping to develop a romantic relationship. However, dreams shouldn’t be taken literally but as a sign. In this case, it may be a reflection of your feelings of abandonment. You may be feeling like you don’t match up to the possible dates of your crush. This dream is as a result of your insecurities.
Reconnecting with your crush
This means you are missing the person and wish to get back with them. If this is a childhood crush you are getting back with, it means that you may receive some good news. It may also be your spirit guiding you to reunite with this person you liked in your childhood.
Having a crush on a stranger
You wake up in amazement, from a raunchy dream where you had a big crush on someone you have never met. Is it a sign or simply your wild imagination? Such a dream means you feel socially vulnerable and need to express your feelings. The subconscious is simply telling you to get out and have some fun. You are hiding away from the world which could take a toll on you.
Having a crush on a friend
Most people feel anxious when they have a dream indicating that their friend is their crush. Unless you have secretly wished to develop a romantic relationship with a close friend, this dream often means that you crave happiness.
Having a crush on a teacher
People are very concerned when they dream about having a crush on their teacher. This mainly happens to teenagers but it doesn’t necessarily mean they want to have naughty interactions with their tutors. Dream experts say that teachers in such dreams are symbolic of growth and development. In old stories, teachers in dreams are often an omen of good luck.
Death of your crush
Isn’t this the saddest thing? A dream about a crush dying should be concerning because is not positive. In many cases, it is an indication that you need to end something in your life. In dreams death is symbolic of transformation and new beginnings.
Someone else’s crush
If you frequently dream about your partner’s crush, then you are possibly thinking a lot about your relationship. It could also be that you are jealous or frustrated with your partner’s crush. This dream could also mean you are thinking so much about a possible future with this crush. This dream may also simply mean that your life’s biggest desire is to be with this crush.
Someone has a crush on you
This means you are at a point where you are feeling good and proud of yourself. Dreaming that someone has a crush on you may represent new opportunities in your life and excitement you may have about your life.
Your crush likes you back
If the feeling in your dream is that the person shares the same feelings, it may not be the case but just that you are feeling optimistic. You are confident that you deserve to be liked back by those you like. If you are having positive dreams about your crush, it may be your mind’s way of telling you to make your feelings known.
We all have our celebrity crushes (whether we like to admit it or not) and more often than not, we dream about them. When you dream about your celebrity crush, don’t be deceived into thinking that you will soon be together. This is just your subconscious revealing your desire for a person in your waking like who shares the qualities you admire so much in this celeb.
Crush is gay
If you are straight and dream of having a lesbian crush, does this mean you are secretly gay? Or are you gay and dream about having a crush on a boy? Could you be harboring straight inhibitions? Don’t beat yourself up so much about it because a gay crush when you are straight is only symbolic of self-love, compassion, and acceptance.
On the flip side maybe you are uncomfortable with homosexuality and this dream is a reflection of your anxieties or insecurities about sexual relations with the opposite sex. A gay person having straight crush dreams is unexplored but it could also point to anxieties about straight sexual feelings.
Crush on someone you dislike
This is the kind of dream that challenges your beliefs about yourself. This doesn’t mean that you secretly harbor feelings for this person. It is often a reflection of your desire to get away from something unpleasant. It is also a sign that you are frustrated that you will never be mean to someone, embarrass them or get revenge on them in real life. While it is not always the case, you might actually have a secret crush on this person but wouldn’t care to admit it.
Your crush knows you like them
How embarrassing! Not really though. To dream that your crush discovered you like them symbolizes change. It means that you are discovering something new about yourself and are ready to make necessary changes. While this dream may be indicative of your inner worries that your crush might discover what you really feel, it is often an indication of transition and making new discoveries in life.
Getting a message from your crush
You might dream that the person you like sent you a text, letter or message in another form. This means you’re eagerly waiting for communication from them. Getting a love message from your crush may also mean that you feel a deep connection with them. Follow any advice in this message because it may be something that your mind is trying to tell you and not necessarily something your crush would say.
Your crush hugging you
This means that you are embracing the idea of having a crush on someone. Also dreaming about your crush hugging you may reflect your readiness to embrace your reality rather than trying to fight it. Dreams of hugging your crush point to the fact that you’re a loving and caring person.
Alternatively, to dream that someone is hugging you means you should try being less guarded, allow yourself to heal emotionally. Hugging represents embracing a situation, behavior or person. It may also be a symbol of relief after escaping a dangerous situation or when you miss someone dearly.
Why do I dream about my crush?
There are many possibilities about dreams involving crushes or people we have a strong liking for. It may be impossible to list every one of them but there are some general takeaways as to what dreams about our crushes are about.
- Having this dream is often an indication of our anxieties about whether we are worthy of love. They are an indication of a strong desire for something that you think of as impossible to achieve. You may also be thinking that you are unworthy of something in your waking life. If this is the case, you need to change your mindset and develop a positive attitude to keep this dream at bay.
- This dream may also be simply because you think too much about your crush. You spend most of your time daydreaming of the possibilities if you were together and this manifest in your dreams.
- Dreams about a crush may be a sign of exciting opportunities and good luck. These don’t have to be about your crush, but just that an opportunity for a great relationship is afoot. This dream may mean that new career and business prospects are coming by.
- Constantly dreaming about a crush may mean that you have unexpected possibilities that seem out of reach.
To fully understand what a dream may be trying to tell you, it is important to remember how you felt, what you said and your current life situation. Is the dream expression of your desire or is it totally random? Do you feel positively or negatively in your current situation?
Are you on a quest for something and are facing multiple roadblocks? Does the dream involve a stranger or someone close? Answering these questions with total honesty will bring you closer to understanding the true meaning behind any dream.