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What Does It Mean When You Dream about Your Crush: 14 Explanations

What does it mean when you dream about your crush? Depending on what the dream was about, each dream can have it’s own interpretation! Interpret it here.

what does it mean when you dream about your crush

Is it fate or just weird food that you ate before you fell asleep? These interpretations and explanations can help answer what does it mean when you dream about your crush.

Nothing beats a beautiful dream about your crush! You wake up feeling like you’re floating on clouds, and you can’t help but rethink it over and over again, and fantasize about it.

But then, what if it was a bad dream? What could that mean? Is it an ominous sign that something’s wrong somewhere?

Depending on the nature of your dream, the role your crush played, and the details that presented themselves, it leaves a question that may bother you throughout the day: what does it mean when you dream about your crush.

You dream, and a good dream, it sticks with you hours after waking up. There’s the nightmare that keeps you awake. The weird dream that doesn’t make any sense no matter how you decipher it.

But above all, a dream graced by the presence of your crush will be the most remembered. Not just because you wake up with a smile on your face, but also for how it makes you want to go back to the dream to see how it progresses. 

[Read: How to know if someone is missing you often – The 17 signs you probably missed]

Why do we dream about our crush?

A dream is simply a bout of brain activity while people sleep. And just like the work our brain does when awake, it processes available information stored in our memory.

So if you think about someone a lot, or find that they’re always on your mind even when you’re focused on something else, chances are, you WILL dream of them.

It’s your mind’s subconscious way of processing your thoughts from when you’re awake, or or processing the patchwork of memories you have in your head. 

Just like you can actually trick your mind into having sex dreams, thinking about someone often will trick your mind into dreaming of them, just as often.

How to recollect the smaller details from your dream

The funny thing about dreams is that you start forgetting the important details just as you start to regain consciousness.

Unless you’re a “lucid dreamer”, who is a person who can control the direction of their own dreams through sheer luck or subconscious training, you don’t have much of a choice when it comes to manipulating or recollecting every event from your dreams.

The best way to remember a dream is to start making mental notes of the important points as soon as you recollect them.

Narrate the dream back to yourself, so you transfer the subconscious dream into your thought process.

Do this right, and you can recollect the dream enough number of times throughout the day, and turn the dream into a very real memory you can carry around with you for years!

What does it mean when you dream about your crush

Aside from the romantic fantasies you recreate in your mind when you’re awake, your emotions, desires, as well as personal struggles will play a part in the events that determine the flow of your crush dream. After all, a dream is simply a canvas where the mind can freely express its innermost secrets.

You can’t manipulate your thoughts like you would when you’re awake, so all you can do is sit back and experience your dream helplessly, for good or for worse.

So what does it really mean when you dream about your crush? Here are many possible scenarios and what each crush dream could mean.

1. A dream with just your crush’s face

Your crush’s body, actions, and speech are quite vague or blurry in the dream. All you recognize and remember in complete detail is their face.

What it means

A dream of your crush’s face is a manifestation of your unconscious and idealized image of a significant other.

Focusing on a face is believed to be a projection of your ideal image of a person. In the case of the dream, these ideals manifest in the face of your crush, the focus of the dream. [Read: How to get your crush to come talk to you]

2. You and your crush go on a date

A dream in the literal and figurative sense, it shows a scene where you go out like a normal couple should.

Your dream might show you both walking while holding hands, eating at a restaurant, watching a movie, or having a fun conversation in a coffee shop. Most crush dreams fall into this category.

What it means

This type of dream narrative describes a wish-fulfilling dream. As you now know, the dream world is a space where the brain acts out your innermost thoughts and desires.

Since you constantly think about your crush and ultimately wish to approach or end up together in real life, the brain simply plays out this desire through the dream. [Read: 15 guaranteed ways to get your crush to like you back]

3. Having sex with your crush and you seduce them

This is a delightful kind of dream to have for sure. But this type of dream could take different meanings from what may be directly implied.

This type of dream may present itself in two kinds of scenarios. One scenario, you initiate intimacy and your crush reciprocated with equal gusto. So if you’re the one doing the seducing, here’s what your dream means.

What it means

When the dreamer takes an active role in the dream, it usually symbolizes strong feelings towards something.

In this case, the dreamer initiating sex with their crush signifies strong feelings and desire for physical intimacy. If you haven’t been intimate with another person for quite some time, then this interpretation may as well be true.

[Read: How to act cool in front of your crush and grab their attention]

4. Your crush has sex with you and seduces you

In other cases, the dream starts quite normally and then proceeds to a moment where your crush seduces you.

Each scenario take on different meanings. Both share the same meaning of you wanting physical intimacy from your crush.

What it means

A dream with your crush initiating sex represents an unconscious desire to be liked and pursued by another person.

As you take a passive role in the dream, every action that happens within it is out of your control. This also signifies hesitation to take action towards your crush in real life. [Read: How to trick your mind into having wet dreams and sleep orgasms]

5. You fight or argue with your crush

A disturbing dream where it is assumed you end up together but are fighting. Sometimes, it is a physical fight which can be disturbing to experience.

Other times, a shouting match with harsh words exchanged. Regardless, the dream’s highlight is conflict.

What it means

Internal conflict. A dream showing an argument with your crush shows the dreamer’s anxieties and insecurities towards a relationship.

It may keep you from pursuing your crush in real life because you fear a possible relationship breaking apart.

6. Your crush rejects you

A terrible dream to wake up from, and it feels like it’s all doom and gloom. After all, your dream predicted the truth, right? Wrong! This could mean something else entirely!

What it means

When you have a dream where your crush rejects you, it doesn’t conjure your crush’s feelings in real life and transform it in your dream.

What it honestly means is that, right now, for some reason, YOU don’t believe your crush will accept you. It’s a warning from your intuition that you’re not confident yourself, or that you’re not prepared to ask your crush out right now.

Work on your insecurities and try to build on the relationship with your crush. This dream has nothing to do with your crush, and everything to do with you. [Read: The most painful and soul-crushing signs your crush doesn’t like you back]

7. Your crush ignores you

Have you ever had a dream where you walk up to your crush and talk to them, but they seem to ignore you? Or worse, give attention to someone else?

The weirdest part of all this could be that you may actually be on good terms with your crush in real life.

What it means

When your crush ignores you in your dream, just as with your crush rejecting you, it has nothing to do with them. And everything to do with you, and how you feel inside. When you helplessly watch your crush ignore you in your dream, it displays your fear of losing them.

You’re drawn to them, but a part of your subconscious mind is afraid of losing them because you believe you’re not good enough for them. [Read: How to impress your crush + 20 moves to make them like you a lot more]

8. Your crush dies in the dream

This is a nightmare to be certain. Most times, the dream involves you attending your crush’s funeral, staying beside them at their deathbed, or receiving news from another friend that your crush has died.

What it means

This type of dream may be disconcerting or traumatic. Don’t worry about it happening in real life. The most accepted interpretation?

Your feelings for your crush symbolically “die” after so long. You no longer hold strong affections towards the person like you did during the beginning.

On the other hand, it could also mean you miss seeing your crush, and you haven’t seen or heard from them for a long time. [Read: The science behind why you crave someone more when they ignore you]

9. Your crush begins dating someone else

Another disturbing crush dream! You see them in love with someone else. The dream usually ends with that realization, and it hurts you in your real and dream life.

What it means

Such a dream symbolizes your hidden fears and insecurities towards a relationship. Likely, it sums up the reason why you haven’t been enthusiastic about making a move or even considering a relationship with your crush.

Your fear of not being good enough or getting rejected holds you back from approaching them in real life. [Read: How to talk to your crush – The real secrets to make them actually fall harder for you]

10. Your crush likes you back or confesses that they have a crush on you too

This is probably the next best type of crush dream after the sex with your crush type of dream. In this type, you spend alone time with your crush. Then, they reveal they have liked you for a long time as well.

What it means

A delightful type of dream, no doubt. The real life implication may delight you as well.

This type of a dream scenario is formed when the dreamer has a significant amount of self-confidence and hope with the possible outcome of pursuing your crush. If you have this kind of dream, start making a move on your crush.

[Read: How to get your crush to notice you and actually like you back]

11. Someone tells you they have a crush on you

Flattery at it’s best, you can’t seem to chase away affection and adulation coming your way even in your dreams.

It feels great when you get this dream, and chances are, you may check out this person’s social media page and stare at this person you dreamed of longingly – maybe you even start liking them here on!

What it means

When someone tells you they like you in your dream, it’s probably your subconscious reinforcing the positive traits in you.

It makes you feel more confident, and secure about yourself. It could possibly mean that you’re noticing signs of attraction from the other person in real life.

But the biggest possibility is that you’ve started realizing you have subtle feelings for this person yourself. Maybe you just realized you’re attracted to them, or you think they’re a really nice person.

Sometimes, your dream state may give you this nudge to help you realize that you’re actually attracted towards this friend in some way. [Read: How to know if you like someone – 30 signs you’d be feeling right this minute]

12. Dreaming about an old crush out of the blue

This could be a perplexing dream because you haven’t thought about this old crush for months or even years. Why now? Does it mean you should contact them again? 

What it means

In all probability, dreaming an old crush doesn’t have to signify some kind of cosmic connection. It doesn’t have to mean they’re thinking of you too.

Dreaming about an old crush could mean that you’re going through some similar experience in your real life, that is reminiscent of the time you had a crush on this person.

Are you attracted to someone who resembles your crush? Do you feel the same sense of hopelessness or insecurity you felt when you started falling for your old crush?

When you dream of your old crush, it hints at a possibility that there is something you’re doing in real life that is very similar to your behavior in your past when you liked your crush.

On the other hand, paranormal science tells us that when you dream of an old crush, it’s because they’ve been thinking of you a lot, especially recently. So which one would you choose to believe? [Read: How to know if someone is thinking of you sexually and desires you]

13. Dreaming about a celebrity crush

Wouldn’t it be nice to have this dream, and believe you’re going to meet them in real life? Or perhaps, they’re your soul mate from another life? Unfortunately, no. But there are some very good reasons why you’re getting this dream.

What it means

When you watch an actor portray a role in a movie, you’re connecting with a movie character. And each of these characters have their own traits – good and bad.

When you dream of a celebrity crush, it’s a very good sign that there’s a particular trait about them that draws you to them.

You may wish your own boyfriend or girlfriend would have this trait or quality in them, or perhaps, you want to have this trait yourself.

Dreaming about a movie character or a celebrity crush usually means an attraction to a behavioral trait. Ask yourself what you like most about that crush in real life, and chances are, you’ll know you’re drawn to that particular quality in your own life.

14. Dreaming about a crush on someone you hate in real life

This is a very weird dream to have, isn’t it? You fall asleep peacefully, only to wake up wondering how on earth could you be attracted to *or having sex with* someone you absolutely detest in real life. 

What it means

As much as you may dislike someone in real life, there may be traits that you admire in them too. You obviously don’t want to accept this in real life, so your subconscious mind finds a way to release this thought through a dream.

This doesn’t mean you like them in real life, or that you’re suppressing your true feelings towards them. It just means that there are some traits of theirs that you admire, but you don’t want to accept it that you see this positive quality in them.

[Read: 20 subconscious signs of attraction that shows up between two people]

Dreams tell us a great deal about our true self in the form of symbolic images. Understanding what does it mean when you dream about your crush is not surprising, especially if they are in your thoughts day and night.

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Vinod Srinivas Serai
Vin Serai
Vin Serai is the founder of LovePanky.com, and has delved deep into the working of love and relationships for almost two decades. Having dipped his feet in almo...