Is it fate or just weird food before you fell asleep? These 7 explanations can help answer what does it mean when you dream about your crush.
A dream involving your special someone will always be a welcome visitor during your sleep, but it kind of gives a strange feeling during your waking hours. 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.
People dream, and it sticks with them 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 in order to see how it progresses. [Read: How to keep your crush interested in you over text]
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.
Think of the movie Inception. We cannot dream about something that we have not seen or experienced before in our lives. It only means that seeing your crush in your dream is the product of constant thinking or interacting with your crush. [Read: 15 subtle clues to tell if your crush likes you too!]
What does it mean when you dream about your crush
Aside from the lovely image of your crush, 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.
#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 mentioned, 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. 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.
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 when you initiate sex: 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.
What it means when your crush initiates sex: 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 a sex dream]
#4 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.
#5 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 the 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.
#6 Your crush begins dating someone else. Another disturbing crush dream! You see them in the company of another person. 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. [Read: How to win the heart of your crush]
#7 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 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.
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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