Falling in love is a profoundly intimate thing that can be a beautiful experience or a genuinely traumatic one.
Dreams that pertain to falling in love can leave you feeling confused, especially if you’re already in a relationship with someone. So, what do they mean?
According to Carl Jung, the famed psychoanalyst, our dreams are the psyche’s way of trying to communicate important things to us. This is pertinent when dreaming about opening ourselves to vulnerability by falling in love.
To better understand what your dreams could be trying to tell you, introspection and evaluation of your waking life are essential.
Relationships we value – or the lack thereof – will often find their way into our dreams.
Dreams Of Falling In Love
Dreams about falling in love can speak to your current relationship or about an ideal one. Whether your current relationship leaves you unfulfilled or you yearn for someone to sweep you off your feet, dreams about falling in love can reflect the relationships in your waking life.
What Does Falling In Love In A Dream Mean?
It may seem straightforward, but dreams about falling in love have various meanings.
The most obvious one is that you deeply desire to be loved and share your life with someone.
Perhaps you are feeling lonely, and your subconscious wish to find someone that adds to your life is coming through in your dreams.
It’s also entirely possible that falling in love in your dream could represent unfulfilled areas in your relationship.
Often when we feel our relationship isn’t meeting our needs, we long for the person to come along that will.
Falling in love doesn’t just have to represent a relationship, however. In some ways, dreams about falling in love could echo your desire for a deeper meaning or purpose in your life.
If you feel like you don’t really have anything to live for, this could be what your dreams are trying to tell you.
In this case, the ideal of being in a relationship could represent your desire for a purposeful life. It could even symbolize your desire for happiness.
Most of us associate falling in love with feelings of intense happiness and joy, and perhaps this is what you’re longing for.
Lastly, it’s possible that falling in love in a dream could be your subconscious awareness making it known that you’ve healed from pain and are ready to move forward or take the next step in your life. Falling in love requires vulnerability; if you’re prepared to be vulnerable, you’ve grown and healed.
Dreams About Meeting Someone And Falling In Love
The adage about “love at first sight” is a truly romantic one. If you dream of meeting someone you don’t know and falling in love with them, it could represent your desire for someone to come and sweep you off your feet. This may be the case if:
- You feel your life is stagnating
- You feel ready for adventure
- You want someone to save you
- You have the same people around you daily
It’s worth considering your life at present; are you surrounding yourself with people who don’t challenge you, and do you feel bored? Perhaps this dream signifies that you want something new, want to meet new people, and want to fall in love with your own life again.
Dreams About Falling In Love With A Girl You Never Met Before
Falling in love with a stranger – or falling in love with a girl you’ve never met before – suggests that at present (meaning your current relationships and lifestyle) are not:
- adding value to your life,
- helping you grow,
- or not bringing you excitement.
Perhaps you have the desire to invest your energy and time elsewhere, or you have a subconscious desire to love and be loved differently.
- Could it be that your current relationship isn’t meeting your expectations or that you need someone new in your life?
This is similar to dreams of falling for strangers, where the person you’re falling for is entirely unexpected – a new adventure.
Sometimes dreams about falling in love with someone you’ve never met could reflect a need for a change of direction, a new trajectory, or something new in your life.
You may also tend to think of fairy-tale endings, and this desire for your own “happily ever after” could come up in a dream like this.
A Dream About Falling In Love With Someone You Know
As the opposite of dreaming about falling in love with a stranger, it can mean a few things if you dream of falling in love with someone you already know.
Firstly, it’s possible that some romantic feelings already exist for this person.
Or secondly, that the person is someone you admire, that you recognize the value they bring to your life and want to get closer to them.
Perhaps it’s a matter of wishing for the security of their presence or longing for what you think they could bring to a relationship.
A third possibility is that you are feeling confused by your feelings towards this person.
If it’s someone you know and trust, those feelings could be translating into romantic love. On the other hand, if it’s someone you have negative feelings towards in real life, you may want to re-evaluate the relationship. Perhaps you’re feeling vulnerable or ready to change the connection to a more positive one.
Falling In Love With Someone Other Than Your Partner
It can be very uncomfortable to dream of falling in love with someone other than your partner. It can signify that you feel something is missing in your relationship. It could also result from feeling unfulfilled, unappreciated, or betrayed by your partner.
- Are you projecting your desire for a new relationship into your dreams?
This can be the case if you feel deep down that your relationship has become tedious or your partner complies with their care for you.
What Does It Mean If You Dream Of Someone Falling In Love With You?
Similarly, suppose you dream that someone is falling in love with you. In that case, your subconscious could be yearning for someone to see your worth, to recognize how wonderful you are, or to feel loved and appreciated. On the other hand, perhaps you’re isolated, your current relationship isn’t good for you, and this dream points to a desire for more.
A Dream About A Celebrity Falling In Love With Me
When we dream about a celebrity falling in love with us, it can often be seen as a sign of arrogance. After all, a star could have any person they wanted. But dreams like this could indicate more than an inflated sense of self.
A dream like this could also simply imply that you feel confident about yourself.
On the other hand, perhaps you desire recognition or feel unheard and unseen; dreaming that a celebrity of high status sees you as desirable and pursues you is the most overt way to affirm your worth.
The same is generally true about any dream involving someone confessing their love for you. It suggests a more profound desire to be valued and loved.
Dreams About Falling In Love With A Vampire
The element of fantasy is interesting, and vampires can represent someone – or something – in your life that is draining you of vitality, energy, and life.
If you dream that you’ve fallen in love with a vampire, it’s possible that you feel your current relationship is draining.
It’s also possible that you fear falling in love, considering vampires are scary creatures in popular culture. Perhaps your experience with romantic relationships has been negative and caused you to stress.
But by the same token, vampires have also become trendy in popular culture.
Not only have vampires become “cool,” but there’s also an element of forbidden love for mythical creatures.
Is it possible that you feel your relationship shouldn’t be allowed or would be frowned upon in real life?
A Dream About Being Kidnapped And Falling In Love
The theme of wanting to be swept off your feet and to have control taken from you often crop up in dreams involving kidnapping. Being taken and held against your will means you aren’t calling the shots.
A dream about falling in love with your kidnapper could indicate you want to stop making decisions for yourself.
This can be particularly powerful for those who feel they have always had to be responsible and make the right decisions; having someone call the shots and dictate to you can be a powerful connection, although not always healthy.