Fairy tales often tell the story of love at first sight, so the idea of falling in love with a stranger isn’t that new.
If you dream about falling in love with someone you’ve never met, you probably wonder what this means?
Carl Jung, the famous psychoanalyst, suggested that encounters with strangers in your dreams relate to dark sides of yourself, although not in a negative sense. He suggested that strangers represent the deepest parts of ourselves that we keep hidden or secret.
But how does that tie into dreams about falling in love with a stranger?
Let’s find out…
What Does It Mean When You Dream Of Falling In Love With A Stranger?
Dreams about falling for a stranger could signify your desire for a new life or a fresh start, whether in your career, relationships, or general life. It could represent that change is coming, or it can be a warning that you must focus on your inner feelings and be true to yourself.
What Does Falling In Love In A Dream Symbolize?
Love dreams are common, considering relationships are central to the human experience. But dreaming about falling in love can have many different meanings, starting with simply expressing your desire to experience happiness, euphoria, and contentment in your life.
Some people describe being in love as:
“everything being right with the world,”
Is this something you crave?
A period of positivity, where nothing can bring you down, and simply experiencing a time when you feel like you’re walking on clouds.
Alternatively, dreaming about falling in love could be a harbinger of changing times. You may have gone through a dark time, healed, and are now ready to move on to your next life phase.
However, often the symbolism of being in love in a dream is exactly what we would expect: a reflection of where you find yourself in your waking life concerning your love life.
Think about your current relationship status: if you’re single, it’s easy to see how dreaming about falling in love could give expression to a yearning or a desire to find a partner to share your life with and someone who will fulfill your needs for love, care, and affection.
If you’re currently in a relationship, it’s possible that dreaming about falling in love speaks to that; this means thinking about how you feel in your current relationship.
- Are you happy,
- is something missing,
- Or are you feeling fulfilled?
This is often tied closely to the person you’re falling in love with in your dreams, which brings us to the second part of this discussion.
What Does A Stranger In A Dream Symbolize?
Since strangers are unknown to us, it could manifest anxiety or fear of the unknown and even point to feelings of insecurity or impending conflict.
Before discussing how falling in love with a stranger could be interpreted, it’s worth examining what a stranger in your dream could represent.
When we dream about someone we don’t know, we are unfamiliar with how they will react and their behavior.
This unpredictability may be scary for most, or it may be something you wish you had more of:
- doing something new,
- Or taking on a new challenge.
But, if we look at how some of the great psychological minds interpreted strangers in dreams, this could be a reflection of a part of ourselves that we have kept hidden, rejected, or even denied existence.
- Have you suppressed part of who you are?
In this way, a stranger in a dream can represent an urging for you to spend more time with yourself and pay more attention to who you are and the parts of yourself you feel you need to hide.
Remember, the concept of a “shadow self” isn’t harmful, per se, and unveiling your true self can be liberating, freeing, and very fulfilling.
Why Did I Dream Of Falling In Love With Someone I’ve Never Met?
Now that we’ve analyzed the two core symbols of this dream let’s examine dreams about falling in love with someone you’ve never met before.
There are numerous meanings, with the first being about your waking life and the relationship you are in.
Take the time to consider your relationship:
- Is something missing?
- Do you feel that your partner is meeting all your needs?
- Are you happy?
Dreaming about falling for a stranger has cropped up because you’re not feeling optimistic about your relationship, and your desire to be with someone new is coming to the fore.
It’s not uncommon to believe in fate; perhaps you’re craving a new direction in life. A fresh start with a new person will lead to a whole other life, and this may be what lies in your heart.
If you’re in a toxic relationship, this is even more pertinent: craving a new relationship with someone who could treat you well makes sense in this context.
The entire dream about falling in love with someone you’ve never met could be a metaphor for your desire to uncover your true self, to accept who you are, and to love that version of yourself. The stranger you’re falling in love with maybe you.
This way, dreams about falling in love with a stranger can be a genuinely positive experience. Instead, consider it an encouragement to spend time with yourself, learning about who you are, your deepest wants and needs, and where you want to be in the future.
Not only is this positive for you as an individual, but it can be very positive when interpreted in the context of relationships.
This can guide you in making positive decisions about your relationships and the direction of your life, which ultimately gives you the power to make crucial decisions regarding your happiness.
What Does It Mean When You Dream About Dating Someone You’ve Never Met?
Whether you are currently in a relationship or not, dating dreams speak of your desire to be in this type of relationship or your craving for a grounded, stable life with a predictable and safe daily existence.
Falling in love is one thing. While it implies a happily-ever-after of sorts, it’s not the same as dating someone or being in a committed relationship with them.
Dating someone you’ve never met seems strange because how would you know if you can get along?
But if we consider that it reflects a desire for consistency and commitment – something you can depend on – and how that ties in with the concept of a ‘stranger’ in a dream, it’s entirely possible that your dream signifies your desire for a change that will uplift you.
This could be about more than just a romantic relationship. It may refer to:
- Your career
- Your family
- Your circle of friends
- Your financial position
- Your own health and well-being
Dreaming about dating a stranger could symbolize your desire to make a positive change that will result in a long-term positive outcome in any of these areas since the status quo isn’t leaving you feeling fulfilled in some way.