Love Dream Meanings

love image

Love Dream Meaning: From 25 Different Sources

Like most emotions, love in a dream is usually a direct expression of that feeling, or a compensation for not receiving it. So one question to ask is whether we are trying to compen­sate for a lack in our life. Apart from that it may be helpful to see in what way the love is being expressed in the dream.

The following stages of love may help in defining this.

Dream Source: A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Author: Tony Crisp
Symbolic of God’s character and the fruit of the Spirit, Gal. 5:22
Dream Source: Christian Dream Symbols
Author: Tyler Wolfe
If the dream involves happiness in love, then happiness and contentment lie ahead.

If the dream involves an illicit or forbidden love, the dreamer is hiding things - perhaps even from herself.

If the dream is of observing the love between two other people, this portends the consummation of some of the dreamer’s own hopes and wishes.

If the dream involves choosing between two rival lovers, the dreamer faces a difficult choice. Astrological parallel: Venus Tarot parallel: The Lovers

Dream Source: Dream Explanations of Astro Center
Author: Astro Center
To dream of love symbolizes strong emotions brought by a current relationship in your waking life. It suggests joy and satisfaction with your present state in life. This may also connote the opposite, particularly a yearning to get into a romantic relationship and experience the bliss of being loved unconditionally.

To dream of a couple in love suggests that success is within reach.

To dream that your friend is in love with you indicates that you are romantically interested in your friend. You might have fallen in love with your best friend and cannot take your mind off the possibilities of taking your platonic relationship to a different level. Alternatively, the dream may also imply that you have come to recognize certain traits of your best friend and integrated them into your own character.

To dream that you are making love in public indicates a gush of sexual urges and desires. This might be a call to let go of certain inhibitions in expressing how you truly feel. Then again, your dream may be a reflection of how you see your own sexuality as it relates to political and social standards. You may be confused with your notion of relationships, sex, marriage, love, and gender differences/roles.

Dream Source: Dream Symbols and Analysis
Author: DreamForth
If you dream you see a couple in love and expressing it to each other, this denotes that your present undertaking will meet with success.

If you are expressing a true and tender love for another then it shows that you will find happiness and contentment in your life.

To see someone expressing a low type of love, lust, then will you meet with failure and discontent.

Dream Source: Encyclopedia of Dreams
Author: Michael and Elizabeth Thiessen
(Beloved; Enamored; Honey; Hostage; Lover; Platonic love) Love in a dream means trials and temptations.

If one does something he loves in a dream, it means that he will engage in an act that has no limitations.

If a man says to

Dream Source: Islamic Dream Interpretation
Author: Ibn Seerin
You are longing for love.

A desire to be able to love as well as to be loved. Pay special attention to the quality, emotions, and circumstances in the dream.

Dream Source: Little Giant Encyclopedia
Author: Klaus Vollmar
A dream about being in love suggests intense feelings carried over from a waking relationship. It implies happiness and contentment with what you have and where you are in life. On the other hand, if you’re not in a love relationship in real life, this dream suggests that you are not getting enough affection in your daily life. Hug someone! To see a couple in love or expressing love to each other, indicates much success ahead for you.

If you dream of saying “I Love You”, you will achieve happiness and contentment the moment you learn to take a realistic approach to life. However, if in your dream you expressed love to someone who is already in a relationship in real life, you will experience disappointment in love.

If someone told you “I Love You” in your dream, you are learning to enjoy what you have and where you are in life. You may also be craving to hear these three little words when you are awake! Also see “Love Letter” and “Love Triangle”, below.

Dream Source: My Dream Interpretation
Author: myjellybean
This is a dream of contrary as far as sweethearts are concerned.

To dream that you do not succeed in Love is a sign that you will marry and have a happy life. But to dream that your friends are fond of you is a very fortunate omen and indicates prosperity.

To dream that you are in the company of your Lover is also fort unate.

Dream Source: Mystic Dream Book
Author: Internet Archive - Anonymous
1. Happiness, affection, admiration and care.

2. A measure of abundance and prosperity.

3. Feelings of acceptance and ap­proval.

Dream Source: New American Dream Dictionary
Author: Joan Seaman - Tom Philbin
Dreams that express various emotions and cycles of love usually mean that the dreamer is repressed or denied such love during waking hours.
Dream Source: Psycho Dream Interpretation
Author: Ella Freeman Sharpe
Feelings of love in a dream represent connection, integration, understanding, healing and forgiveness.

If you are dreaming of falling in love, feeling a familial bond or simply having fond feelings for someone, you are recognizing an aspect of yourself in the mirror of another person’s soul that you appreciate and value in yourself. Experiencing the sensation of love in a dream is always auspicious and a forecast of wonderful things to come, and that your heart is opening.

Dream Source: Strangest Dream Explanations
Author: Dream Explanations - Anonymous
To dream of loving any object, denotes satisfaction with your present environments.

To dream that the love of others fills you with happy forebodings, successful affairs will give you contentment and freedom from the anxious cares of life.

If you find that your love fails, or is not reciprocated, you will become despondent over some conflicting question arising in your mind as to whether it is best to change your mode of living or to marry and trust fortune for the future advancement of your state.

For a husband or wife to dream that their companion is loving, foretells great happiness around the hearthstone, and bright children will contribute to the sunshine of the home.

To dream of the love of parents, foretells uprightness in character and a continual progress toward fortune and elevation.

The love of animals, indicates contentment with what you possess, though you may not think so.

For a time, fortune will crown you.

Dream Source: Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Author: Gustavus Hindman Miller
For most of us, love is a full-time obsession . We are concerned about the love of our parents, children, co-workers, friends, and many, many others. There is nothing more important to our emotional, psychological, or spiritual well-being than love.

It is a vital part of any growth process. We need to have a healthy dose of self-love so that we can, in turn, love the world. Dreams may be filled with images of love, friendship, compassion, and lust. In the end, it is all about acceptance and belonging.

To be loved is to feel accepted and have a sense of belonging. In our dreams we may be trying to figure out this mystery called love.

The dream may be wish-fulfilling or compensatory in nature. It may be spiritual or practical, but always deals with a significant part of our psyche or our daily lives.

Dream Source: The Bedside Dream Dictionary
Author: Silvana Amar
For a correct interpretation of the dream you must first consider who it was who loved you, and at the same time, who was the object of your love. Overall, love in dreams represents the desire to achieve an idealized relationship that is difficult to achieve. Although it can also be a reminder for you to pay more attention to your partner, thus avoiding neglect of that person’s love.

From the oneiric point of view, to dream that you are loved and blessed augurs hardship. Instead, to dream that you are often disgraced or rejected often implies happy days.

Dream Source: The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Author: Martha Clarke
This is a dream which foretells happiness in nearly every case, It is especially fortuitous when you dream of being loved by others, and the only time when it is not a good sign is when your love for someone else is not reciprocated.

The love of husband and wife, of parents and children, and of sweethearts is a dream which foretells good fortune, happiness, and wealth.

The love of animals Is an indication that you will adjust yourself easily to conditions as they are.

Dream Source: The Complete Dream Book
Author: Gillian Holloway
Dreams of sincere love are a forecast of happiness and contentment through a healthy and intelligent adjustment to the conditions of life; but a dream of illicit love or sheer lust has a portent of disappointment or failure due to your own greed.

To dream of observing the lovemaking of others predicts success in your current undertakings.

Dream Source: The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Author: Stearn Robinson - Tom Corbett
Good will, empathy, respect, care, comfort, support, or adoration.


The experience of loving others or being loved (or a desire for such).

Altruism or giving.

Attachment or wanting.

Idolizing or objectifying.

Consider the context, your feelings, intent, and motivation during the dream.

See also: Light (Spiritual); Peace; Liking; Giving; Feeling; Wanting; Romance; Crush, Having a

Dream Source: The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary
Author: Nancy Wagaman
God is love.

It is the greatest power in the Universe.

The more you love the more depths you open within yourself.

Dream Source: The Dream Books Symbols
Author: Betty Bethards
Psychologists generally define love as an intense feeling of liking, affection or an enduring sentiment towards a person combined with a strong desire to be with that person. In dreams, sexual images are more frequent than the ephemeral images of love; it was this which encouraged Freud to develop his theories about sex and sexual energy as being more powerful in dreamland than love itself. The connection between love and the erotic is therefore often inescapable in Freudian dream analysis, and the sexual interpretation of dreams became for Freud the key to unlock their meaning.

Jung, on the other hand, saw the world of dreams and love quite differently from Freud. He rejected Freud’s heavy emphasis on sex and instead saw dreams not only as a way to understand what was wrong with a person, but also as a way to encourage the creative development of a person’s whole potential. Dreams could therefore be a way of improving and encouraging feelings of wholeness, love and tenderness towards oneself and others in waking life.

Most dream analysts draw on the theories of both Jung and Freud when exploring the concept of love and dreams but they also ask the question: is the person in your dream really the object of your intense feelings of love or is there another way to read the dream? For example, dreams in which you fall in love or are reminded of the passionate early days of a relationship may have nothing to do with actual relationships but may be urging you to inject some passion into your life. They may also suggest that you are yearning to be loved and cherished. Try to remember who or what aroused feelings of love or passion in your dream.

If it was your partner and you are deeply in love in waking life, your dream may have been reaffirming your lasting affection. If, however, you are past those heady days of romance and passion, your dream may be reminding you of the chemistry that drew you to your partner and how easily it can be rekindled.

If you had a dream in which you found yourself in love with someone who in waking life is a friend, a colleague or someone you don’t really know but see on the journey to work every morning, you may find the experience unsettling, especially if you are in a committed relationship. It is possible that you feel drawn to that person in some unconscious way but are ignoring those feelings in waking life because they are inappropriate. Our dreams are often quickly prompted by a perhaps irrational attraction; if this is the case, your dreaming mind is allowing you to experience your desires in a safe environment in which no one can be hurt.

If you are not in a relationship, however, then such a dream may be urging you to acknowledge or express your feelings for that person. Bear in mind, too, that you may not dream of the actual person but may find them represented symbolically. For example phallic symbols, such as spears, swords or tall buildings may represent the man a woman is attracted to. Look also for puns concerning the object of your desire. Your lover may also be represented by an animal such as a kitten in your dream. In waking life, do you feel the need to be protected and adored in the same way? Alternatively, if you are not attracted to the person in your dream in any way in waking life, there may be something about them that you admire and wish to cultivate yourself: for example, a way with words, a flair for fashion, a musical talent, an exciting job or a carefree lifestyle. Try to work out with which aspect of that person’s character and life your dreaming mind has pictured you falling in love. To sum up, as with most emotions, in your dreams love is usually an expression of that feeling or a compensation for not receiving it in waking life.

Dream Source: The Element Encyclopedia
Author: Theresa Cheung
To dream of unsuccessful love is a dream of contrary, you will marry and be happy; to dream that friends love you foretells prosperity in all things; to dream of being with your lover foretells a speedy marriage (Raphael).
Dream Source: The Fabric of Dream
Author: Katherine Taylor Craig
If you dream you see a couple in love and expressing it to each other, this denotes that your present undertaking will meet with success.

If you are expressing a true and tender love for another then it shows that you will find happiness and contentment in your life.

To see someone expressing a low type of love, lust, then will you meet with failure and discontent.

Dream Source: Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
Author: Pagan - Anonymous
lucky numbers: 12-14-17-32-33-37

advancing in a, affair: act on your third rational sober thought.

adversity in: be on guard for spiteful gossip bringing conflict into your relationship.

being in: friends are jealous of your concentration on your new love.

yourself, with: vanity, faith and confidence wil be abused.

company of a lover, the: freedom from anxious cares.

being loved: satisfaction with your contentment in present home life.

children, by: quarrels over which child is loved most.

lover, accepted, being: affairs do not prosper because you scorn them.

afflicted, being: if you can’t help publicly, leave to make room for someone who can.

angry with: the nagging question is where this wil lead; if nowhere, give it up.

arrival of a: a special gift to your inner self is of little value when vengeance is paid.

back door, letting go out the: seek an idealized, unrealistic love.

bath for a, preparing a: wil have a life of luxury.

beating his mistress: this affair in its secrecy al ows no rational advice from an outsider.

giving a promise to a: suitable time to pursue courtship of everything surrounding you.

lover’s quarrel, a: harmony in the relationship must go through discordant tones.

loving your children: it is impossible for them to do anything to sever that bond.

partner: wil succeed in present project through true grit.

not: disappointing search for contentment lacking at home.

others: wil live happily together al your life.

relatives: a secret love wil be revealed.

work: prosperity is ahead if you trust in your fortune.

not succeeding in: be happy with what you possess; not dissatisfied with what you don’t.

trying to make, to someone: partner wil succumb to romantic interlude with another.

unwanted, being: heart trouble wil be shortly resolved.

26 dream interpretation about love related.


1. Self-acceptance.

2. Masculine or feminine side of self (op­posite gender).

3. Unresolved or recurring problems (old lover). ... lover dream meaning

Love Letter

1. Truth and happiness.

2. A positive message from one as­pect of self to another or one level of consciousness to the next. ... love letter dream meaning

Love Seat

(See Couch) 260... love seat dream meaning


If you watch others making love, your plans will be successful If you are making love yourself, you will receive great satisfaction from what you plan to do.... lovemaking dream meaning


Dreaming of lovely things, brings favor to all persons connected with you.

For a lover to dream that his sweetheart is lovely of person and character, foretells for him a speedy and favorable marriage.

If through the vista of dreams you see your own fair loveliness, fate bids you, with a gleaming light, awake to happiness.... lovely dream meaning

Love For The World

(See Elephant man; Love)... love for the world dream meaning

Love Poems

(See Courting; Poet)... love poems dream meaning

Lover Of Boys

(See Pederasty)... lover of boys dream meaning

Songs Of God’s Love

(See Zikr)... songs of god’s love dream meaning

Baby Love

Completely dependent upon the loved person for one s needs, physical, emotional and social. Great anger, jeal­ousy or pain if the loved one relates to anyone else. Wants to be always with the loved one. Will have sex, but the emo­tional bond and cuddling is more important. ... baby love dream meaning

Love, Love Letter

Vision: Dreaming about being in love with someone: you can almost count on being disappointed.

If someone else is in love with you: a person will be of great service to you.

See Admiration. Dreams about love do not always have a sexual meaning; they might be a symbol of your desire for love or a sign of unfulfilled love (particularly if you feel very alone at the moment). Dreaming about getting a love letter bad news. W riting a love letter: you are in love right now.

Depth Psychology: Dreaming about love usually means that you are looking for warmth, affection, and tenderness!... love, love letter dream meaning

Crush (love Interest)

If you dream that you have a crush on someone then you will come to realize that you are not truly in love, but in like.

If the person you have a crush on is younger or older then you, then this is a sign that you suffer guilt for misleading the innocent party, after you have plumbed the shallow depths of your emotions.... crush (love interest) dream meaning


A love affair in which you will be greatly interested. Several others know more about it than you think; be circumspect.... love-token dream meaning


The ex-lover is thinking about the dreamer intensely, and projecting telepathic messages towards her which she receives in her dreams.

Incompletions with this person that need to be resolved within the dreamer before he is truly free to move on to a new relationship.

Similarities between this past relationship and situations now in the dreamer’s life. Solutions to current difficulties may be resolved by the dreamer’s remembering how he dealt with the ex-lover. Astrological parallel: Venus-Saturn combinations Tarot parallel: The Lovers... ex-lover dream meaning

I Love You

If you dream of saying “I Love You”, you will achieve happiness and contentment the moment you learn to take a realistic approach to life. However, if in your dream you expressed love to someone who is already in a relationship in real life, you will experience disappointment in love.

If someone told you “I Love You” in your dream, you are learning to enjoy what you have and where you are in life. You may also be craving to hear these three little words when you are awake!... i love you dream meaning


Sometimes dreaming of a lover indicates issues with a real relationship. More often though, dream lovers represent our equal but opposite gender.

• Women will experience male lovers in their dreams and men female ones.

For a woman the male lover symbolises your inherent masculine energies - the ability to work, take action, make plans, create structure as opposed to your natural feminine energies of intuitive choices, creating community, nurturing and nourishing. and vice versa for men dreaming of a woman.... lovers dream meaning

Love Triangle

To dream about a love triangle suggests you are dealing with issues of power and jealousy in your waking life.

If you dreamed about about your boyfriend’s (or crush’s) ex-girlfriend, you may be comparing yourself to the ex.

The dream is warning you not to make the same relationship mistakes that ended their relationship. Other love triangle dreams can suggest the dreamer is too hesitant in standing up for their own rights.

To dream that you have been outwitted by a rival in a love situation signifies that you have neglected your responsibilities for the pursuit of leisure and ease, which could lead to some negative consequences.

To dream that you outwit a rival in love suggests that you will soon find your love match, or advance your social position.... love triangle dream meaning

In Love

Its interpretation is often literal. This dream recreates exactly the same situation as in real life.

It is very common during adolescence. Almost always it reflects joy, awakening of new sensations, insecurity, need for approval, and fear of abandonment or fear of a change of the loved partner’s attitude. (See LOVE)... in love dream meaning

Accident To Loved Ones

To dream that a loved one dies in an accident indicates that something in your own self is no longer functional, and is ‘dead’. It is also symbolic of your own relationship with that person. Perhaps you need to let go of this relationship, or let go of a particular phase in that relationship and move towards the next. For example, the first throes of passion may have ebbed away, but you can replace them with love, stability and commitment.... accident to loved ones dream meaning

Symbols Of Love

Love can be expressed in many ways in your dream and almost any symbol can be associated with it. Dreams of adopting or looking after a child, person or animal are often strongly associated with the idea of taking care of someone and are associated with love. To dream of shooting an arrow is also a love symbol. At whom or what were you shooting the arrow and whom or what do they represent? The arrow may also be a phallic symbol. As far as your emotional life is concerned, your dreams can sometimes tell you things of which you are not yet aware; it is worth paying attention to the suggestions that come to you in your sleep.

For example, if you are undecided about whether to commit to a person, dreams in which bells feature or you hear bells chiming appear to be hinting at marriage or a deeper emotional commitment. You may, for instance, have a dream in which the door bell rings and your prospective husband, wife or partner is at the door. Bear in mind, however, that dreams are not always so literal; dreams of love are more difficult to understand than overtly sexual dreams, since almost any symbol can be associated with this area of your life.

Pay attention to your feelings in the dream as they can help you see your potential partners and your feelings for what they really are. So if you have a feeling of dread when the door bell rings, this probably is not a good sign.

Bear in mind, too, that dreams that contain symbols closely related to home life, such as a beloved family object or a much-used room, are more likely to relate to a family member and your feelings towards them than to a potential lover. It may also be helpful to see how the feelings of love are being represented in your dream.

If the emotional bond and closeness is more important than the sexual, this may be related to baby love.

If great sexual drive and the fulfillment of your own needs is the theme along with a desire to explore and experiment, this suggests adolescent love. Adult love is represented by a dream sense of recognizing the needs of the partner and putting them before your own without losing your sense of direction or independence.... symbols of love dream meaning

Nowhere To Make Love

In this dream, you and your lover undertake a fruitless search for privacy and are constantly frustrated. This isn’t so much a dream about sex but about the difficult forces or obstacles in your life which are preventing you from feeling intimate with someone close to you. Such dreams may occur after a relationship breaks up or when communication has broken down between yourself and your partner.... nowhere to make love dream meaning

Public Lovemaking

In this dream you find yourself making love in a very public place; such a dream suggests that you feel your private life has been made public in some way or that people are speculating about your private life.... public lovemaking dream meaning

Death Of A Loved One

A feeling of loss, grief, loneliness, or isolation.

Grieving a specific loss or change in your life (losing a loved one, losing a job, etc.).

A fear or feeling of abandonment (whether due to death or some other reason).

Someone in your life who has experienced a loss or significant change.

See also: Dead Acquaintance; Dead Body; Feeling; Death of You; Dying; Abandonment... death of a loved one dream meaning

Sex With Old Lover

1. Returning to old ways;

2. Engaging again in something you have moved beyond.... sex with old lover dream meaning

Falling In Love

If you dream you’re falling in love, then you’re yearning for some kind of connection. If you’re already in a relationship, then you could be craving the closeness you first felt when you got together. If you’re single, it could be a deeper longing for affection and to meet someone special. If the person is known to you, then it suggests that you’d like to strengthen existing relationships, whether they’re based on friendship or romantic attraction.... falling in love dream meaning

Lost Loved Ones

In many cultures, dreaming of those who have passed away is thought to be a spiritual sign and a way in which the spirits can communicate with those still living. These dreams are incredibly vivid, and the emotions experienced may influence us for days afterwards. The presence of a lost loved one in a dream is extremely comforting and often happens when we need reassurance or strength in our daily life. If they say something to you, consider what it means and how it relates to your waking world, as this is a powerful message from your subconscious mind.... lost loved ones dream meaning