Last Updated on March 31, 2020 by Sloane Marie
You can never really know what to expect from your dreams at night. Sometimes, you dream that you are swimming through the air or flying in a hot air balloon. In other dreams, you are surrounded by your family members or running for your life from a terrible monster. When you dream about a guy you've never met, it can be confusing at first.
Normally, you are able to look at the person in your dream and what they represent to you. You are able to analyze their dream meaning by the problem, personality trait or goal they represent in your real life. When you dream about a guy you've never met, you have nothing to base your dream interpretation off of. Since you have never met him, you do not know what his actual personality is like. Dreams are based on your subconscious thoughts, feelings and desires, so the situation and people in the dream can help you figure out what it really means.
Enhance your understanding of your dreams by taking this time to learn how to interpret your dreams about relationships.
What Does It Mean When You Dream About a Guy You've Never Met?
There are several potential reasons why you might dream about a guy you've never met. While most of these reasons are romantic in nature, there are a few other options for interpreting the cause and meaning behind your dream.
You Want a Different Kind of Romance
In some cases, women dream about a guy they've never met when they are already in a relationship with someone. Some women immediately fear that the dream means that they want to cheat on their partner. Thankfully, this is rarely the case. There are two main reasons why you might dream about a guy you've never met when you are already in a relationship.
The first reason is that you are missing something in your life. You may wish that your relationship was more spontaneous or that your partner could spend more time with you. Because of this, your subconscious mind conjured up a dream guy who could lay that role. Your subconscious mind is just trying to give you the kind of relationship or traits that you want, and it does not mean that you want to cheat.
The other common reason why this dream happens to women in a current relationship is out of boredom. When you first start a relationship, you go through an infatuation phase. Over time, this phase transitions to feelings of affection. This is a necessary change because infatuation is too energy intensive to maintain forever. While the affection stage might be longer lasting and equally rewarding, you can sometimes miss the passion of the earlier romance. Your subconscious mind may give you a new guy as a romantic partner just to give you a taste of excitement and romance. It doesn't mean that you want to cheat or date someone else. If anything, it just means that you need a romantic getaway or some other way to spice up your relationship.
If you are currently in a relationship, it is also more likely to dream about a guy you've never met if you recently had an argument. This stranger appeared in your dream because you wanted to escape the stress, anger or upset feelings of your current relationship.
There Is a Quality You Lack in Your Waking Life
Often, people appear in our dreams to represent a quality, goal or change that we want to make in our lives. For example, you may be going through a difficult project at work. Because of this, you are constantly stressed out and it feels like no one can give you the support you need. Your subconscious mind may create a dream guy to give you the support and sympathy that you are looking for. To figure out if this is the case, consider the qualities the mysterious stranger represented in the dream and what is going on in your waking life.
You Are Still Looking for the Right Guy in Your Waking Life
When you have a dream about a guy you've never met and you happen to be single, the dream probably means that you want a romance. You may want a one-night stand, a deep commitment or a casual fling. Whatever you want, it is possible that you don't have the right guy in your waking life to fill that role. Because of this, your subconscious had to create a dream guy to fill the romantic part. If you meet the right guy later on, the new guy will probably replace the dream stranger. Until then, your subconscious mind is just trying to give you the romance that you want so much.
Will I Meet and Marry This Guy in Real Life?
We get asked this question a lot. People seem to think that the guy they date in their dreams is the soulmate that they are going to meet someday. While it is always possible that you are dreaming about your soulmate, it is far more likely that this strange guy you've never met is just playing a role for the subconscious mind.
Your subconscious rarely just makes people up though, so it is entirely possible that the dream about a guy you've never met is based on a real guy. You may have seen the guy in a magazine advertisement or waiting behind you in line at the supermarket. You didn't know him, so you did not consciously form a memory of him. Your subconscious mind may have stored away the memory of him to use in the future. If you actually do meet the dream guy in real life, it is probably because your subconscious filed away a memory of him, but you never consciously recalled him.
By carefully analyzing everything that happened in the dream and things that are going on in your waking life, you can figure out what the unknown stranger in your dream actually meant. He might symbolize a feeling or support that you want in your waking life, or he may represent a desire to spice up your romance. The dream interpretation is highly personal, so it is important for you to personally analyze and dissect the dream if you want to figure out what it really means.