It happens to everyone from time to time: we find ourselves having romantic dreams about people other than our boyfriend/girlfriend. You might even wake up feeling guilty, like you’ve cheated. Why does this happen and what does it mean? Here are the reasons why we have romantic dreams about other people:
1. We have someone on our minds. This can be as simple as having run into someone recently, or having memories or thoughts of someone. Even after a brief interaction with an old friend or acquaintance, we can hold onto their image in our minds. While we sleep, our minds process all of the emotions and experiences we’ve had recently and this often includes encounters that we’ve had.
2. We are dealing with stress. Our minds use dreams to process information that it can’t work through while we are awake. When we sleep, our subconscious explores the emotions, stresses, anxieties and changes that we face in our daily lives. In this case, the dream may not have anything to do with the person you were dreaming about, it might just be your minds way of processing information while you sleep and that person just happened to be a part of it.