Ever woken up befuddled after imagining a steamy kiss from an ex or dreamed you and your boo were happily married with a kid in tow? We often dismiss what happens in the land of nod as wacky delusions not to be taken seriously, but according to experts these fantasies might actually tell us some important truths about our love lives. A drinking partner, shoulder to cry on and reliable Netflix buddy with never a spark of romance between you. But in dreamland, you two are in a happy relationship and it actually seems weirdly quite… nice? That was the case with me. It is a particular quality that is attractive to you, not necessarily the entire person.
The first time I had a sex dream about a platonic friend, I woke up to a pillowcase drenched in sweat, in a state of pure panic. The dream itself was mostly non-descript; I couldn't remember the details surrounding the sex very well, but I couldn't shake the fact I thought of my friend in that way. The dream sex was extremely average; I would even go as far to say the sex, despite created in my own limitless, vivid brain, was bad. In the hours that followed, I paced up and down my flat, trying to pick it all apart: What did this mean? But I've never even fancied them? Will this make things awkward between us?
For most people, sleep is the best, partially because it gives us a chance to relax and dream. What does it mean when you dream about your ex? Dreaming about an ex is actually really common — and it might not mean what you think. For a lot of people, getting over an old relationship is difficult, simply because it comes with the fear of being hurt the same way again — especially if your breakup was particularly brutal.
For some singles almost every waking minute is consumed with thoughts of romance. The perfect man or woman on your arm, someone to cuddle up to, plan a future with and chart a course towards happily-ever-after is the subject of the daydream imagination. For others the subject rarely crosses their mind except at night when dreams of romance creep in. What are romantic dreams all about?