One’s lover: present feelings or fears about the relationship. Dream lover, someone else: your sexual desires or needs; sexuality which is either not accepted or not expressed in present relationship. See affair.
To dream of a lover represents recognition, self-worth, and acknowledgment of your true character. It may suggest a merging of both your feminine and masculine attributes. You are fulfilled and secure with the person that you are.
To dream of an former lover indicates that you have hang ups and loose ends relating to that specific relationship. Your present relationship may be indicating possible recurrence of those same issues.
Vision: Dreaming about a lover means you have broken out of a present relationship but scorn faithfulness. Old traditions also say that a dream about a lover might be a sign of impending illness.
Depth Psychology: Dreaming about a lover means you are looking for a love partner with perfect attributes—something you probably will never find. You are trying to compensate for unfulfilled expectations and disappointment in personal relationships. You are looking for idealized and unrealizable love. Be sensible, lower your expectations!
2. Masculine or feminine side of self (opposite gender).
3. Unresolved or recurring problems (old lover).
Dreams about a lover represent feelings of desire, passion, sex and romance. Your best self is reflected in your lover.