If you use it to dry your tears, the handkerchief plays a role of comfort; maybe your unconscious is claiming the need for someone to comfort you and be a "shoulder to cry on." Seeing a handkerchief indicates, in general, the desire to live in a relationship, although this interpretation may be qualified. If the handkerchief is red, the love affair will be shocking and cause all kinds of gossip; but if it is white, it will be honest and will end in marriage. To lose it announces the couple will break up; and to tear it, a serious argument. If the handkerchief is silk, you will enjoy the company of friends at any time; and if it is cotton, family bliss will be certain. When it is a young woman who dreams of a handkerchief, she runs the risk of being deceived by a man who tries to conquer her.