One occurrence of dreaming of the same person is that our subconscious is always thinking about them but you said you have never met the person either. So i think you are correct in your assumptions that this is truly about a past life connection within you. maybe a past relationship or friendship, someone who influenced your life in another lifetime. A soulful connection. Dreams not only tell us about what is hidden but they are symbols into our subconscious and unconscious minds. They are the catalyst of our hidden desires and thoughts of self both positive and negative. So it’s hard to say exactly what is going on here, it’s probably a form of releasing i feel that but the best interpretation is always what YOU personally feel about the dream.
It’s all within
I also like connecting various mediums with dream work, like elements, the tarot, the tree of life, animal totems, various symbols and archetypes. All of these connect to our Astral world.
dreammoods.com is a good one too.
I hope this helped <3