Lame? Yes probably, but let me explain. I'm the kind of sappy guy who believes that love is when you put someone elses needs above your own. When I look at a girl that I care about, all I hope is that at least once, I can have the knowledge that the joy in their lives was caused by me. Even if I know that she would be or is happier with a different guy, I can accept it as long as I know that she will feel happy.
So yeah, my answer is corny but when a person sees a person he or she likes, is there any better thought than to hope that their love's joy will be a result of their presence or actions? I think not.