I don’t know how to explain it but there is something so romantic in the concept of being missed. Not only does that mean you made a lasting impression on someone, but it also means, that while you’re not there, you are still occupying their thoughts; their precious time is spent on you. While “I miss you” is not as powerful as the other famed 3-word phrase, it is still impactful in its own way.
So, who knows? Is it more satisfying to be missed or to be loved?