yes it’s the attention

You meet someone new and you hit it off, so they say
but actually there is not a connection yet, of course

You think you like a person and you know you don’t know them
How do you like someone when you don’t really know them?

The truth is that you don’t need to know
because you don’t like that person
you just like the attention you get
how you are treated by them
how they make you feel about yourself

The truth is you care less about them
maybe you shouldn’t get to know them
you may be disappointed to find out
that yes, you’re just selfish
yes, that you like having someone be interested
yes, that you are not really interested

because all that matters is the attention
not the connection
not the compliments
not the looks
well, maybe a little.