The following is, IMHO, the best compliment that I received in 2012.
"You are in the "deserves eternal worship" class!"
Thanks, TGC! A good old-time friend who still thinks highly of you despite having seen you through the ups-and-downs of life certainly beats any "You've got me with your smile" stop-in-the-tracks stare from admiring strangers.
Yes, I will bear that in mind when considering any relationship, especially when it comes to dating. I certainly deserve to be loved, well-loved, by someone who worships my existence.