it's not love.
does it make it less of love?
does love always have to be compatible
why can't it just be visual voyeurism
"Voyeuristic behaviour involves getting sexual pleasure from secretly watching other people having sex or taking their clothes off." 
extending that definition and replacing sexual appeal with visual appeal
why can't love involve getting visual pleasure from secretly watching images from other people's heads
watching things at the same angles they watch things at
and with the same intensity
it's no coincidence that vicarious rhymes with voyeurism
 Collins, my favorite dictionary