Imagine a modern story with Lois as the main character
>Hardcore journalism junkie, always searching for that next big scoop. Has no real social life because she's too obsessed with her job.
>Meet Clark Kent, a farmboy from Smallville. Her boss puts Lois in charge of showing him the ropes, to her chagrin. She doesn't think much of Clark, thinking of him as a naive nobody who's destined to write vapid puff pieces for the rest of his career.
>A little after, Superman shows up. Lois sees him as possibly the biggest scoop of her career and chases after him aggressively.
>Meanwhile, she also slowly starts to warm up to Kent and they become friends, going out for drinks sometimes. Clark starts to develop an admiration for her, her strong individuality, brilliance, ethics and independence being massively appealing to him, but Lois is too work-minded to notice.
>After finally getting an interview with Superman, she starts to develop sort a crush of her own on him, admiring his idealism and genuine love for humanity. They develop a rapport, and Superman saves her many times, even having a few dinners together, but there's something of a distance between them that Lois can't seem to scale.
>Clark, who, of course, is Superman, realizes that Lois has a crush on Superman without noticing his own feelings, feels conflicted. While of course he could reciprocate her feelings as Superman, he feels that wouldn't be fair to her. On the other hand, revealing his identity to her would seem kinda cheap, since she has seemingly no attraction towards Clark and Clark feels that both his identities are vital parts of who he is. It's pointless if she only likes the Superman side of him and not the Clark side.
>Eventually, Clark becomes one of the few very important people in Lois's life, but it takes a bit of time for her to really develop feelings for him. At some point, something happens that makes her actually realize she really likes Clark, but she doesn't want to admit it.