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I doubt that will ever be their intention. Their are many better villains suited to the task.
This always bothered me after I read the New 52, Clark and Lois definitely liked each other despite avoiding romance, at least Clark that's 100% sure. DC's page on Clois even hints that they might have had romantic feelings in New 52. Even one of the writer hinted about this might be true while talking over Superman #50.
It's like they were either trying to build up a full-blown romance but couldn't due to the shutdown, or the new "status quo" of Wonder Woman and Superman. This Lois sometimes gets in trouble, especially for Supes' sake, but she isn't completely helpless and can fight a little. Regardless even here it makes up for good tension, drama and protecting the ones you love at lost.
Clark gets jealous multiple times of Jonathan Caroll when he learns about him and when he learns she is moving in with her. Clark is the only one she seeks comfort in Superman #27, and that's not because she knows he is Superman. It is clear WW and LL have a jealousy angle at this point despite some people denying it, not clutching straws bot their respectful banter, facial and body expressions does clearly give it off. Perry in Superman #32 knows that he was interested in Lois seeing as to how he says he could have asked her out multiple times, but he acted like a loner.
In Superman #43 she gets very concerned when he gets knocked out, sleeping next to him while taking care of him and fixing him a meal, something Jimmy remarks she doesn't do for anyone. Even after this, she says she cares about Clark whom she almost loved, though it's clear it's more than just that. Of course they can't be together because writers already have them involved with others. But I for one would think it would be good if Clark gets to confront his feelings.
Lois feels bad for what his father did to him many years earlier. She also risks earning Clark's wrath by revealing his identity for his own better and wants to face the world together. She even goes as far to risk being killed to free him from Hordr. If that isn't a testament to love, then I don't know what is. Regardless, this one thing was written better than any romance in New 52.
Diana however has the most cheesiest statement about Superman impressing him to save his best friend, showing how badly the romance is written. What else will anyone do? Leave her to die? He dumps her like an unexpected jerk, even for someone losing powers, in Superman/Wonder Woman #22. Only 6 issues later do they reaffirm their love when he's about to die as part of Rebirth.
Coming back though, in Psi Wars she even fights for Superman and the latter is heartbroken that she went into a coma. This relationship could be explored much better, sadly we will never get that. I still don't get it why he didn't just plainly come out, at least to others.
Well WW/Superman romance is not bad, it's badly written. Both act like douches at times, but they care a lot for each other too. In New 52 he still had a crush on Lois, he even gets jealous around Jonathan Caroll at times.
Don't always want a damsel, but the supercouple takes the one thing away about love between Lois and Superman - Being ready to protect the ones you love and putting everything at line for them. I know people say how Superman won't have to save WW, at least much lesser than if he was with a human, but the latter is what makes the tension and drama. Why would you have just a night invincible power couple fighting side-by-side? And I don't think she'll fall in love with an ordinary Clark.
But it was only Diana, Clark was able to connect with and be openly in love with in New 52 and felt lucky he had been in a relationship with her when she died. The break-up was a joke and even after being saved by her, Clark still doesn't come back to Diana. Only while about to die, he reaffirms their love.
Lois and Clark, despite never developing a romance, were far more convincing. The former was willing to risk his wrath and wanted to face the world together after revealing he is Clark for his sake and did say she almost loved him. This alone was worth more than anything.