only attracted to people that have problems(drug addiction/abusive parents/ect.) and thinks they could protect and nurture them back to happiness.
Also used when texting, where there is a lull in the conversation and you finds yourself staring at your phone or checking it often to see if a new text has arrived that you somehow missed in the 3 seconds since you last checked.
Can be abbreviated LPS
Charlie: He’s hoping that Susan will show up any minute
Bob: Isn’t she in Georgia?
Charlie: Yeah but he’s got lost puppy syndrome… he can’t help but looking around