I bet all of you were once thinking about what to say to a special person in your life. You wanted to show them that you loved them but you couldn’t find the right words.
And if you could come up with something, it wasn’t so strong to show them just how big your love was for them. But worry no more because there are many love paragraphs that you can say to your loved one.
I will mention some of the cutest ones for him and her and you can decide which one you will use to sweep your loved one off their feet. So, let’s start!
Love paragraphs for her
1. You are my match made in heaven. There is never a second where you aren’t there to lift me up when I need you to. I am so incredibly fortunate to have crossed paths with you in the beginning. It has brought us to this beautiful point in our lives. You are everything I could ever want in a woman. I will never want anything or anyone else. That I can promise.
2. You are more beautiful than a summer sunset on the ocean horizon. You are more breathtaking than the lush landscape on a mountain. You shine brighter than the stars in the country sky. You are more alluring than any song that was ever sung. I had not seen what the real meaning of beauty was until I found you.
3. Wherever you go, whatever you do, I will be right here waiting for you. Whatever it takes, or how my heart breaks, I will be right here waiting for you!
4. If I could give you one thing in life, I’d give you the ability to see yourself through my eyes, only then would you realize how special you are to me.
5. If loving you was a job, I’d be the most deserving, dedicated, and qualified candidate. In fact, I’d even be willing to work for free!
6. You are my best friend, my soulmate and my lover. You mean the world to me and I will always love you!
7. My biggest dream is to meet you at the altar in a white dress!
8. They asked him: “How is your life?” He smiled and answered: “She is fine!”
9. I don’t know what I did to deserve someone as wonderful as you, but I am eternally grateful to have your love, support, and affection. Thank you for being you, and for having me by your side.
10. Your presence in a room makes my light feel so much lighter and my heart yearns for you when you are far away from me. Now that we are miles apart, I cannot wait until we are together again. When I see you again, I will never want to leave your side.
11. You are the only person in the world I can imagine building a life with. From the bumps in the road to the wonderful times, with our fair share of both heartbreak and laughter, I know that there is no one I would rather spend my future with than you.
12.You have inspired me to be the best version of myself that I can possibly be and I hope that I can somehow repay you for everything that you have done for me. Without you, I would be a completely different person. You have taught me so much about life and because of you, I truly know what love is.
13. I know that I couldn’t have found a better person than you to live my life with. You are truly one of a kind, a diamond in the rough, a golden ticket that I am lucky to have won. I am so lucky and so grateful that you chose me.
14. If I was only left with two breaths, I would use the first one to kiss you and the second one to tell you that I love you!
15. I wish I could be a star. I would look at your beautiful face the whole night and I would sing love songs to you. Only I would be afraid of the dawn that would separate me from you for a whole eternity.
16. If love is a drug, then I am the biggest drug addict!
17. If you keep this message—you love me, if you ignore it—you adore me, if you delete it—you want me badly and if you answer—you can’t live without me!
19. Every time you walk into a room I can feel my heart skip a beat. You make the blood in my veins rush through me with a fiery passion. You bring color to my cheeks. You are everything that keeps me going.
20. I promise you to forever care for you. I give you my word that I will move mountains for you if need be. I will keep you out of harm’s way. I will be anything you need at any given time. No matter what you ask of me, I will do it, because you are the love of my life. You are my everything. Forever.
21. Everything you do… The way you eat, the way you smile, the way my name rolls off of your tongue… All of it is what keeps me going. It gives me so much joy to just watch you be you. I would never give my attention to anyone else, because I love giving it to you.
22. The day when you were born it was raining. Actually, it wasn’t just rain but the heaven was crying for losing the most beautiful angel!
23. There will come a day in our lives when you will ask me if I love you or my life more. I will say that I love my life more. You will get mad and leave me and you will never know that my life is you!
24. I will stop loving you when a blind painter manages to paint the sound of rose petals falling down on the invisible carpet of a castle that doesn’t exist!
25. What we have together is unique. It is a special bond that is strong and unbreakable. We can make it through anything we encounter and we only grow stronger from the trials we face together. Together, we are strong. Being with you has made me a better person and I can’t believe that I found you.
26. Whenever I am with you, it is like having my emotional batteries recharged with joy. Your smile radiates into me. Your touch sends little shivers through my body. Your presence pleases my mind and your soul pours peace on mine. I love you… madly, sincerely, completely and with no reservation, in a way that is blissfully wonderful.
27. It is great to know that you exist in my life. It doesn’t matter why or for how long. It is just an amazing feeling to open my eyes in the morning and know that you are a part of my life.
28. Thank you for doing all those amazing things for me. Thank you for accepting me with all my imperfections and thank you for your unconditional love. I am happy for having you in my life and I love you more than you will ever know!
30. I want you to know that there’s no one who can replace you. The way you look, the way you always know what I am thinking about, the way you give me hug when I need it the most, and the way you listen to me are all priceless. You have touched me more profoundly than I ever thought you could. I love you.
31. You wanna know who I’m in love with? Read the first word again.
32. I can’t decide if the best part of my day is waking up next to you, or going to sleep with you. Hurry home so I can compare the two again.
33. You know I really want you to come over, but you’re so hot my air conditioner bill would skyrocket the second you stepped foot in the door!
34. Before I fall asleep, I always picture what it would feel like to fall asleep in your arms. It’s the best feeling in the world.
35. You’re the reason I enjoy the taste of fine wine, the smell of fresh flowers, and the flavors of the best food. Life is good because of you.
36. You are safe with me I promise. And when you get scared, look me in the eyes, hold me a little tighter and smile. Because I am not going anywhere!
37. I want to touch the edges of your obscure soul. Let me kiss the pieces of your being that you keep the most secret and most hidden from all the world!
38. I fell in love with you because you loved me when I felt like the unlovable one!
39. Baby, I want to change three things about you: Your last name, your address and your viewpoint on men!
40. Sometimes, I push you away because I want you to pull me closer!
41. When I first saw you I knew we will have something special. I love all from the way you kiss me, how you feel me good in my own skin and how you take care of me. I want to make you mine and never let you go. You are my best friend, my lover, my human diary and my reason to live.
42. You are my person! I love you to the moon and back and I don’t want to lose you!
43. Baby, thank you for making me the happiest man in the whole world by accepting to be mine. I promise I will never let you down and that i won’t take our love for granted.
44. It is good to know that you exist in my life. No matter for how long or why. It is simply good to know I have someone I can lean on when life gets rough.
45. I might stop breathing, my heart can stop beating, I can lie or break some promises. But I will never do one thing – I will never stop loving you.
46. Do you want to know what my dreams look like? Look in the mirror!
47. Because of you I finally understand what love really is. Because of you I am stronger and better and I don’t want to ever lose you.
48. If you feel you are going throughout the most difficult moment in your life, just remember there is someone who thinks of you.
49. Every day without you is like the most awful dream.
50. I don’t know why I love you and I don’t even want to find out. I just want to love you forever and never lose you.
51. You are simply amazing! There are no words powerful enough to describe your beauty or your kindness. I am so blessed to have you in my life and I would never do anything that could hurt you.
52. Coming home to you at the end of my day is the one thing I look forward to. I will get over all of my problems at work if I know that I will end up in your arms tonight. You are all I need to be happy!
53. You are my everything! I can’t imagine a day without your hugs and kisses and I feel so safe when I am with you. I love you to the moon and back babe.
54. I will love you forever! No matter what happens, I will choose you every single day and I will never stop doing that. You are my everything and I am so thankful to have you in my life!
55. You are the reason why I smile when I open my eyes in the morning.
56. Baby, loving you is as simple and natural as breathing.
57. Before you entered my life, the world was dark. I felt cold and alone without the warmth of your love. But now I feel like I am having the time of my life. With you, babe, everything makes sense.
58. I want to love you, spoil you and make you the happiest woman alive. Would you let me try?
59. Every time I see you, my legs still shake. Every time you speak, I get so captivated by your words. You have had so much of an impact on my life and I still can’t believe that one woman can make me feel this way. It is true, I can’t believe it but I actually like it.
60. Your eyes hypnotize me and every time I look at them, I get lost. I don’t know what to say about how I feel but I know that I wouldn’t change that moment for anything else in this world.
61. Before I met you, I never imagined that someone could be so beautiful. Your beauty is only matched by your personality and intelligence. I am so lucky to have you in my life.
62. My love, I just want to thank you for all that you have done for me. Thank you for loving me, for being patient and for supporting me in all my decisions. You mean the world to me and I will always love you.
63. Our love is no ordinary love. It is so much more than that. It is crazy, turbulent but at the end of the day, it is calming and relaxing. It is so good that it feels like home.
64. I didn’t know what love was until I met you. Your sweet voice can calm me down and make me feel better instantly. Your hands make me feel so safe.
65. You are more than my soulmate. You are my safe haven, my oasis of peace and the only person who can calm me down with just one word. I love you so much and you mean so much to me.
66. I didn’t believe in magic until I saw you. From the first moment I saw you, I was under your spell. But I wouldn’t change it for anything else.
67. I smile when I see you smiling. I cry when I see you crying. You mean the world to me and I will never do anything that could hurt you.
68. I simply love everything about you. I love your eyes, your smile and the way you look into the distance in the early mornings. I can’t imagine my life without you and I want you to be a part of my life now and forever.
69. My biggest fear is to be far away from you. I just want to be near you all the time. I want us to share hugs and kisses and to plan our future. Baby, there is no other person who makes me feel this way. Please, always be by my side.
70. You are the reason why I look happy. If it wasn’t for you, I wouldn’t know what happiness was and I would never feel this way. Thank you for everything that you have done for me.
71. Without you, I don’t feel motivated. But when you are by my side, life is beautiful again. The stars and the sun have a special shine and my heart is finally in the right place.
72. I want to wake up next to you every morning for the rest of my life. I want to feel your fingers in my hair and your arms around me. If I could wake up like this every morning, I would accept it right away.
73. I just want you to know that you were my last thought when I went to bed last night. Also, you were my first thought when I woke up this morning. I can’t stop thinking about you and I think I have fallen for you hard.
74. Your love hit me like a car. I didn’t see it coming but it is definitely the best thing that happened to me.
75. The most beautiful mornings are those spent with you while you are kissing me and cuddling with me. I love to feel your smell on my skin and take it with me for the rest of the day.
76. After all those wrong ones, I finally found you, the right one. You understand me so well. You always know what to say to make me feel special. You are my one and only and I will always love you.
77. In case you didn’t know, I love you to the moon and back. You are the only bright spot in my life and I don’t know what I would do if it wasn’t for you.
78. I never believed in that old saying that there is a strong woman behind every man. But then I met you and I can finally understand that without you, I wouldn’t be half of the man I am today. Thank you for all your love and support and for making a better man out of me.
79. If I have my whole life to spend with you, it still wouldn’t be enough. I admit I am greedy and I want you for myself only. If that is my only sin, let them judge me. In the end, I will still choose the same.
80. We all have bad days. But knowing that after all the shit that happens to me, I will get back to you in the evening makes me capable of going through anything.
81. I am truly, madly and deeply in love with you. I want to yell it from the rooftops because I want everybody to know how big my love for you really is.
82. The best feeling ever is when you leave the scent of your perfume on my skin. I swear, I wouldn’t take a shower for days just to feel you close to me at least in this way.
83. Before you came into my life I was just an ordinary guy with a broken heart. But all your love and affection toward me transformed me into the most romantic guy on earth and I can’t thank you enough for that. You changed me to the bone and because of you, I am a happy man today.
84. I know I couldn’t find a better person than you. The day I met you was the day I hit the jackpot. You are all I really need to be happy and you make my heart beat stronger every time I see you.
85. There isn’t a person in my life I am more dedicated than to you. I want you to know that I will continue investing my energy and all my time into this beautiful story we have. I learn new things about you every single day and I fall in love with you over and over again. You mean the world to me and I couldn’t imagine my life without you.
86. You have brought me so much love, fun and excitement than anyone else before you. No matter how much I am down, you can lift me up with only one kiss and hug. That is how much of an impact you have on me.
87. I want you to know that I will be here, not only on your good days but on your bad days as well. I will always be your support and I will push you forward. I will be the wall you can lean on and your safe harbor. Please, don’t ever forget that.
88. Baby, I love you and I always will. Please, don’t you ever forget that.
89. There is just something about you that makes me feel so calm. Every time you talk, I give all of my attention to you. It is so easy to listen to you but it is even easier to love you.
90. You are the most special person in my life. I want to make our relationship perfect and I will do everything in my power to keep this beautiful love story in my life. But for that, I will need the help of a special woman. I will need your help babe.
91. My days without you simply don’t make sense. I can’t wait to have you in my arms again, to feel your sweet lips on mine and your hand in mine. You are like a drug and I am addicted to you.
92. Do you know what the best part about you is? You are completely mine!
93. Love is not easy. There will be rough patches, there will be fighting and yelling. But you know what? I want to do all of that with you only! Just you babe!
94. I know I am sometimes a mess and I know I can be hard to handle. But I also know that you are the only person who decided to stick with me and wait for better days to come. And for that, I will always be grateful.
95. When I look at you, I feel so safe knowing that there is someone special in my life I can always rely on. You are my person, the one I can tell all my darkest secrets to. I would do anything for you and I don’t want to ever lose you.
96. I was seeking my soulmate for such a long time but I couldn’t see that you were under my nose the whole time. I am sorry for being so blind and I promise I will make up for all this time you spent without me.
97. Even if we are fighting, I will never go to bed without telling you that I love you.
98. Have I ever told you how much I love you babe? Do you know what kind of peace and stability you bring to my life every day? I swear that the day I met you was the best day of my life. My heart can only belong to you and to nobody else. That is how much I love you.
99. My love for you will never change. I will always love you like the first day I met you. I will never give up on you because what I feel with you is something I have never felt before.
100. My love, thank you for transforming my life into the most beautiful love story and showing me the real power of love. I love you!
Love paragraphs for him
1. No matter how hard I try to occupy my mind with something else, I just keep thinking about our life together. I keep planning our wedding… Even in my sleep. I think this means my mind is utterly obsessed with you.
2. Thank you for loving me and accepting me unconditionally and providing me with undivided love and attention. I thank you for all the laughs we’ve shared and the great times we have had. You’ve always been my rock in hard situations and the sunshine when it’s cloudy outside. You’re my everything and I LOVE YOU.
3. I’ve seen angels in the sky, I’ve seen snowfall in July, I’ve seen things you only imagine to see or don’t, but I still haven’t seen anything sweeter than you.
4. One day after many years we will meet again and we will be shy to talk to each other. I will say that I am married, that I have kids and that I am happy. But when I turn my back on you and leave I will just whisper that I gave my son his name after you.
5. I am selfish, impatient and insecure. I make mistakes and sometimes I am out of control. But that is who I am and if you don’t want me at my worst edition you surely don’t deserve me at my best edition.
6. I don’t love you because I need you. I need you because I love you!
7. Babe, just wanted to let you know that if anyone tries to flirt with me – whether it’s in person or over a text message – I will proudly let them know that I am in a very committed and loving relationship with my amazing boyfriend.
8. No matter how many times we fight or argue, I always want to work it out. No one could ever take your place. You are amazing in every way and I don’t know what I would do or where I would be if I had never met you. You understand me like no one else can and I can truly relate to you in every way. I mean it when I say that I am yours, and you are mine. I love you and will always fight for you.
9. You are my world. I’ve honestly fallen deeply in love with you and I am not afraid to say it. We have been through thick and thin and we are still going strong. I can’t imagine my life without you by my side. I love you so much I can’t even explain it!
11. I raised the bar of you so high that every other man in my life is doomed to live in your shadow.
12.I know I say “I love you” all the time, but that’s not enough. Those three words can’t describe the way I feel about you. You make my tummy do flips and my hands shake. I’ve never loved anyone as much as I love you and I don’t think I will ever love someone this much again. You’re everything I have ever wanted and needed. I love you so much, you’re my everything, my entire heart and world.
13. You are undoubtedly the most amazing, loving, kind, adorable, handsome, cute, funny, sweet, perfect man I have ever met and I am so lucky to have you.
14. You are not perfect. Neither am I. The two of us will never be perfect. But if you can make me smile, know what I’m thinking, admit that you are just a human being and that you make mistakes, then I want to keep you and not let you go. I will laugh at you while you are laughing at me, scream at you as you get angry and mourn while you are gone. If you do the same thing, that is the meaning of love!
15.I don’t want you to fix me. I want you to hold me while I fix myself!
16. I have late-night conversations with the moon. He tells me about the sun and I tell him about you.
17. It’s too hard for me to fall asleep tonight. It’s probably because you’re not here next to me. I miss you so much and wish I could have your strong arms wrapped around me while I sleep.
18.It was so incredibly lovely to hear your amazing voice this morning. It was the perfect way to start my day and I hope you have a great day ahead of you, my love.
19. When I think of perfection, you immediately come to mind. I wanted to thank you for being as perfect as you are. For being the light to lead me through the darkness. Picturing my life without you at this point is impossible and I just wanted to let you know that.
20. You are my best friend, my lover and my other half. I love you to the moon and back and I always will do!
21.If you will ever leave me, leave me outside in the rain so I don’t need to cry alone.
22. If someone manages to write your name with an ice cube on the sun, I will admit to them that they love you more than me.
23.Chocolate bonbons. No. Honey. No. Vanilla ice cream. No. Sugar. No. Fuck that shit, I still can’t find something sweeter than you!
24. I can say it a million times and it still won’t be enough: I LOVE YOU. Your love is amazing. It’s perfect. It’s GREAT. I’ve seen love before, but not like this. This love is absolutely exceptional. Thank you for being my partner.
25. I just wanted to say thank you for giving me a piece of your heart. I couldn’t ask for anything better in this entire world. You are so amazing in every way and I love you beyond words.
26. You are so handsome, intelligent, and insightful. I feel like I’ve won the lottery… like I’m the richest woman in the entire world, all because I have you.
27. I don’t want the moon, the stars, or the universe. I don’t want a million dollars or gold jewelry. All I need in this lifetime is your love.
28. Not many people have the ability to take my breath away but you don’t even have to try.
30. Do you believe in magic? I didn’t until the first time I gazed upon you. I suddenly believed in magic at that moment. It felt as if you had cast a spell on me the very first time we locked eyes. Now I am forever spellbound. Destined to love you with a passion I cannot even describe. I am glad for my curse that draws me to you, for I see it as a blessing.
31. I always catch myself wondering if you are an angel sent down from above to guide me. Only an angel possesses such grace, beauty and wisdom. You are full of light and understanding that no one can compete with. I love you, my guardian angel.
32. Darling, it’s safe to say you are my entire reason for being alive. It’s also safe to say that I’ve fallen deeply in love with you. After everything we’ve been through, the demons we’ve fought and the sadness we’ve endured… we’re still together. Everything we’ve been through has only made us stronger. We are unstoppable. Our love is too powerful and we can overcome anything.
33. I like the way you make me feel even if you aren’t anywhere close.
34. Never before in my life have I ever been able to be committed to anything or anyone. That was until I finally found you. You will always make me want to be a better person.
35. I swear when I look deep into your eyes I get lost. I think fate has decided that we only have eyes for each other. I feel as if your eyes were created by the gods only for me. I think they are meant to cast a sweet spell over only me.
36. Without you here, my life would be so empty. Without you, I would have and be nothing at all. I would cease to exist. Please, keep me whole.
37. Everyone goes through tough times. Yes, even me. But, I remind myself it’s okay to have a bad day once in a while, because at the end of it I get to come home to you. That’s what keeps me going.
38. There are thousands of ways to say I love you. But the only way to truly tell you is by showing you.
39. Roses may be red… Violets may be blue… But there is no poem on this earth that is truly good enough to tell you how much I love you.
40. Thank you for reminding me what butterflies feel like!
41. Nobody has eyes as beautiful as you. Nobody has smile as sweet as you. I love you to the moon and back and I want to always be yours.
42. The best feeling ever is when you leave the scent of your perfume on my skin so I can feel that you are always close to me.
43. I don’t care if you are far away from me. I don’t care if I am far away from you. I just know that you in the right place where you need to be – in my heart.
44. Distance doesn’t mean anything to me. You will always be in my heart.
45. I am here and you are there. One of us must be in the wrong place!
46. I will take the right to translate your name in all the world’s languages and that in every one of them it means LOVE!
47. I love every part of your body like it has always belonged to me.
48. You make me complete!
49. The truth is – nobody loves you more than I do.
50. When I belong to you, I finally realize that I belong to myself as well.
51. I want to be your motivation and inspiration. I want to be the only woman in your heart. The one you will love unconditionally and who you will respect.
52. The truth is that I can’t live without you. You make me complete. You make me feel free.
53. My favorite gift is to see a smile on your face. I know you smile every time you think about me.
54. You see, it is pretty simple. The only thing I want in my life is love. Your love.
55. I don’t like you just on the outside. I like you on the inside as well. You are such a good person and I am so thankful and blessed to have you in my life.
56. I saw you in my dreams last night. I kissed you, hugged you and told you how much I love you. Will you please make my dreams come true?
57. Among millions of people, I chose you to be my one and only. Let’s make a beautiful love story out of this.
58. I am standing here, wearing my heart on my sleeve, waiting for you to come and melt in my arms. I want you to know how much I love you and how much you mean to me.
59. When I think of love, I think of you. When I see beautiful things, I think of you. When I am sad, I think of you. When I am happy, I can feel your presence.
60. I will never let you go. No matter which situation we might be in, I will always fight for you and love you.
61. You are the kind of person who doesn’t talk so much. But when I see a smile on your face, I know that you are thinking of me.
62. Don’t worry, I will always be the one you can rely on. Just have faith in me and love me without questioning my feelings.
63. I will never lie to you because lying to you would mean lying to myself as well. And there is no love in a relationship like that.
64. Even though I am a woman, I will use all my strength to fight for you. I love you and I will never let you go.
65. When you have a hard time in your life, just kiss me, okay? Just know that you have someone you can always rely on.
66. Love with you is like paradise. I will never regret accepting you to be my partner in crime.
67. I am proudly admitting that I am all yours. You are allowed to take me through life wherever you go.
68. Only the sky’s the limit. If you love me, there is nobody who can ruin what we have.
69. I don’t have anything to say to you except the fact that you are my everything and that every sacrifice I make for you is not in vain.
70. I will come when you fall asleep, to steal you from all those who just want you for themselves.
71. The moon, the stars and your hand in mine. Could it be any better than that?
72. You will never walk alone anymore. I will always be by your side to protect you and to love you.
73. I would give my whole life for one minute with you. You mean the world to me and I will always love you.
74. I don’t love you; I adore you! And I want the whole world to know that.
75. When I am with you, I can sleep with my eyes wide open.
76. Don’t ever think of leaving me. If you do that, I will die because I have no life if you are not with me.
77. Don’t say anything, just let your body touch mine and enjoy our wicked game.
78. I cried the day you said we were not meant to be together but I smiled after you kissed me and told me that you can’t live without me.
79. As far as I know, you will always give me your hand in my moments of sorrow and I will be able to sleep calmly.
80. You are the air in my lungs. You are the reason I live and the reason I smile. Always be with me and love me the way only you know how.
81. When you hold my hand and kiss me, I know what I live for.
82. I love you despite all these miles that are between us.
83. I don’t care where you are or where I am. I care about you being in the only place you should be—in my heart.
84. I found out which time of the year I feel the best. It is when you are next to me!
85. Everybody told me to forget all about you but nobody told me how to do it.
86. I will tell the moon to get into your room and hug you and kiss you when I can’t do it myself.
87. I don’t want to be the first one you will remember but the last one who you will forget!
88. Just go and look at yourself in the mirror. That is what my dreams look like!
89. I will stop loving you. I will stop texting you. I will stop wanting you. And all of this will happen the day when I stop breathing.
90. My sweetest love, I love you and I always will. You have a special place in my heart and there is nobody who can replace you.
91. Protect our love like it is the most important thing in your life. Hide it from curious looks and always tell me how much you love me. Your words give me comfort and they make me feel better. You are medicine for my heart and my soul and I don’t want to lose you.
92. If someone told me that I would love someone the way I love you, I would call them crazy. But now baby, I can see what real love is and what you are capable of when you truly love someone.
93. Should I be happy because you are my friend or should I cry because that is the most you will ever be?
94. The world around me is totally different since you have been a part of my life. I love you like crazy and I will always will.
95. Maybe you will have a girlfriend who will look just like me. Maybe she will have blue eyes and dark hair. Maybe she will love you but not more than me.
96. It is weird how your life can be empty when the one you love the most is not there. Don’t you see I love you and need you? Please come back because I just want to give you all of myself.
97. Let me tell you something: These miles that are between us don’t mean a thing to me. I will always love you and be yours.
98. This heart that I have inside has been broken, tortured and neglected. But you fixed it. And for that, thank you. It means the world to me.
99. I want to shout from the rooftops how much I love you. Call me crazy but that is how I express my love for you.
100. Love me or leave me because this ‘almost’ is torture.