Originally Posted by JaneQSmythe
GG uses "like" as her substitute, mine was "care for" . . .
I've been known to say, "I'm very fond of you," and "you mean a lot to me."
In SATC, Samantha Jones couldn't say the L-word to her bf Smith, so she said, "You are more important to me than any man I've ever known." Aww, gets the message across (and it's Samantha, so he's more important than lots and lots of men!).