So, when software billionaire Romeo Larry Ellison shows his love, he says it with shares -- 911,744 of them.
The Oracle boss is giving the shares worth $11.9 million to his fourth wife, Melanie Craft, according to a filing Wednesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Craft, 34, married Ellison, 59 and the world's 12th richest man, three months ago in a small ceremony at the billionaire's 45-acre estate in San Francisco.
Thew new Mrs Ellison is stranger to romance, but neither of her two books, "A Hard-Hearted Man" and "Trust Me" mention that shares are the perfect love gift.
Maybe her upcoming book, "Man Trouble" will indicate this novel way of wooing. Spookily it's the story of a romance novelist trying to get a rich businessman.
The value of the shares has fallen by 9 per cent, since Ellison signed them over. µ
Tabs to more Ctrl and less Win. Such Fn.
Either that or it's a really intense holiday