Which one of the following phrases is correct? I'm unsure about using present perfect or not.

I miss you like I've never missed someone else.

I miss you like I never missed someone else.


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Present perfect sounds more natural. It suggests “up until this moment”, while the past tense doesn’t have that connotation. The past tense version sounds like it might be referring to one specific moment in the past when the speaker never missed another person- that doesn’t really make sense.

I’d also replace someone with anyone; someone usually refers to one particular person, while anyone refers to any person at all.

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