Emily Lewis shouldn’t be one to kiss and inform.
In reality, she’s by no means even had a kiss.
“I am 27 years old, I have never dated anybody, never kissed anybody,” the smiley blonde mused in a TikTookay video final week. “I’ve never been physical in any way, shape or form with the opposite sex, and I am attracted to men… Not even come close, ever, not once.”
The smooch-less saga racked up a staggering 1.9 million views, and prompted greater than 20 mothers to supply up their grownup sons to attempt to make a love connection.
“I take it as a compliment,” the Californian instructed The Post. “I tell them that I’m flattered, but ‘no,’ in the nicest way possible.”
Despite the propositions from well-meaning mamas in every single place, Lewis instructed The Post she’s really glad residing a life with out lip-locking.
“It’s just never happened for me,” Lewis, who works as a customer support rep for a health firm, mentioned. “That TikTok wasn’t a cry for help or a ploy to get dates. I’m genuinely happy being single and kiss-free.”
To her shock, hundreds of viewers flocked to her feedback part, admitting that they’ve additionally by no means been kissed and thanking her for talking out.
Others wished they’d waited earlier than getting concerned in ill-fated romances, saying they’d have averted years of heartache.
“I am shocked by the reaction my video received,” Lewis mentioned of the greater than 17,000 responses it generated.
Her story resembles the arc of the coming-of-age basic “Never Been Kissed,” starring Drew Barrymore. In the 1999 rom-com, Barrymore, now 46, performs a 25-year-old who too had missed all the everyday making-out milestones throughout her youth.
As a child, Lewis attended a small, non-public faith-based college on the West Coast and was later home-schooled till her senior yr of highschool. While she did go to promenade — an event most teenagers use to discover, at minimal, preliminary ranges of lust — she’d banished her date to the buddy zone.
It’s principally been a matter of timing, mentioned Lewis, who famous she’s “always been someone who’s kind of gone against the grain.”
“I’m not ashamed or embarrassed by the fact that I’ve never kissed a guy. I just never had feelings for somebody else who’s had feelings for me at the same time,” she mentioned. “I’ve never been tempted in a face-to-face situation with a guy. Of course there are desires, especially when hormones are raging, but I’ve never felt the need to act on it.”
Lewis additionally as soon as weighed 325 kilos. But since August 2019 she’s misplaced 140, and credit her transformation to a greatest vendor on the science of overcoming meals habit, “Bright Line Eating,” by Dr. Susan Peirce Thompson.
She underscored that her weight didn’t have something to do along with her abstinence.
“In my most insecure moments, I’ll start wondering if my weight stopped me from meeting Mr. Right,” she mentioned. “But when I’d look at couples around me, I’d see other beautiful full-figure women with hot guys, so I’m like no, weight has nothing to do with it. It’s not your weight, it’s just not your time.”
And she’s not kissing off potential lovers in order to abide by any spiritual restrictions — though she is a Christian.
Instead, Lewis merely doesn’t imagine hooking up with somebody will enhance her already full life along with her buddies, household and golden retriever, Lawson.
“I’m just really happy and content by myself. I just know kissing or hooking up with someone won’t make me any happier than I am right now,” she mentioned.
And whereas she’s open to sooner or later assembly a man and having fun with her first kiss, Lewis is in no rush for a crush.
“I’d love to experience romance with the man of my dreams some day,” she mentioned, noting her affinity for Chris Hemsworth lookalikes.
“But until then, I’m cool not kissing.”