A TikToker in her late 20s has gone viral after opening up about never having kissed or 'been physical' with anybody, prompting a huge conversation among social media users about dating. Watch the clip below:
TikTok user Emily (@msemilyrose11) recently shared a video explaining that - at the age of 27 - she's still never dated anyone.
In the clip, she said: "I'm 27 years old, I have never dated anybody, I've never kissed anybody, 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."
Emily, who is Christian, said she decided to share her story after another woman of a similar age spoke about the same experience in a TikTok video.
"TikTok just blew up," Emily explained.
"They just couldn't believe it. The comments were just insane, and I just wanted to say it because I thought, honestly, there's not many of us that I know of, and I'd love to know of more."
She continued: "So if there are more men and women out there near this age, where it's just bizarre to the world, I'd love to know if you exist.
"And I just wanted to let you guys know that I exist, and I want her to know that I exist, and that we're not alone!"
Her video has since racked up 1.5 million views and more than 230,000 likes, sparking off a series of other posts in which Emily shared more details about her story, in response to various questions from followers.
"I had no idea how much traction my video would get," she said in one.
"I didn't know that my life experience - my lack of life experience - would be so relatable."
Replying to one person asking if it had been a 'choice', she said: "No. I've never set out to not date, I just honestly have never met anybody that I've wanted to get into a relationship with, and I'm really happy single.
"I just am very fulfilled in my life, so if somebody came along that I could complement, and they would complement me, cool, let's go - but it just hasn't happened yet."
She added that she had been raised in a 'really small town' and is 'really close' with her family, explaining that she's simply 'so content' in her life and trusts God '100 percent'.
In other videos, she also clarified that she had been on a date, but just hadn't entered into a relationship with anybody.
She added: "I am on an online dating website, I'm on Hinge... Nothing has come of it. I've never been past one date ever."
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