In the age of internet dating, many people turn to apps such as Tinder or Hinge.
But one woman from America – who had never been kissed – devised a novel way to change this by creating an application form and asking people to apply if they were willing to have a smooch.
M’Lynn Martin, 24, put her skills to good use by creating a hilarious form for applicants from which she chose a suitable partner for her first smooch.
She shared clips of the hilarious escapade on TikTok, where her videos racked up millions of views as people accompanied her virtually on the emotional journey.
And she left everyone beaming with joy after finding the perfect suitor to lock lips with – after the pair both tested negative for coronavirus.
In a video from December, she explained: “Okay, I don’t know if anyone can relate to this or not but I am 24 and I’ve never had my first kiss.
“What that means is that my nervous system hasn’t memorised the feeling of someone’s lips on mine.
“So when I go to sleep and have dreams where I’m about to kiss the boy of my dreams our lips never fully touch because my subconscious doesn’t know how to replicate the feeling of actually being kissed.
“We get so close to kissing in my dreams but we never go all the way. We can never make it happen because my subconscious doesn’t know how to replicate that feeling in a dream.
“I’m over it. It’s like actual agony every time I wake up still not knowing what it feels like. So I’m hereby formally accepting applications to be my first kiss.”
One of the questions on the form included asking the applicant to describe their current relationship with M’Lynn, and what they would like it to look like in the future.
And obviously, they were also asked why they wanted to be M’Lynn’s first kiss and what kind of kissing experience they were looking for.
Options included “a session” with no time limit, a few minutes of kissing or just one or two kisses to get M’Lynn “pass the first kiss stage.”
Viewers of the saga were thrilled after M’Lynn updated followers that she had accepted an application and would be having her first kiss on January 16.
She revealed that it was one of her college professor’s younger brothers, and admitted she thought she’d be ‘kissing a homie that took one for the team.’
After her video went viral, M’Lynn said she was flooded with applications, including people who lived in different countries.
She added: “I picked a stranger, we have one mutual in common. He’s one of my old professor’s little brothers.
“But he’s really awesome so I’m really excited.”
M’Lynn confirmed in her latest video that she had indeed had her first kiss – and even shared a clip of the moment before they locked lips.
The video confirming that she’s “no longer a lip virgin” has been viewed more than 1.6million times since being shared on TikTok.
In it, she explained: “Last month, I created an application where people could apply to be my first kiss because I was 24 and never had my first kiss before.
“I decided to post it to the internet and my friends, family and TikTok went nuts. People started applying from all over the place.
“I picked a stranger named Ian because he by far had the best application. And he also happens to be the younger brother of one of my college professors, which is just so funny that I had to choose him.
“This week we both got Covid tested, passed with negative results and got ready to kiss.”
M’Lynn shared photos of her outfit and the sweet moment before they kissed – which left viewers overwhelmed.
One woman complained: “YOU’RE KIDDING. YOU CUT OFF THE BEST PART MLYNN.”
Another asked: “Okay but was it good? I need to know. I’m too invested,” which M’lynn happily confirmed: “10/10 would kiss again.”
One fan commented: “He is so cute and he looked nervous. I’m in love with this meet-cute.”
A fourth gushed: “I’m so glad this ended up working out well for you.”
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