'It was like we were boyfriend and girlfriend on night one,' Fletcher reveals

By Aili Nahas and Aurelie Corinthios
Updated May 25, 2016 at 08:06 PM EDT
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JoJo Fletcher may have only had one real first kiss on The Bachelorette so far – but don’t worry, there are plenty more to come.

In this week’s issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday, Fletcher opens up about what it was like locking lips with the guys on this season of the hit ABC show, which premiered Monday.

According to Fletcher, she racked up quite the kiss list: “I definitely kissed more guys in a few weeks than I had in my entire life!” she says.

But of course, the circumstances of the show played a role.

“You can’t really censor yourself,” explains Fletcher, 25. “I have such a short amount of time.”

As for what she’s looking for in a guy, the Dallas-based reality star says she doesn’t have “a physical type.”

“I want someone honest and genuine and someone who can make me laugh,” she says. “And I like to think I have a pretty good read on people and that my gut steers me in the right way.”

A few standouts? The much-buzzed about Jordan Rodgers, brother of NFL star Aaron Rodgers – and this season’s anticipated bad boy Chad Johnson.

“[Jordan and I] had an immediate connection,” Fletcher says. “It was like we were boyfriend and girlfriend on night one.”

Of Chad, Fletcher says she was drawn to him because he was “mysterious.”

“I knew I was going to have to keep my eye on him,” she adds.

And while Fletcher – who also admits she fell for more than one guy – can’t reveal the ending of the show, she says she’s “more confident” now.

“Throughout this process I had to rely just on myself,” she says. “I had to be really comfortable in my decision making. And through it all I stayed positive, and optimistic that I would find that true love.”

The Bachelorette airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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