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The Bachelorette‘s leading lady has a few thoughts on the men in her life.

JoJo Fletcher spoke exclusively to PEOPLE for this week’s issue about her journey to find love, and she got candid about four of the front-runners from Monday’s premiere.


Fletcher, 25, says she “had an immediate connection” with 27-year-old former NFL pro Jordan Rodgers, with whom she shared her first kiss – and the coveted First Impression Rose. “It was like we were boyfriend and girlfriend on night one.”

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Fletcher says the singer-songwriter, 29, “melted my heart! He is one of the most sincere, genuine men I’ve ever met.”

For more about JoJo Fletcher’s journey to find love, pick up this week’s issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday


Though we have a pretty good idea of what the 28-year-old luxury real estate agent is bring to the table (spoiler: an entire suitcase of protein powder!), Fletcher says, “He was mysterious. I knew I was going to have to keep my eye on him.

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“He was very intriguing to me,” Fletcher says of the 31-year-old radio DJ. “He was a guy who had so many layers.”

The Bachelorette airs Mondays (8 p.m. ET) on ABC.