This Is What Olympic Swimmer Ryan Lochte Looks For In A Tinder Match
Ladies: Forget that leather-jacket-wearing bad boy who drove his motorcycle right into your heart and that carefree, hippie douche who won you over with his mediocre guitar talent.
It's time to upgrade to an Olympic gold medalist: We're talkin' Ryan Lochte.
The swimmer has just dropped some pretty big truth bombs about his romantic life. In an interview with Cosmopolitan, he revealed exactly what he looks for in a date.
So, here's your personal checklist for snagging a date with Ryan:
1. Don't use Bumble or Raya.
Ryan doesn't use them. And you most likely won't be able to get on Raya anyway. It's a secret dating app for famous people.
He told Cosmo that he used to be on both, but promptly ditched them.
2. Be motivated and career-driven.
The Olympian really buys into this.
I've been matching up with a bunch of gorgeous women who are smart, they have professional jobs and everything. I'm like, 'Wow, this is perfect.' So I've been on Tinder lately. So far I haven't had any dates or anything. I've just been talking.
3. He likes looks, but that's not his biggest turn-on.
You'd be lying if you said you pay more attention to bios than you do to photos. Let's face it: We're all shallow on some level.
Ryan's no different. He said, "You can't say, like, looks aren't everything because, I mean, that's the first thing that people see."
But then he stressed, "I want someone that has goals and all that."
4. Warning: Ryan wears his heart on his sleeve.
He said, "I tend to put my guard down quickly just because I want to give them my everything. I want them to get to know me."
Ryan explained that he likes to take things slower now. It sounds like he learned his lesson.
Who hurt you, Ryan?
5. You have to be a talker.
When he was asked about his worst date ever, Ryan described how he went for dinner with a girl who barely said a word.
He said, "We went out to dinner and she was a dud, she wasn't funny, didn't talk."
So now, you're loaded with the right ammunition to take down Ryan's heart. He can sense it, and he's already puckering up for you.