Ryan Lochte is single – but smokers need not apply for his girlfriend vacancy.
“I am a single guy right now, but you’ll see me going on dates,” Ryan told the May issue of Cosmopolitan. “I need someone who is able to hold her own – if a girl is really independent, that’s a turn-on for me. And she doesn’t have to play a sport for me to be interested in her! But if a girl smokes, that’s a big turn-off.”
Ryan added that he wants someone in his life who can be both friend and lady love, with a good sense of humor thrown in for good measure.
“I want a best friend and a lover at the same time. And I want her to make me laugh. I like someone who doesn’t care what people think — who’s not afraid of making a fool out of herself,” he said.
The Olympic medalist-turned reality TV star said he actually gets dating advice from his own family.
“I know my family would never steer me wrong, so I go to them for advice,” he told the mag. “And if I go on more than a couple of dates with one girl, it could get to that point where she would meet the Lochtes.”
“What Would Ryan Lochte Do?” — Ryan’s E! reality show — premieres on April 21 at 10/9c.