Olympian Lolo Jones Talks Looking For Love & Staying A Virgin
First Published: July 25, 2012 5:26 PM EDT Credit: Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Lori Jones, or Lolo as she’s known, is a Track and Field runner for the 2012 U.S. Olympic team and returning veteran from the 2008 Beijing Olympics. And while the stunning 29-year-old has accomplished amazing athletic feats and holds the American record for the fastest 60 meter hurdles, when it comes to her love life, Lolo isn’t looking to race into a relationship.
In an interview with Access Hollywood, Lolo – who emphasized that she’s single by choice — admitted that she gets tired of people on Twitter asking why she’s not dating anyone.
“That’s one of the main reasons, because literally there are so many people who aren’t willing to wait for their future spouse. They want to have sex now, they want to hook up,” Lolo – who has openly spoken about being a virgin — said. “That’s their life. My life is something else.”
As someone who values waiting for the right guy, Lolo admitted it’s been a challenge meeting her prince charming.
“I’ve complained about this to all my friends,” Lolo told Access. “‘When am I going to finally meet the man of my dreams, my husband, and experience, you know?’ Please, end this drought.”
But the reason for Lolo’s relationship status could also be due to her intensive Olympics training and desire to win the Gold that slipped from her fingers four years ago in Beijing. During a race back in 2008, Lolo accidently tripped on a hurdle out of sheer mistiming and lost her chances as the fumble left her finishing in seventh place.
“I still wrestle with [that moment] every now and then. The first month, it was every day, every hour, every minute,” Lolo said. “But, now that’s been four years, it just sneaks up on you every now and then … [You just need to] refocus and use it as motivation.”
Lolo said the search for her perfect man has been “put on hold” for the Olympics, but things should resume in due time.
“I’ve got the FBI working on some potential soul mates,” the young track runner added.
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