Ryan Lochte Talks Ideal Girl, Dating No-Nos: 'If A Girl Smokes, That's A Big Turn-Off!'

Ryan Lochte arrives at the 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, Calif. on September 16, 2012 Ryan Lochte arrives at the 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, Calif. on September 16, 2012

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.”

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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.

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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.

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