It's a match!
Ryan Lochte is swiping right for Tinder! On his quest for true love, the Olympic swimmer has turned to the popular hookup app… and he LOVES it!
The 31-year-old opened up about the digital dating scene in a new Cosmopolitan interview, admitting that he's swiped left for matchmaking competitors like Bumble and Raya.
Related: Ryan Won't Be Able To Defend One Of His Medals At The Olympics!
The gorgeous guy dished:
"With Bumble, the girl always has to make the first [move], and I don't really like that. I don't think that's a woman job. So I got off that. And then Raya [an app for celebrities and creatives], I don't know. I'm living in Charlotte so that didn't really work because most of the women you link up with are either in L.A. or New York. So I just recently got on Tinder."
And it turns out the New York native is totally hooked on Tinder, because he explained:
"I heard it took off in Sochi [at the 2014 Winter Olympics] and then people were talking about it and I was like, 'Let me try this.' So I got on it and 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 with a couple [women]."
When it comes to the women he is chatting with, the acclaimed athlete is all about beauty AND brains:
"You can't say, like, looks aren't everything because, I mean, that's the first thing that people see. So you definitely see their picture and then you look at their bio and they tell you their job description. I want someone that has goals and all that. Sometimes they post their Instagram name, and you can look at their Instagram and just see how they present themselves."
If you're lucky enough to match with the sports star on Tinder, you're in for some grand, romantic gestures! The hottie revealed some of his most swoon-worthy tricks:
"If I'm in a relationship, I want to make sure she's treated like a queen. In my past relationships, something that I've done is wake up early and put a little note in her purse so when she goes through her purse or takes out her wallet, she sees it. And it's something like a little clue that says, 'You have to go here at this time.' And then at the end of the day, it's a nice romantic dinner with candles and a rose and everything."
Awwwww! HOW is he single?!
Well, considering women everywhere probably just downloaded Tinder in the hopes of matching with Ryan, we doubt that'll last long!
[Image via PNP/WENN.]
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