Michael Phelps who??? These summer 2012 Olympics have been all about Ryan Lochte. You need only watch a few minutes of men's swimming to fall head over heels for the almost-28-year-old. But I have kinda bummer-ific news: The guy isn't the dreamboat he seems to be ...
Lochte's mom, Ike Lochte, spilled to TODAY.com that her son's "not able to give fully to a relationship because he's always on the go." Okay, sure, he is an Olympic athlete after all, so that makes sense. But wait, get this: Mrs. Lochte goes on to say Ryan "goes out on one-night stands." Whaaaaat?! Hello, unexpected attack of RED FLAGS!
As hot as this guy is, I am so turned off by this. Any woman should be! For one, why is his mommy speaking for him?! Any grown-ass man who needs his mother to speak to his love life might be a liiiittle too co-dependent for comfort.
Furthermore, why is Ryan telling his mom about his one-night stands?!? Who does that? (Would you want your guy doing that?!) "Yo, Ma. So after I got my gold medal in the 400 medley, this hot gymnast from Switzerland and I went up to the top of the London Eye and ..." Ewwww!
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Last, but certainly not least, the excuse that a guy is "too busy," "on the go," etc. for a real relationship should always stop a lady dead in her swooning tracks. Oh, sure, it could be true ... and that would be a problem, because who wants to be with a guy who can't prioritize his partnership? And if it's not true ... well, then it's probably a big fat commitaphobic excuse!
What a shame. He was totally my Olympic crush for a whole five days! But I've learned before that whether you're talkin' pro-swimmer fantasy or real-life potential BF, you can't let gold medal-worthy good looks blind you from seeing some seriously freaky red flags!
What are red flags you've discovered when falling for a seemingly perfect guy?
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