Ryan Lochte is a natural in the pool, but when it comes to love, he has some trouble.
The blue-eyed 6-foot-2 hottie reveals the shocking truth about his non-existent love life and his ideal girl in a new sit-down interview in this week's In Touch. "I haven't been in a relationship in a year," the Gainesville, Fla., native tells In Touch. "Every time I date someone," Ryan claims, "I end up getting hurt."
And although the 28-year-old star of E!'s new reality show What Would Ryan Lochte Do? admits he gets hit on everywhere he goes—even at the "grocery store, I've gotten used to that" — he confides to In Touch that it's hard to tell the good girls from the gold diggers.
The free-spirited ladies' man — who insists he's had his heart broken multiple times — promises he's more than just a good time.
The perfect match? "A girl that's fun, classy and sweet who I can have a conversation with," Ryan says. "If she can make me smile and laugh, I'm sold!"
At the end of the day Ryan tells In Touch he's concentrating on his new E! reality series and the 2016 Olympics. And if he loses focus? His family helps keep him grounded: "If they think I'm getting a big head or acting out of line, they will put me in my place and remind me of where I came from."
For more from Ryan Lochte, pick up this week's issue of In Touch, on newsstands tomorrow!