Ryan Lochte Pleasantly Surprised Women Have 'Professional Jobs And Everything’

He's going for gold on Tinder🏅
He's back.
He's back.
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It’s been a long four years without our favorite pretty-boy swimmer-bro Ryan Lochte, who (aside from his depressingly short-lived reality TV series on E! in 2013) has kept relatively quiet since coming away with five medals at the 2012 summer Olympics in London.

But thanks to a recent Cosmopolitan.com interview about his online dating habits, we can safely say that in 2016, he’s back and better than ever.

Oh hey.
Oh hey.
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Back in 2012, Lochte shared some deep thoughts on the topics of love and women ― the latter of which he called “evil” (unless they wear white pants, in which case, call him). But Lochte has kept up with the times, and with the rise of online dating apps since the last summer Olympics has come the expansion of Lochte’s dating pool. (See what we did there?)

The athlete shared some more deep thoughts with Cosmo about how he feels about certain dating apps. First and foremost, he is decidedly anti-Bumble, telling Cosmo, “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.”


But Tinder, on the other hand, is “perfect.” He told Cosmo:

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.

That’s right, Ryan. Women do have professional jobs! And everything!

Never stop being you.

Check out Lochte’s full interview with Cosmopolitan.com here.