After one long week full of Olympic swimming events, Ryan Lochte is now returning to the U.S. with his set of gold medals (2), silver medals (2), and a bronze medal.
He will also be returning to the U.S. where a fan-base, enlarged especially during the Olympics, waits for him.
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Locthe drew the world's attention first by beating Michael Phelps in the 400 IM and taking the gold but then drew some more attention by his good looks and handsomeness.
During the Olympics, the swimmer may have drawn more attention than what he may have perhaps desired after his mother, Ike Lochte, told the media that Lochte was more of a 'one-night stand' kind of a person, 'always on the go'.
Although Ryan later clarified that his mom with the comment meant that he went on a lot of dates and also said he had not much time to dedicate himself to a serious love life in large because of his busy schedule, Lochte was reportedly seen 'flirting' with a female swimmer in London.
According to whatsondalian.com the American swimmer was seen flirting with Australian swimmer, Blair Evans, during training sessions at the Aquatic Center, occasionally 'touching her hand under water' and accompanying her in the bus to the Olympic village as well.
So rumor has it that Ryan Lochte is currently on the search for a special friend.
What does a "special friend" mean for Ryan? Well, at this point it is not as clear.
For one thing, Ryan told Access Hollywood about his marriage plans recently with the following comment.
"Now that the games are all said and done, I definitely want to get married and have kids and start a family of my own,"
For another, he also added that those plans were not for the moment.
So the implication behind the rumored flirting on Evans is up for interpretation.
For many of his fans, however, what may matter the most right now is his relationship status, which according to many remains as single.
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