Ryan Lochte’s mother, Ike, has said that her son only has time for “one-night stands” and is unable to commit to a single girl because he is “always on the go.”
It comes after the swimming star revealed more of his bachelor lifestyle to Women’s Health magazine, telling one of its reporters that his preferred look on a woman is one of his “long-sleeve button-down shirts and that’s all.”
Lochte’s mum told the Today show that her son puts everything into his sporting career, which has landed him five Olympic gold medals.
“Everything he has done has been to the max. He’s unique, loving, and he challenges himself all the time,” the Daily Mail quoted her as saying.
The 27-year-old US athlete from Rochester, New York shed further insight into his love life during the Women’s Health interview.
He said that when he sees a woman he wants to meet, he simply makes eye contact.
“Some guys keep staring, but I’ll give a wink and come back later, because it keeps her thinking,” he said.
He did admit that there are some things about women that confuse him.
“It’s impossible to know what they’re thinking,” he said.
“If I could have one superpower, I’d be like Mel Gibson in What Women Want, where he reads women’s minds,” he added.