Apparently, gorgeous female Olympians are like the rest of the normal people out there – they’re finding it hard to even get a date.
At least, Lindsey Vonn says so.
Vonn, 31, is known as one of the best competitive skiers in the world, with one gold and two bronze medals in the 2010 Winter Olympics , four World Cup titles and two World Championship gold medals. She’s a golden beauty, graceful and very much eligible, but has had trouble finding the right man.
I would love to be a mom. I just don’t know…I kind of need a guy first,
Vonn said to CNN. She added that dating is tough. “Most of the time the normal guys are too intimidated and the guys that have enough confidence, have too much confidence. It’s really hard, I haven’t navigated my way very well.”
Vonn dated golf champion Tiger Woods from 2013 to 2015. She says she knows what she’s looking for in a partner. “I want someone that is self-confident, but doesn’t have a huge ego. Someone who supports everything I do and doesn’t hold me back. Someone who encourages me to do what I want to do and what’s good for me and my skiing and my life,” she said.
The Olympic champion, who was busy promoting her new ad for chocolate giant Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, joked that she’s one of five children, so whoever she ends up with has to make sure he gets along with her dad first – something she reckons is a challenge. She also specified that her future partner must be a dog lover, otherwise it would be a deal-breaker.
Vonn is currently preparing for the 2018 Winter Olympics set for South Korea, and told reporters she had no plans of going to Rio de Janeiro for this year’s Summer Olympics. Her primary cause of concern is the Zika virus. She said she’s going to keep on training instead, and will watch her friends compete in Rio from her couch.
The skier’s athletic record has been stellar and impressive – she is one of only two women skiers in the world who has won four World Cup overall championships, thee of which she won consecutively in 2008, 2009 and 2010. The fourth was in 2012. She was the first American woman to win the gold medal in downhill, securing the medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics.
She has a record eight World Cup season titles in the downhill discipline to her name, five titles in super-G and three titles in the alpine ski racing combined. She won her 20th World Cup crystal globe title in 2016 – the highest among both men and women, surpassing Ingemar Stenmark of Sweden who had 19.
Vonn is also one of six women in the world to have won World Cup races in all five alpine skiing disciplines: downhill, giant slalom, slalom, super-G, and super combined. Her total of 76 World Cup races throughout her career, to date, are an all-time women’s record. All these have racked up to make Vonn the most successful American ski racer in history.
And she can’t find a date.