Ryan Lochte Talks Ideal Girl, Dating No-Nos: 'If A Girl Smokes, That's A Big Turn-Off!'

Ryan Lochte arrives at the 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, Calif. on September 16, 2012 -- Getty Images

Ryan Lochte is single - but smokers need not apply for his girlfriend vacancy.

"I am a single guy right now, but you'll see me going on dates," Ryan told the May issue of Cosmopolitan. "I need someone who is able to hold her own - if a girl is really independent, that's a turn-on for me. And she doesn't have to play a sport for me to be interested in her! But if a girl smokes, that's a big turn-off."

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Ryan added that he wants someone in his life who can be both friend and lady love, with a good sense of humor thrown in for good measure.

"I want a best friend and a lover at the same time. And I want her to make me laugh. I like someone who doesn't care what people think -- who's not afraid of making a fool out of herself," he said.

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The Olympic medalist-turned reality TV star said he actually gets dating advice from his own family.

"I know my family would never steer me wrong, so I go to them for advice," he told the mag. "And if I go on more than a couple of dates with one girl, it could get to that point where she would meet the Lochtes."

"What Would Ryan Lochte Do?" -- Ryan's E! reality show -- premieres on April 21 at 10/9c.

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