While we’re sure few people would have minded if naked pictures of Ryan Lochte had leaked alongside the ones we saw of Prince Harry yesterday (which the possible exception of his family and the Olympic committees), it looks like they aren’t going to materialize anytime soon.
The gold medalist went on the Today show this morning to talk to Matt Lauer about London, swimming, and, yes, that infamous Las Vegas trip during which he was challenged to a 3 a.m. pool race by none other than the Prince himself. But alas, while he says Harry was “a nice guy” and “really talkative,” the pair didn’t team up for a game of strip billiards after the race. So is Lochte disappointed he didn’t get to flex his competitive muscles outside of the pool in Harry’s VIP suite?
“I’m kinda happy. I don’t need that.”
Fair enough. It’s not as if he’s having a ton of trouble procuring scantily clad ladies after all, even without the royal caché.
Later in the show, Ryan also helped Kathie Lee and Hoda‘s panel answer viewers’ dating questions. So now we have a pretty good idea of what it takes to date one of America’s most eligible Olympians: Wear white pants, wait for him to make a move (preferably employing a winning line like ‘Hi! You want to go to an island with me?’), then always text, never call. Simple enough, right?