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With her perfectly sculpted body, model looks and Olympic success, you might think track-and-field star Lori "Lolo" Jones would have her pick of men. But the athlete admits she's found it difficult to land a steady boyfriend -- and she thinks the fact that she's a 29-year-old virgin is to blame.
Jones says there aren't many men out there who can deal with her decision not to have sex until marriage, reports Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.
The Olympian confesses that she has tried several different online dating services as well as Twitter to look for a potential love, but she hasn't found the "one" yet. Not helping the matter is her admission on Twitter that she has never had sex.
"It's something, a gift I want to give my husband," she says on the May 22 episode of the critically acclaimed HBO sports program.
Jones adds that steering clear of premarital sex has been the hardest accomplishment of her life.
"This journey has been hard," she adds. "It's the hardest thing I've ever done in my life. Harder than training for the Olympics. Harder than studying for college has been staying a virgin before marriage."
The Olympic hurdler adds: "I've been tempted. I've had guys tell me … 'Hey, you know, if you have sex, it'll help you run faster.'"
No matter how much Jones wants a gold medal, some pre-competition nookie just isn't going to happen. "If you marry me," she jokes on the show, "then yeah."
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