American ski star Lindsey Vonn is looking for more than just a medal in PyeongChang; it turns out she’s aiming to score a date for Valentine’s Day as well.
On the morning of, and two days from her first Olympic event, she took to Twitter to explain her situation at the Olympics, and ask if anyone out there in Twitter-land wanted to be her valentine.
— lindsey vonn (@lindseyvonn) February 14, 2018
The response, as you can imagine, was plentiful.
People from all around the world took their shot at Vonn’s heart.
Roses are red.
Medals are gold.
I'd get down on one knee,
but I'm way too old.
Happy valentines Miss V, and good luck. X
— Jon Randall (@38jonnyboy) February 14, 2018
I-s going to win gold
N-eeds to be my Valentine
D-oes magical things on skis
S-now and stuff
E-veryone is cheering for you
Y-ou think this will work?#HappyValentinesDay
— Conor Daly (@ConorDaly22) February 14, 2018
— Mattia Fontana (@mattiafontana83) February 14, 2018
But Vonn’s relationship history suggests that she’s got a type: athletes.
So here is the shortlist of five athletes currently occupying the Olympic Village that would be a good fit to take Vonn on a date this Valentine’s Day.
1. Pita Taufatofua
Tonga’s flag bearer made headlines at the Rio Olympics when he came to the Opening Ceremony oiled-up and shirtless, and then in PyeongChang he did it again.
This seems like the obvious choice for a Valentine’s date with Vonn, simply for the paparazzi pictures that would follow.
— Yahoo Canada Sports (@YahooCASports) February 9, 2018
2. Valentin Cretu
Come on: this Romanian luge athlete’s name is Valentin and he looks, well, somewhat smooth?
A mai ramas O ZI pana la startul PyeongChang 2018! Raluca Stamaturaru si Valentin Cretu vor reprezenta Romania in probele olimpice de sanie. Succes! #hairomania #cosr #sanie pic.twitter.com/B8y17y8Pi9
— Olympic Romania (@olympicromania) February 8, 2018
Yeah, maybe not.
3. John Morris
Considered the Brad Pitt of Canadian curling, Morris is a 2x Olympic gold medallist, firefighter, personal trainer, as well as a volunteer cook for the Ronald MacDonald House and advocate of Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Canada, and, on top of all that, a published author.
Morris was also featured on ET Canada’s Valentine’s special as one of Canada’s most eligible bachelors, though that was back in 2010.
— John Morris (@johnnymocurler) September 26, 2015
Perhaps it’s too late, but send the DM already, Lindsey.
4. Alex Kang-chan Kam
Vonn mentioned nothing about a long-term relationship in that Valentine’s Day tweet, and that’s good news for South Korean skater Alex Kang-chan Kam, who lives on the other side of the world, of course. But while they’re both in PyeongChang competing, this viral star would (at the very least) provide some fun and laughter to the Feb. 14 date.
— SouthernSportsNation (@SoSportsNation) February 12, 2018
5. Tim Hug
In complete transparency, this Swiss skier is probably the best option for Vonn. Not because they could talk about skiing all night, but because his name is Tim Hug.
Seriously that’s the best name ever for a Valentine’s Day date, and we’re only assuming he could provide an above-average snuggle.
*Our apologies in advance to any of these athletes’ partners; this, of course, is all in jest. They did not participate in this list, and (to our knowledge) did not reply to Vonn’s tweet.
Have a happy Valentine’s Day!
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