Lindsey Vonn needs a valentine

PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 09: United States alpine skier Lindsey Vonn attends her press conference at the Main Press Centre during previews ahead of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games on February 9, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Ker Robertson/Getty Images)
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United States alpine skier Lindsey Vonn.

Bad news, ladies. If Lindsey Vonn can’t get a date on Valentine’s Day, there can’t be any hope for the rest of us.

For all the talk of the Olympic Village being a hot spot for, um, romance, the American ski racer turned to Twitter for help after initially forgetting about the holiday altogether.

Predictably, she got plenty of responses.


French biathlete Martin Fourcade suggested his friend and countryman, cross-country skier Richard Jouve. At 23, he might be a little on the young side for the 33-year-old Vonn, but, hey, we’re not judging. Their couple name could be VonnJouve (say it so it rhymes with “Bon Jovi”).

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IndyCar driver Conor Daly didn’t need a wingman, and just went for it himself.

Daly also tweeted recently about nearly breaking some new Ikea furniture out of excitement over snowboarder Shaun White. Since having someone who’s obligated to help assemble Ikea furniture is basically the entire point of dating, Vonn might actually want to follow up on this one.

In any case, Vonn can spend the holiday with her adorable dog Lucy, and probably her trainer, prepping for competition. But to all the eligible bachelors in PyeongChang: step it up.

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