Lori Lolo Jones

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Lolo Jones is a beautiful, intelligent Olympic athlete, but like many women, she's still searching for her Prince Charming.

But this 29-year-old isn't willing to kiss as many frogs as it takes to find her special guy. In fact, much like Tim Tebow, Jones, a track and field star, is saving herself for marriage.

On Tuesday's episode of HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, Jones reveals that remaining a virgin has been  "the hardest thing" she's ever done.

"Harder than training for the Olympics," she says. "Harder than graduating college."

The athlete says she's tried every online dating service in her quest to meet Mr. Right and has had the most luck with Twitter.

It became more difficult to get dates in the Twitterverse, however, when Jones wrote about her decision to remain abstinent. "Yes I'm a virgin. #1 reason why I'm single bc guys deuce out when I won't put out. I do so to honor God & future husband," she tweeted on March 12.

"I've been tempted," she admits. "I've had guys tell me, 'Hey, you know, if you have sex, it'll help you run faster.'"

Of course, she didn't take that training advice from the opposite sex. "I do want this gold medal," she says. "But not that bad. Not yet…If you marry me, then yeah."

One follower suggested Tuesday that Jones marry Tebow, but wrote that he didn't think the football star "could get over your shoplifting as a teen."

Jones replied: "if he is a true Christian 'thou shall not judge' and also the whole, forgive seventy million gazillion times to ur brethren ;)"

Lolo Tebow? That's got a nice ring to it.

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