Also Read: OLYMPIC MEDALIST GUS KENWORTHY ANNOUNCED HIS GAY STATUSVisiting entertainment sites was a daily activity for Ivy as it was a major stress reliever for her.What's the next best thing than finally working for one, right?He shared that choosing whom to date traditionally, without apps or websites made him meet great guys in general but sometimes “nut cases” get in the mix too.“It’s an absolute mess out there! The sportsman also discussed some measures he considers, as he prefers his future partner to not be crazy and should be based in Australia like him.When asked if his popularity affects how he meets men, he kiddingly said, “I’ll use it as an excuse if I’m not doing well.”Also Read: YOUTUBE STAR TREVOR MORAN COMES OUT AS GAY IN LATEST VIDEOThorpe is Australia’s most popular Olympian. Both men are out, so there is no sense of shaming either of them, and the rumor is little more than two guys are dating.London: Ian Thorpe has denied that he is dating Ricky Martin after he was rumored to take part in a "tell-all magazine" interview.Some of the rumors may have been fueled by a tweet Martin sent to Thorpe after the swimmer came out in July: "Congrats @Ian Thorpe! Speculation about straight celebrities is rampant, as everyone knows, so it's kind of cool that we have openly gay celebs to gossip about.
Despite reports linking the two men romantically, Ian Thorpe’s manager James Erskine said the highly decorated 31-year-old Olympic swimmer is not involved with hot 42-year-old Latino singer Ricky Martin.Sources revealed that the controversy surrounding Thorpe and Martin was "rubbish", the Daily Express reported.Thorpe's manager James Erksine said that according to him someone was playing tricks on the swimmer.Speaking to Sunday Style, he said: “Dating’s been a lot harder than I thought it would be. “I think if someone puts an effort into a date, then full points – it’s not like I’m a hard marker. It’s just a bit weird.” He added: “But that’s the dating scene – I say it and I laugh and I’ve got a smile on my face, so it’s not that bad.” Of avoiding dating apps, he added: “I’ve mostly met great guys but, occasionally, I’ve met a couple of douche-y guys as well.“It’s enough motivation for me to want to settle down with someone away from that scene.” Despite all of this, Thorpe says he has “had a really great year”.