Olympic athlete Lori Susan “Lolo” Jones stands firm in her decision to remain a virgin until marriage. However, her chosen stance has created difficulty in her dating life.
On Sunday (May 15), Lolo, 39, shared on Instagram that she blocked a guy who she talked to for 8 months.
“He gave me so many mixed signals,” she said in the post. “He would talk about marriage and kids but then keep me in the friend zone. He would never make time to see me. My heart is so heavy. I’m so exhausted. I have continually asked God to honor me with a Godly man.”
She asked in her caption that people be kind in the comments.
Keke Palmer shared some words of encouragement in the comment section: “Your story is a beautiful written testimony! God doesn’t give us anything we can’t handle. It’s okay to feel tested, that’s humanity.”
Following her honest post on IG, Jones returned to the social media platform to say she has no regrets on her decision to openly share her experience. Rather than grab a drink, she said God helped her through a difficult moment.
“All I can say is last night God helped me get thru the night with a heavy heart. I did not drink instead I read as many encouraging messages I could from you guys, I prayed for other people that sent me messages. I felt many people going thru similar hardships yet still fighting in faith. That encouraged me. Thank you.”
During a near decade-old interview on HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, Jones said her virginity was a “gift I want to give to my husband.”
“There’s virgins out there and I want to let them know that it’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life; harder than training for the Olympics; harder than graduating from college has been to stay a virgin before marriage. I’ve been tempted, I’ve had plenty of opportunities.”