Top 10 Athletes Who Have Been Single Forever

It doesn't seem like it would be that hard for professional athletes to find romantic companions. Sure, they spend a fair amount of time on the road, but they are also recognizable public figures whose fame and wealth make them rather eligible. The pairing of a high profile athlete with a stunning model or actress has become almost cliche in its regularity.

But what might make all the hopelessly love-seeking singles out there feel a little better is that even athletes can't always hit a home run when it comes to finding Mr. or Mrs. Right. You hear the stories of Tom Brady's A-list marriage to Gisele Bunchden or Derek Jeter's glamorous playboy lifestyle, but what you don't hear are the tales of sports stars who have struggled to find love while sticking to their beliefs and values or athletes getting the heave ho from partners who can't keep up with their career-driven globe-trotting lifestyle.

Of course, there are also those who have stayed single through their own doing. Just because we haven't heard about one particular girlfriend or boyfriend attached to a particular sportster doesn't mean that that athlete hasn't simply enjoyed playing the field and not settling down. For all we know, they might well have a significant other that they've managed to keep out of the public eye. Nevertheless, to the best of our knowledge, here are the stories behind the top 10 athletes who seem like they've been single forever.

10 Joey Votto

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9 Tyler Seguin

Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

8 Robinson Cano

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

7 Jeremy Lin

Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

6 Usain Bolt

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

5 Rob Gronkowski

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

4 Lolo Jones

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

3 Jesse Palmer

Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

2 Ronda Rousey 

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

1 Tim Tebow

Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

It can't be easy being a widely recognized professional athlete looking for love while remaining committed to a vow of abstinence. This has already proven challenging for Tim Tebow after he was publicly kicked to the curb by former Miss USA Olivia Culpo, reportedly after she grew tired of his unwillingness to shack up in the bedroom. Culpo has supposedly moved onto Nick Jonas, while poor Tebow continues his lonely pursuit of pious love.


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