Tom Daley says 'It really was love at first sight'

Fri. December 6, 2013 8:13 AM by

British Olympic diver Tom Daley, who made a splash earlier this week when he revealed in a YouTube video that he's in love with a man, says he fell in love immediately.

The 19-year-old Daley is widely believed to be dating Milk screenwriter and LGBT rights activist Dustin Lance Black.

(Related: Tom Daley dating Dustin Lance Black, tabloid claims.)

In an interview with the UK's Jonathan Ross to be broadcast Saturday, Daley describes how he met his boyfriend.

"I'd never felt like anything like it before," Daley said, according to the Independent."We were at a party and I hadn't even spoken to him all night. I didn't know what to do or if he was gay at first. I typed 'call me' in his notes with a smiley face on his phone, and the next day he texted. He makes me feel safe and happy, right now I couldn't be happier."

"I'd never felt the feeling of love, it happened so quickly. I was completely overwhelmed by it to the point I can't get him out of my head all the time. I've never had it before where I love someone and they love me just as much."

Daley added that his new love "saved me from not wanting to dive anymore."

"After the Olympics I was down in the dumps, as it's such a hard way to get back into everything, but he gave me the extra motivation and made me work harder and that is exactly what I need," Daley said.

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