Chaz Bono Ready to Date for First Time as a Single Guy

01/06/2012 at 08:15 AM EST

Chaz Bono Ready to Date for First Time as a Single Guy
Chaz Bono
Neilson Barnard/Getty
"I really want to start dancing again," Chaz Bono tells PEOPLE.

No, he's not expecting to be invited back to Dancing with the Stars, where he lasted an impressive six weeks this past fall.  He's looking to woo the ladies on the dance floor, explains the newly single Bono, who split with his fiancée in December.

"What a great skill: to be able to take a woman dancing ... and actually know what you're doing!"  

Bono's been staying active, maintaining his DWTS weight loss by taking up boxing and skiing over the Christmas holiday with his family. He'd understandably taken some time off from the slopes, explaining, "First I was a drug addict and then my dad died skiing, so that kind of turned me off a bit."





But back in the dating pool, fitness is important, and Bono is hoping that the world can start to see past him as a trans man.

"People focus on what's between your legs," says Bono.  "If I never have bottom surgery [the procedure by which a penis is created], I'm fine. I feel 100 percent male as I am."

Bono adds that any further surgery is not a big priority at this time. "When I was doing Dancing, I had a leak in my roof.  A new roof was definitely more of a priority," he says with a laugh.

Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Emma and Andrew: All About Hollywood's Cutest Couple
  • Prince George! More Yummy Photos

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine

blog comments powered by Disqus
Advertisement

From Our Partners

Watch It

Editors' Picks

From Our Partners



Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters