Tennis star Eugenie Bouchard has teased Super Bowl fans her impossible love story with ‘average-joe’ John Goehrke could be real.A year on from their infamous 2017 Super Bowl bet, Bouchard and University of Missouri marketing student Goehrke returned on the scene as guests of the NFL to Super Bowl LII in Minnesota on Monday.When he rings up and asks you if you want to meet up, because he’s moved near to where you work, you’re beyond excited.You spend the night before in a frenzy: setting out matching underwear; opening the new perfume you’d saved from Christmas, and over-plucking your eyebrows.
It’s three months since you split up, you want to make sure there are no hard feelings, and surely you’re both grown up enough to now become friends?
The problem is that none of the traditional rules still apply.
Where once there was no doubt that he was romantically interested, today, platonic relationships abound, so how do you know if that meeting is datey or matey?
he asks you what hairdresser you’d recommend as his has left town; he gives you a blow-by-blow account of the last season of The Hills, then tries to draw you into a debate over who is hotter – blonde Barbie girl Heidi, or brunette Barbie girl Audrina; he kisses you lightly but loudly on both cheeks, and runs for the last bus.
You’ve got a job in advertising that screams ‘hotshot’ (at least on paper) and an attractive guy you met at a recent corporate event mails you on the off chance that you won’t mind him picking your (considerable) brains on career development.