Eugenie Bouchard on dating: Hard to meet people in person since I’m always travelling

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Eugenie Bouchard on dating: Hard to meet people in person since I’m always travelling

Former World No. 5 Eugenie Bouchard revealed one of her awful first dates during a virtual date with American podcaster Bob Menery. Bouchard agreed to go on a virtual date with Menery after he gatecrashed the Canadian’s Instagram live chat with sportscaster Allie LaForce last month and promised to donate $US4000 to charity if she agreed to a virtual date with him during the current lockdown.

Menery recorded their date and played the same on the latest episode on his podcast Zapped.

Eugenie Bouchard recalls her worst and best first date

During their virtual date, Bouchard spoke about one of her awful first dates.

“I went on a date with a guy once, we went to the beach and he had food poisoning and he ran to the bathroom to throw up every 20 minutes. It was just a disaster, it was so bad. We tried to chill out on the beach and have fun but he would keep disappearing, behind bushes, to the bathroom in the clubhouse, it was bad.

We were supposed to go to dinner after but I was hoping, I was like, ‘I really don’t want to go to dinner anymore because this is awful’ and he was like, ‘Yeah, what if we skip dinner?’ I was like, ‘That’s great, can you just drop me off at home, goodbye’”.

The Canadian also spoke about her best first date which she said was being invited on a boat and said her longest relationship lasted a few years but did not reveal further details. Bouchard also said it was difficult for her to meet people to date.

"It’s hard to meet people in person because I’m always travelling. Normally I’m in a different city every single week so that makes it super hard. What do you do? If someone knows who you are then I don’t want them to look up to me too much, I don’t want them to be a fan.

How do you meet someone who’s not like that? It’s tough”. 26 year old Eugenie Bouchard is currently ranked No. 332 in the world. She is a former Wimbledon finalist (in 2014, she lost to Petra Kvitova in the final) and winner of the 2012 Wimbledon girls' title.