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Would You Ever Work as a Wingwoman?

We've all heard of wingmen, dudes who agree to talk to the friend of a woman who another dude is interested in. The wingman, for that night anyway, is supposed to be selfless, keeping the other friend occupied so his male friend can swoop in and get his girl.

Taken from military lingo to describe planes that flank fighter planes during serious missions (because, you know, getting the girl is a really serious military mission), I didn't realize you could ask a woman to do the same thing — until I read about an ad on Craigslist (where else?) procuring the services of a wingwoman for $30 an hour. To check out excerpts from the ad,


"We have an opening for a part-time personal introduction assistant, aka a 'wingwoman.'

You must be classy and dress well.

Beyond that you must be able to do 4 things: 1) start conversations with beautiful women; 2) after that, remain totally silent, unless spoken directly to, but smile and look friendly while the man you are 'winging' orchestrates the social situation; 3) socialize and block any man or woman attempting to interfere with the man you are winging and any woman he is chatting with; and 4) end any conversation you are having instantly at the direction of the man you are winging. These requirements are essential, not for everyone, and difficult to do well. . .

This job is not for you if you are uptight, frumpy, grumpy, shy, a man-hater, a debbie downer, a critic, a control freak, a pouter, a therapist, researching, writing an article, with the press, a prostitute, an escort, a relationship counselor, or a feminist with a bone to pick. . ."

Being a debbie downer feminist with a bone to pick, I think I'd suck at being a wingwoman! But mostly, I would have to stifle my laughter. (Hey, that makes me not uptight, right?) Anyway, in doing research for this, I found so many weird "learn how to be a playa" websites that actually teach men how to pick up women. (I think it's these organizations that hire wingwomen.) Would you do it? Do you think it'd be fun?

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nessalux nessalux 8 years
sounds fun! and it pays ;) the only description that applied to me was therapist but i could always bite my tongue for the better good of her sex life!
poissondujour poissondujour 8 years
I do it for free already... I'd love to get paid for it!
VeeKeeTee VeeKeeTee 8 years
for hire? I'd do it!
kurniakasih kurniakasih 8 years
Whoa. I've done those for free a few times before. It's rated as 30 bucks an hour? Sounds awesome. Next time my bro or a friend asked me, I'd charge them LOL.
Ac2366 Ac2366 8 years
I have done this for my brother before. Not something I enjoy doing but for family I'll do it I guess.
Smacks83 Smacks83 8 years
I would, sounds like a fun way to make $30 an hour. Kinda reminds me of Barney's line on How I Met Your Mother: "Hey, haaaaaaave you met Ted?"
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 8 years
I've done it a zillion times for friends before, and I've also been the picked-up girl!! I chatted with a girl at a bar, and met her guy friend and we went on a few dates with him. I had no clue it'd be a position for hire, but I'd be awesome at it :)
Pistil Pistil 8 years
One of the reasons why my boyfriend didn't like me going out with certain single girlfriends, "she'll make you her wingman". No, because I am also a shy debbie downer feminist with a bone to pick :)
Pistil Pistil 8 years
I was aware that a woman could be a wingman for a friend, but I didn't realize they were for hire.
zabrow zabrow 8 years
i've definitely done this for a couple of my guy friends. strike up a conversation with a girl they think is cute, introduce my guy friend, then just sit back & be friendly while he does the rest of the work.
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