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Wing Women
Once you get tired of socializing with your imaginary eBay girlfriend, you might want to meet a real woman... in person. But how do you go about doing this? That's where Wing Women comes in. "What we provide at wingwomen.com is an attractive, outgoing and fun spirited Wing Woman who will do her best to introduce you to other women." For only $50 an hour, a wing woman will meet you at a bar, or other public place, and then she'll pretend that she's your friend. In other women's eyes this will seem like a seal of approval (i.e. he's got one female friend, so there must be something okay about him). Soon the women will be flocking around you. Of course, eventually they'll find out that you hired your female friend. Then it'll be back to the imaginary eBay girlfriend.
Sex/Romance
Posted by The Curator on Mon Nov 29, 2004


Egad. I don't know if it's more creepy that this would be a convenient way for serial killers to meet their victims, or the fact that I thought of that at all.
Posted by Nat  on  Mon Nov 29, 2004  at  01:50 PM
Wow, Nat, I don't think I'll introduce any female friends to YOU anytime soon.

I wonder if anybody's tried this strategy, and if so, how it worked out.
Posted by Big Gary C  in  Dallas, Texas  on  Mon Nov 29, 2004  at  03:22 PM
I didn't know this was a strategy, but I'll tell you, it won't work. All my male friends are single, so when I go to the club, I usually go with one of my three single female friends. Going with a girl friend to a bar is the opposite of a sure pickup strategy. Generally, other women will assume your friend is your girlfriend. You don't need to pay for the service to test this theory, just take a female friend to the bars sometime.
Posted by Bill B.  on  Mon Nov 29, 2004  at  05:38 PM
Some women are just more polite than most guys, I guess. I used to hang out with a female friend at a bar sometimes and the fact that she was with me meant nothing as guys were always trying to pick her up. Some girls were too. Of course, her manner of dress absolutely screamed "Take me home and F me".
I never lost her to a guy, though there were some close calls with some of the girls. I used to have a pile of phone numbers that she tossed into my back seat. Some of the notes were kinda scary.

I kinda miss her sometimes. She could be fun.
Posted by Charybdis  in  Hell  on  Mon Nov 29, 2004  at  05:50 PM
I think all women are more polite than all guys. I've had guys hit on the women I'm with. I've had them hit on my girlfriend in front of me. None of them dress in the manner of your friend. Men seem to respect that barrier less than women.
Posted by Bill B.  on  Mon Nov 29, 2004  at  07:27 PM
Women to men, I agree the barrier seems strong. Men to women, very weak barrier. Women to women, no barrier - I guess they think it's less offensive, and to some people it is. I wasn't one of them. Probably the biggest complaint my friend had about me. At first.
Posted by Charybdis  in  Hell  on  Mon Nov 29, 2004  at  07:49 PM
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Posted by Evey  in  Sweden  on  Tue Nov 30, 2004  at  05:06 PM
NO! Ignore Evey. There aren't plenty of attractive and nice men around. Dammit, it's their scarcity that gives me a fighting chance. The fewer guys available the more likely I'll be to find someone willing to settle. Quit spreading these nasty lies.

raspberry
Posted by Charybdis  in  Hell  on  Tue Nov 30, 2004  at  06:01 PM
DFW, I think you used your theory as an excuse just to tell that story. But that's ok with me, good story.
Posted by Brian  on  Thu Dec 16, 2004  at  06:44 PM
Whoops, I meant Charybdis, not DWF.
Posted by Brian  on  Thu Dec 16, 2004  at  06:47 PM
Well, Lady Wingwomen offers a similar service and it seems to be spreading throughout the country. Maybe they're on to something.
Posted by Test Osterone  on  Fri Feb 04, 2005  at  11:31 PM
The reason it works is because it is a refreshing change from sleezy escort services that deal in prostitution, or at lest promoteit. Wing women and bar buddy services get credit info from clients. There are strict rules. I know a lot of police officers who use services like this because they have clean images. as for the serial kilers using it to find women - well are serial killers really a majot problem in our country. Why would a serial killer pay to meet a victim? There are plenty of free victims. And isn't it safer to go on a "date" with someone who has provided financial and contact information than someone one might just meet in a bar. Check out the terms & conditions at http://www.BarBuddies.Biz
Posted by Jay  on  Fri Jul 22, 2005  at  09:07 PM
You are all morons. Going out with girls to bars / clubs will totally increase your chances of girls being attracted to you.
1. It is what is known as "social proof". It shows that you are a socially acceptable person and that you "have something going on".
2. It is mysterious and intriguing. Girls start wondering if she is your girlfriend or just a friend. They need to find out.
3. Jealously - Most girls are absolutely insanely jealous of other girls.
Anyone who doubts my theories either never went to a club/bar with their girlfriend or they dont have a girlfriend. YES... it is totally true that guys will totally try to pick up the girl you're with - I'm not contesting that. That's where you risk looking dumb, is if your "friend" starts talking to other guys without including you in the conversation. The trick is that the girl must reject any incoming pick-ups.
Posted by RL  in  N/A  on  Mon Oct 02, 2006  at  03:27 AM
How do u go about being a wing woman?
Posted by Rachel  in  San Diego  on  Thu Mar 06, 2008  at  04:38 PM
Wing Women comes in. "What we provide at wingwomen.com is an attractive, outgoing and fun spirited Wing Woman who will do her best to introduce you to other women.
Posted by Extenze  on  Thu Jun 25, 2009  at  02:36 PM
This age old idea is fine for catching the birds!!!
The hunters used to use their tamed bird to catch the wild one.
Posted by cufflink  in  UK  on  Sun Sep 13, 2009  at  09:02 AM
Here's a wingwoman service in Chicago...

http://www.chicagowingwoman.com
Posted by Barb  in  Chicago  on  Tue Feb 08, 2011  at  10:05 PM
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