Wingin’ It Right: Why You Need a Wingwoman to Snag a Guy
How to know exactly which wingwomen to go out with so that you’re sure to land the guy.
When smuggling alcohol under your romper becomes obsolete with the big 2-1, it’s time to hit up the clubs and bounce at the bars. But, for you single-and-ready-to-mingle ladies who would rather shave your heads than show up to a social atmosphere alone, be careful with who you choose to fly with. Some sidekicks you decide to bring along may end up kicking you in the flirting rear rather than help you kick it in bed.
While most people develop strategies to beat their opponents in a friendly game of chess or a Gossip Girl-esque takedown, you should strategize who to bring along as your perfect wingman or woman for the night. Here’s how to tell who will help you… and who will seriously kill your game.
BFFs with boyfriends: You should encourage your friends with ball-and-chains to come out with you when their guy is busy doing something else. Not only will her flirtation tactics be limited, but she’ll be forced to help you land a guy out of sheer boredom.
The friend who needs to work early: Although hard to peer pressure, convince your job-obsessed friend to come out with you and swear she’ll be home early enough to wake up for work the following morning. While she’s home snoozing in the sack, you’ll be hitting it with the hot guy she left you with at the bar. Now, that’s how you earn the big bucks.
The gay BFF: Everyone needs a gay best friend. Yes, their fashion sense may know no boundaries, but at least they won’t go after the same guy as you. However, if the guy you’re after just happens to be saddled on the sexuality fence, there’s always the chance of an all-out bitch bash.
The pretty much married couple: Although it’s gruesome to sit next to your best friend and her boyfriend as they Eskimo kiss, tagging along with them shows just how single you are – in a good way! Being within close proximity to the dating duo will send bachelors to your rescue. Plus, you’ll be so distressed you’re out with a couple that you’ll be forced to strike up a convo with someone… ANYONE.
The Bombshell: We all have that one bombshell friend, but don’t bring her along unless you want your night to explode in your face. You want to be the center of attention for the evening, don’t you? You can hang with her when you’re just up for a fun girl’s night out and not looking for a hookup. Sad, but true.
Kenneth Thapoung is a regular contributor to BettyConfidential.