We all need a good wingman or wingwoman in our lives. Someone to make a look good, hypes us up, and get us ready to talk to that cute guy or gal across the bar. Picking one is almost as stressful as finding the right date, but never fear, we got you. Here are a few things to look for in your next wingperson.
You probably shouldn’t bring your friend that hates bars and crowds and people on this mission of love. One, they’re gonna hate every moment of being at the bar with you. Two, negative energy is a fun repellant. Bottom line, your wingperson needs to look like they want to be there at the very least.
2. Knows how and when to give out a compliment.
Your wingman or wingwoman should kinda really love you. That is to say, they can dole out the flattery and make you look good without getting too gushy. Bonus points, if they can loop everyone in on the compliment, and before you know it, everybody’s gonna be feeling good.
3. The Yin to your Yang.
Complementary personalities and balance is truly what you’re going for with a wingperson relationship. He should zig when you zag, and hop when you bop (or whatever). You two should weirdly make the perfect couple.
4. A little on the bold side.
Walk up to a stranger at the bar? No problem! Your wingman or wingwoman should be fearless and ready to take charge in the situation in case you get dumbstruck by that hottie in the corner.
5. Comfortable and somewhat predictable.
You two should vibe and not feel like you’re meeting one another for the first time ever. If that’s the case you might as well have gone it alone because it’s officially awkward for everyone involved. Do better.
Side note: You also want a predictable drunk in this case too. The wingman or woman that gets black out drunk and disappears or gets into a fight with the bouncer is definitely not the wing you need.
6. Mission minded.
You’re on a mission and he or she knows that and will not waver until the mission is complete. That’s the kind of driven mentality you need in your corner.
This one cannot be emphasized enough. Your wingperson needs to be able to hold an engaging conversation. Not so engaging he or she upstages you, but engaging enough that everyone is at ease and comfortable with the flow of things.
This goes without saying, but your wingperson knows sometimes sacrifices need to be made for the good of the team. Tonight is your night to shine, and they won’t abandon you and make sure you have a good time. Ultimately, they know you’ll do the same for them too. And if you won’t, then you don’t deserve a wingperson.