Why Men Need Wingwomen
I can safely say that every single man who watched this video the first time round generally had no clue what the dude did wrong (hence the slogan). However I can’t safely say that every single woman had no clue what the dude did wrong. Yes apparently the decision for the girl to fly through a window was justified even through comedy because the guy didn’t pick up ‘the signal’.
My conversation with my cousin during Family Guy..
Me: It’s funny because it’s true!
Her: Ha! Whatever, that was funny…but exaggerated
Me: It’s a cartoon it’s supposed to be, plus you know ‘your gender’ has the tendency to flip out for no particular reason other than it being a Tuesday
Her: Oh please! I thought it was pretty obvious why she reacted like that
Her: She clearly likes him and was hinting at him to walk with her to algebra class, but he’s a little slow you see
Me: What!?! So why didn’t she just ask?
Her: You men really don’t get women do you? * laughs as she walks off to get a drink*
Me: *Looks at screen baffled* ‘MEN, WE DON’T KNOW WHAT WE DID!’
What does this have to do with some Men needing Wingwomen? Nothing Everything…sort of. When it comes to the concept of helping out a friend in his pursuit of a woman (IF NEEDED) utilising a Wingwoman is just as, if not more effective than using a Wingman…in some cases.
WingWoman defintion - “A role that a person may take when a friend needs support with approaching potential sexual partners. A wingman is someone who is on the “inside” and is used to help someone with relationships”
My cousin showcased one of the skills women excel in Men at….other women. If a man is unsure or in need of guidance when it comes to certain woman, who else but another woman to break it down? Why? Well the fact of the matter is most women understand most women; if they made a degree in Womanology you’d have a 50% decrease in Psychology students 3 billion graduates worldwide.
They spend their days scanning, evaluating and examining each other whether it be at functions (I urge you to spend some of your time at an event observing how often women watch each other….lesbians I tell ya, the lot of them), on public transport, in magazines, at work, in books, on TV, through music…if you’re a woman and you’re reading this in public, someone is watching you right now……consider womanhood a culture. Now because of this they can easily indentify the meaning in other women’s actions and reactions, their thought processes, what their dress sense hints and other miscellaneous attributes. Men know some of this to an extent but women know the in depth details because well….they’re women.
They’ve acquired a radar on other women that enables them to give you satisfying feedback such as “Yeah she likes you” when you hadn’t even picked up the signals…like dude in the video. They also have the power to sense auras, which is beneficial as it will let you know well in advance whether the woman you’re pursuing is a woman of substance or a woman who takes substances. So when your wingwoman says “hmm I don’t like her” listen to the reasoning before deciding, she may have saved you from a ‘Thin Line Between Love & Hate‘ fan.
There are four general wingman negatives:
- You usually have a minimum amount of angles and one chance
- The girl may like the wingman instead of you
- Your wingman may back out
- A lot of women don’t like a guy who can’t pursue her on his own
BEFORE YOU READ ON, WATCH THIS —–> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXykR-nk8dI
Wingmen usually require a plan; it is only when perfected that they can truly go into most situations and handle the business like Will Smith and DL Hughley in the scene above. However this is a higher level of expertise and in 2011, even a plan as brilliant as that can only work on a handful of women. When it comes to wingmen, Plan B is a musician, there is only Plan A…there’s just not many angles at which you can approach the situation, especially if you fail. WingWomen don’t require a plan as much as the dynamics are different, they can offer a variety as you will read later on.
Another major hitch in the works is if the girl feels your wingman instead of you (god forbid). This is something that’s unavoidable from afar but avoidable up close; meaning if she has glanced at your wingman from afar and feels him then it’s a wrap, I apologise on behalf of all the heartbroken brothers everywhere. However if she hasn’t felt him until he is up close then it has to be YOUR fault and usually comes in the form of the WORST use of the wingman (if she doesn’t know him already)….him speaking to her for you. “My friend over there wants to buy you a drink”.…gay.
The problem with WingMen when it comes to women in twos or groups sometimes is that their reliability is measured by how attractive the subject’s friend is. If you are pursuing a hot woman in a group of friends and she is the ONLY hot one….scratch that the ONLY one on the abyss of attractiveness, your wingman’s enthusiasm is likely drop as he is ‘stuck’ with talking to her unattractive friend.
You: She’s pretty…
Wingman: She’s pretty ugly
Low and behold the most loyal of wingmen will still do it and ‘take one for the team’ as it is you he is helping out; but your time frame between introducing yourself to the girl and acquiring contact details has ‘miraculously’ decreased as a result.
A WingWoman however can provide a totally different angle. First off she’s likely to have already seen the woman you’re pursuing (along with her company) already and has figured out a much more suitable angle…for example shoes. See where a wingman would have to speak to the friend and justify himself as a good guy even if he isn’t trying to move to her, a wingwoman can be herself and conversate about…you know….female stuff…like heels.
WingWoman: Oh wow your shoes are gorgeous
Main Girl or Main Girl’s friend: Thank you, they’re Louboutin Geigers
A little more chit chat and from there the guy can either take the lead via speaking to the woman he’s pursuing or his WingWoman can usher him into the conversation.
There’s a lot you can learn from having a wingwoman, up to the point where you won’t need her or a wingman at all which will wade well with woman who recognise when you’re getting help. Not to take away the positives and occasional importance of having a wingman (if needed) but don’t underestimate the power of the WingWoman, she’s subtle, she’s sharp and she’s smarter than your average Ghanaian Who Wants To Be A Millionaire Contestant.
“A wingwoman is like a smartphone, you don’t think you need one and then when you have one, you don’t know how you managed without it for so long” – Seattle Washington
I’m gone like Lebron James’ hairline, ring and claim to be the best
BWNG, SWNG, BWG and SWG what do you think of the concept of WingWomen and Wingmen? Brothers do you have or know of WingWomen? Sisters are you a WingWoman for men/women? Tell us a story, leave a comment, holla!