Look, I'm not doing this for you, but for my own dark and twisted reasons. Oh, and because everyone else is doing it.


December 07, 2004

the wingwoman pilot program

The New York Times carried an article back in October on the latest dating idea: wingwomen. There's an actual service in NYC where men pay women ($50/hour) to serve as their "wingmen". The service argues that wingwomen have greater success than wingmen nowadays as "some women have learned to recognize the "pack" mentality and have developed reactive strategies to counteract the wingman's pickup mission". I took the following four bullets from the website:
  • Domino Affect Women are attracted to men who have women around them more so then men who have other men around them.
  • Limited Resources Women want what they can't have.
  • Let The Games Begin Women are very jealous and love to compete with one another.
  • Icebreakers Women tend to lower their defenses around men who have other women around them. Most women tend to see these men as having a seal of approval and being less hostile.

Okay - it's sexist (especially the limited resources and games bullets - just galling), but perhaps there's a kernal of truth. And not just for women, but for men.

So, I'm giving this concept a trial run tomorrow. The Bunny is coming out for a pint of Belhaven and we're gonna see if this idea has legs. Except, we are NOT charging each other for this service. (Unless I'm really good at it and then I'll be starting up something similar for the DC area...) Oh, and we're also gonna see if it works for me.

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