Lost at love? Professional wingmen (and women) for hire

Take it from me, when it comes to dating it pays to be good looking.

Beer - the original (and cheap) wingman.

Beer - the original (and cheap) wingman.

But what if you’re not an Adonis, don’t have any hot friends and are terrible with the ladies?

Capitalism’s got your back according to a Wall Street Journal article detailing a business that provides a “professional wingman” to those who have trouble hooking up.

For a fee of $125, “The Professional Wingman” supplies a charismatic pal that will make even the socially maladroit seem fetching.

The article subhead spells out why the company, and others like it, have no trouble finding paying clients: “Pros are better at hitting on women.”

Professionals are also better than your friends because friends will say “stupid stuff, like ‘my friend thinks you’re hot,’” says one entrepreneur.

Women can get help too. The owner of “Hire a Boston Wingwoman” says she started her company because her friends were tired of the slow process of finding love with online dating sites.

I don’t have enough attractive friends or cash to assemble my own squadron of smooth operators for hire, but if you do, the article says the going hourly wage for professional companions is about $50.

Personally, I’d do it for a lot less if free beer were provided. But then I might forget to make my fake friend look alluring.

Finding love is tough business.

20 comments Add your comment

DW

January 6th, 2012
3:45 pm

Ron Burgundy

January 6th, 2012
4:16 pm

Ron Burgundy does not need a wing man. Ron Burgundy only needs 3 fingers of scotch and the fragrant aroma of my cologne…Sex Panther….60% of the time it works everytime.

BFS

January 6th, 2012
4:44 pm

The best way to attract the opposite sex is to act as if could not care less about attracting them. You will need a broom handle to keep them off you.

Try it sometime.

Jared Burdine

January 6th, 2012
4:45 pm

Do they have wingmen for the gay scene?

Tim Tebow

January 6th, 2012
4:50 pm

Jesus is my wingman. Whenever we go out I always hook up with all the cute little boys.

Eyes

January 6th, 2012
4:59 pm

I’d make a perfect wingwoman!

Bad Dawg

January 6th, 2012
5:16 pm

Dang! I thought they were hiring out fighter pilots who were the victims of Obama’s military downsizing.

crabbyjacket

January 6th, 2012
5:45 pm

@BFS “The best way to attract the opposite sex is to act as if could not care less about attracting them.”

No. No it’s not.

4xtra

January 6th, 2012
6:16 pm

BFS….
There is some truth to that…
But it depends where you are at …
The Bar or club? Very possibly
Strip bar? Depends on the night (On slow nights, I have done VERY WELL)
Especially with attractive black women because they are SO use to brothas acting “thirsty” towards them.

Zeke

January 6th, 2012
7:16 pm

@4xtra – There is no art to getting stripper to pay attention to you – black or white.

George C.

January 6th, 2012
8:20 pm

BFS,

The snub doesn’t work. I tried it. For a year, every woman I saw, I snubbed. You’ve never seen people so pleased.

RGB

January 6th, 2012
9:17 pm

To: FAKE Tim Tebow

Re: Your Blasphemy of Almighty God

Next time you wish to blaspheme the Sovereign God of the Universe, have the guts to do so directly because He won’t lack for resolve when He judges you. Since you’ll pay the big-time penalty any way, just go for it. Don’t hide behind a Tebow screen name.

Old Geezer

January 6th, 2012
10:31 pm

As soon as the ladies find out about my pension and healthcare they throw themselves at me, the ones who don’t break a hip in doing so are allowed to make me eggs in the morning.

Tim Tebow

January 6th, 2012
11:19 pm

To: RGB

Re: My Disregard for Your Puny Down Syndrome Baby God

Next time you wish to get all worked up about religious buffoonery, take your briefcase full of butt plugs and go down to the local First Baptist Church. As for me and my wingman, we don’t need your kind.

DLink

January 7th, 2012
6:38 am

Being the wingman:
Client: I just got my CCIE, tell her what that means, wingman!
Wingman: (casual deadpan) Six figures for life.
Her: Cat with canary out of cage grin.

They’ve been together 20yrs now.

ClubDog

January 7th, 2012
9:05 am

RGB I’m glad you got the lame who made the Tebow comments! what an idiot!!!!!

Tim Tebow

January 7th, 2012
9:21 am

ClubDog:
You are so right. I’m sick and tired of these wannabe child molesters and aspiring weirdo types coming around making the rest of us nut jobs look normal.
It’s time for southern religious knuckle-draggers to stand up and be counted. I’ll start, and you jump in any time: one, two, five, potato . . .

von

January 7th, 2012
2:14 pm

Shoot this article got me hopes up. I was thinking I could find someone to jump in this other F-22 I got and go shoot some bad guys…

ST

January 9th, 2012
5:15 pm

What ever happened to just getting a fat friend and calling it a day?

Ellis Brazee

February 4th, 2012
8:54 am

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