Man Law #32 – Enter The Wingman. Your first line of defense against both the male and female cockblock.
The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish, and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother’s keeper, and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger, those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the Lord, when I lay my vengeance upon thee..” Ezekiel 25:17 (Performance by Samuel L. Jackson)
The Wingman is your friend and ally. He should be willing to take one for the team. His goal is to keep the friends of the female of interest occupied through conversation, while you engage the women. A good wingman can be boiled down to this fundamental principle – he will ALWAYS MAKE YOU LOOK BETTER. He does this by talking about how great you are to her, how you rescued those little kids from a burning school bus and how you take your nieces out for dinner every Valentine’s Day…
No matter what personal issues may be going on between you and the wingman, ALWAYS speak HIGHLY of your friends in front of her. Making him look bad will only make you look bad too. The antithesis to the Wingman IS the cockblock. You can read about the types of cockblocks and how to deal with the cock block in Man Law #28. Here’s a good article on being a good Wingman.
There are plenty of resources on the internet on the Art Of the Wingman, here are only a few:
- Urban Dictionary: The Wingman
- Choosing a Wingman
- How To Be A Good Wingman
- An Article published in FHM on “The Art of the Wingman“
- A Fun Youtube Video Series: The Wingman – Part 1.