As I was biking my little white girl butt off today at the gym (gotta make sure I am ready to gorge myself at my Valentine’s Day dinner with food, candy, drinks… You name it), I was honed in on the
crappy deeply intellectual television shows that were above my sweaty head. The wonderful ladies of the mid-morning Today Show, Hoda and Kathie Lee, were discussing everything that had to do with Valentine’s Day. Although they were probably half in the bag (per usual), they did have some pretty interesting things to say about this controversial “holiday.” One thing that grabbed my attention (which wasn’t hard in the sausage fest of a gym I attend… and no, that’s not a good thing) was a wing-woman service being offered in some places in the U.S of A (even as close as Boston).
You may be casually pondering this whole “wing-woman” thing, just as I was. Well, as many of you may know, men use these “wing-people” (usually of the male variety) to help in the acquisition of women, whether it be at a bar, a party, or at the supermarket. Throughout the years, this ancient act of wing-manship (as I am now calling it) has probably produced sub-par results. Most of the time, a group of bros circling around one or two girls ends up being more annoying than intriguing. This is where the wing-woman phenomena has it’s perks.
According to these professional female attention-getters, most other females are subliminally attracted to a man who already has a girl or two by his side. Thrill of the chase? Scientific fact? I’m not sure, but I think it might be true. These women are hired by men who want to try to pick up other women. This wing-woman essentially draws in the attention of other ladies by acting as either a best friend, sister, the token lesbian in his life, or any other platonic female-male relationship. If said woman is with friends, the wing-woman distracts the rest of the group by chatting about anything to be sure that they don’t ruin the situation between the male and female target.
Check out the footage from the segment here.
After thinking about all of this, I can’t help but think: is this borderline prostitution? Or just a sly and talented girl using her skills to help men get laid (with other women, of course). This seemed like a great topic for the TwentyTweeters to discuss. So please, let me know.
Would YOU consider becoming a professional wing-woman… Or is that just way too weird? @20sTweet is ready to hear what you think.