Talk:Wingman (social)

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Removal of prod tag[edit]

This article was tagged for Proposed Deletion with the tag: "complete Original Research" on May 13, 2006.

I have removed that tag; there's plenty of research and coverage out there on the term, and there are links to descriptive websites in the article. This is not Original Research as Wikipedia standards define. Georgewilliamherbert 23:11, 14 May 2006 (UTC)

I don't disagree with you about the research and application of the strategy. As it stands, the article is not nearly sufficient with sources and such.
I won't AfD, but the article needs a lot of work. I'm doing a lot of grammar/spelling work right now but when I get some time I'll come back and help the article out.
—-- That Guy, From That Show! (esperanza) 2006-05-15 03:05

If anything, this should be associated with the seduction communty section of wikipedia. I will make a link to that article. --Link25 20:34, 31 December 2006 (UTC)

The first sentence of this article doesn't make sense, presumably the "term" isn't what the guy going to the bar is taking with him to help him seduce someone. - jmdeur 17:40, 12 March 2009 (UTC)


It seems that there's a lot to be learnt about "winging" (the term for helping the "pilot" out). A wingman is sometimes simply known as a "wing". Also today was the first time I've ever heard of the term "winggirl". I should think the role is imilar, but differs slightly. Dessydes 15:01, 2 July 2006 (UTC)

Link spam[edit]

Replaced the useless "bluetooth" link, which is irrelevant to the topic with "Lady Wingmen" -- Biars 01:38, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for noticing that, though I toned down the edit a little afterwards. Mathmo Talk 23:29, 31 July 2007 (UTC)
I'm deleting the link, because it's still advertising a service... and I think that counts as spam. The information on the first page is relevant, but it's meant to use as marketing material for their service... Bhtooefr 04:58, 2 December 2007 (UTC)
I'd agree if there are many many such services, but due to it's rarity it does add value to the article by serving as an example of what this article is partly about. And that is what we have to ask ourselves, does it add value or take it away? Mathmo Talk 08:51, 4 December 2007 (UTC)

Coor's info[edit]

I took out the word "humorous" from the description. It's not an encyclopedia's role to offer judgment on the information it presents.

Cockblock etc.[edit]

This article is a joke. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:31, 5 December 2008 (UTC)


Re "A wingman is someone who is on the 'inside' and is used to help someone with relationships."

Does a wingman "help with relationships," or "help a friend approach a female for sex"? A marriage counselor also helps someone with relationships. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:41, 9 April 2011 (UTC)

Older words for this role?[edit]

The word is new, but the wingman role must be ancient. What did people call the wingman before these movies? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:44, 28 May 2011 (UTC)