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New ‘Wingman’ App Could Make Socially Awkward People’s Dreams Come True 

“When I get sad, I stop being sad and be awesome instead.”

Do words melt off your tongue like gelato, or do you struggle with basic human interaction? If you fall into either category, we have good news: you can now hire (or work as) a professional wingman!

Whether your buddies are all kept on a leash by their newfound captors partners (or whether they can’t help but tread on your turf every time you go out with them) is now irrelevant: just hit up wingman website Bark.

What you’ll get:

  • Hired help to accompany you (or your clients) on nights out to clubs or social gatherings and introduce you/them to potential dating partners
  • A human awkwardness shield
  • Barney Stinson level advice
  • Dedicated attention (although wingmen, “Must demonstrate wooing techniques,” (Metro), they are not allowed to flirt or ‘pick up’ partners for themselves
  • A sober guide – the wingman is not allowed to drink

One thing though: before you casanovas get excited about building your 401k with something you do every Saturday night anyway, hold up.

Apart from the rules (you must be over 18 and as charming as Ryan Gosling), there also doesn’t appear to be enough work on the site to replace your 9-5. And whilst the £30 per hour salary isn’t bad, considering how few hours a week you’d actually be working, it’s more “side hustle” than “job”.

“If you’re finding your effortless charm is making you the target, you need to abort,” (AskMen).

Although the Bark co-founder, Kai Feller, told The Daily Mail, “We’ve received hundreds of requests this year looking for dating professionals,” from singles whose loved-up friends aren’t around to wingman them anymore, the site looks quite sparse, the profiles of potential wingmen contain little info, and its services are currently limited to the UK.

But if you’re looking to make a bit of cash on your euro-jaunt, there’s certainly demand.

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