Cruising the bars and clubs looking for women is a pastime for most men. It is not only a means potentially meeting the woman of your dreams (or for the night...), it is also a bonding experience among best buddies.
And when it comes to meeting women in bars, clubs, or parties... your friends can either help you or hurt you in your quest.
Most guys have never been taught the proper rules of being a good wingman. So I am going to share with you "wingman etiquette."
5 Rules of a Good Wingman
1. Introduce Your Friends
Seems so simple right? Yet, you wouldn't believe how many men stand there talking to a woman with their back to their friend. And never turn and invite him into the conversation.
This not only communicates to the woman that you don't value your friends… it also leaves your friend standing there looking like an idiot.
Not only should you invite him into the conversation, but you should give me a positive introduction when you introduce him.
You could say, "Hey, this is my friend Eric, he actually runs this really cool website giving men fashion and lifestyle advice."
2. Never Talk Bad About Them
Another one that sounds simple, right? But some men have this competitive nature to them that instinctively causes them to try discrediting their buddies.
Sometimes we don't do it on purpose. As guys we have a habit of "ripping" on our friends as a pastime. While these "jokes" are alright in moderation in front of a woman... it is very easy to go overboard and say something that embarrasses him.
Talking bad about your friend not only makes your friend look bad... it makes you look bad. Your friends are a reflection of you. So making them appear bad... only makes you look worse.
3. Always Take Your Friend's Side
Guys have the mistaken belief that if they
"kiss a woman's ass" enough she will become attracted to him. It doesn't work this way.
So when a woman starts arguing with or insulting one of your friends... always stand up for your friend. Remember the saying "bros before ho's."
Not only will this keep you closer with your friend it will demonstrate to the woman that you are not afraid to contradict her... and are not willing to tolerate her rude behavior. This is surprisingly a HUGE turn on for a woman.
4. Occupy Potential Cock-Blocks
Once you notice that your friend has hit it off with a chick you have one main objective: Occupy potential "cock blocks."
Every female has at least one "bitter" friend that hates seeing anyone happy and will attempt to prevent her friend from hooking up at all costs...
Your job is to keep that girl occupied. It's not always easy. And it's not always fun. But you can keep solace in knowing that your friend will do the same thing for you when you need it.
5. Never Fight Over a Girl with Your Friends
There are too many fish in the sea to let a woman come between you and a friend.
I usually follow one rule when out meeting women with friends: The guy who starts the conversation with the girl has first crack at her.
This means that if your friend begins talking to a woman… unless he decides he's not interested, you do not attempt to steal her from him. This is true even if she is showing more interest toward you.
The worst possible thing two guys can do is spend the entire night fighting over the same girl. This makes both of you look foolish... and more than likely neither of you will get her.
If you follow these five rules when out with friends, your nights will be more enjoyable and successful.
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