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'Wing-Women' Help Single Guys Find Romance
ABC 7online ^ | 7/3/04 | Tinabeth Piņa

Posted on 08/21/2004 3:00:15 PM PDT by qam1

(New York-WABC) — Even in a city as big as New York people say they have trouble meeting other people to date.

One company is trying to change all that -- by allowing men to hire "Wing-Women" to accompany them out on the town. So we sent our Tinabeth Piña to find out what's going on.

Single guys listen up!!! If I told you I found women who are willing to introduce you to single women in the city you'd go for it right? I knew you would so I got you the 411 -- check it out.

Amna Shamim, Wingwoman: "Absolutely, this is like the best job I've ever come into."

Amna Shamim is not your average woman, she's a wing woman -- whose sole purpose is introduce eligible New York City bachelors to single women.

Amna Shamim: "A woman approaching a woman is different than a guy approaching a woman, or a woman approaching a guy. Because we have sisterhood bonds. If I came up to you and I was like, 'Oh, my God, I really love your shoes.' We would start talking about your shoes. And then in comes my male friend. And you're already in a good mood, we've already established a bond. And that's extended to my friend."

This whole concept is the brain child of Shane Forbes, a 29-year-old computer programmer who realized the positive aspect of hanging around with women to meet other women.

Shane Forbes, Founder, Wingwomen.com: "I had a couple of my girlfriends and I went out with them a couple times. And it sort of worked for myself. And I told my friends about it, and they were like, 'How come we can't do it?'"

So Shane put his idea to the test around January of this past year, and 100 clients and 25 wing women later, he has grown quite a profitable business.

Shane Forbes: "Two of you guys and a girl looks like a fun bunch. A people who see people having fun want to be part of that fun. So the enthusiasm is like contagious in the bar, you're having fun and people just want to join you, and the next thing you know you're having fun with tons of girls."

All this fun comes at a price. For $50 an hour a single man can book a Wing Woman for the night. Remember, she is only your wing woman for the night, not your date.

Amna Shamim: "It's literally the same thing as going out with your male friends. When he sees someone that he likes you introduce them. It's really a lot less technical than people think it is. Just hanging out having fun and introducing people -- it's like a social hostess."

Chris Mathews, Wingwomen Client: "My experience has been very good, to me actually. I've used it twice, once with a group of four other guys. We split the wing woman, if you will. And we all went out together, and just had a good time. And yes, she acted as a social lubricant of sorts."

Shane Forbes: "A lot of guys they're already like established professionals. They don't have as much time as they used to have to go out. So, when they do go out -- since our service does help you meet women they maximize their time."

It also maximizes the Wing Women's pocketbooks, because they can be paid up to $30 an hour.

Amna Shamim: "I have something to do during the day, and I get to go out at night and get paid for it."

Let me tell you this service is a win-win situation for all involved! And its even expanding from NY to Miami.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News
KEYWORDS: genx; singles; wingwomen
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To: He Rides A White Horse

You think conservative women can't sing, dance and act as good as liberals?

;-)


21 posted on 08/21/2004 6:58:50 PM PDT by Happygal (Liberals - fully au fait with their 'rights', utterly ignorant of their responsibilities)
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To: Happygal

.....you know where I'm coming from...(g)


22 posted on 08/21/2004 7:05:03 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse (unite)
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To: Happygal
You think conservative women can't sing, dance and act as good as liberals?

I always thought they were best at actually thinking.

23 posted on 08/21/2004 7:07:12 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse (Am I out of Hot Water now?)
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To: Happygal
(PS...it helps if you can sing! *L*)

Well that rules me out, Last time I sung was Kariokie and I ended up starting a riot and well let's just say it ended with me promising the judge I would never sing in public again.

24 posted on 08/21/2004 7:07:16 PM PDT by qam1 (McGreevy likes his butts his way, I like mine my way - so NO SMOKING BANS in New Jersey)
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To: qam1
Hey....you're that guy from American Idol, aren't you?
25 posted on 08/21/2004 7:09:39 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse (Am I out of Hot Water now?)
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To: Clemenza
Oh, I didn't even realize you moved.

Congrats on escaping Liberal New York, I'm sure even Seattle is a big improvement conservative wise.

Though yes the bar scene does suck away from NY when you are used to 4 a.m. closing times and go to a place where they close at 2 (Well really 1:30, It's everybody out by 2). In New Jersey each town picks it's own closing time, most choose 2am but a few choose 3am and when I moved here I made sure to pick one of the towns that stays open to 3 to live in. I still lose an hour from NY but oh well at least I can still smoke a cigarette in them.

But anyhow, Good luck on your move, hope everything works out for you.
26 posted on 08/21/2004 7:23:15 PM PDT by qam1 (McGreevy likes his butts his way, I like mine my way - so NO SMOKING BANS in New Jersey)
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To: Long Cut; Old Sarge; Darksheare

This one will make you say "Hmmmmmmm......"


27 posted on 08/21/2004 7:39:35 PM PDT by StarCMC (It's God's job to forgive Bin Laden, it's our job to arrange the meeting.)
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To: StarCMC

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.....


28 posted on 08/21/2004 8:07:55 PM PDT by Old Sarge (ZOT 'em all, let MOD sort 'em out!)
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To: Old Sarge

LOL!! Told ya that's what you'd say!! He he he!


29 posted on 08/21/2004 8:12:44 PM PDT by StarCMC (It's God's job to forgive Bin Laden, it's our job to arrange the meeting.)
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To: qam1
"A woman approaching a woman is different than a guy approaching a woman, or a woman approaching a guy. Because we have sisterhood bonds. If I came up to you and I was like, 'Oh, my God, I really love your shoes.' We would start talking about your shoes. And then in comes my male friend. And you're already in a good mood, we've already established a bond. And that's extended to my friend."

I lost 10 IQ points just reading that sentence.

30 posted on 08/21/2004 8:18:01 PM PDT by spodefly (This post meets the minimum daily requirements for cynicism and irony.)
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To: JohnnyZ
If they need a Wing Woman, why don't they just GET SOME FRIENDS?????

No kidding. I guess it's because they wouldn't get their names in the papers for that.

31 posted on 08/21/2004 11:21:05 PM PDT by NYCVirago
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To: StarCMC; Old Sarge

My best friend pulled something like this on me.
Set me up on a date..
In her words at the timer, "Because deary, you're just so pathetic at choosing who to date on your own. That's why."


32 posted on 08/22/2004 8:23:17 AM PDT by Darksheare (If a tree fell on a mime in the forest, would he still taste like chicken?)
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To: Darksheare

ROFL!! :o)


33 posted on 08/22/2004 6:40:30 PM PDT by StarCMC (It's God's job to forgive Bin Laden, it's our job to arrange the meeting.)
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To: qam1

 

 

Just my luck.

 

34 posted on 08/22/2004 6:48:06 PM PDT by Fintan (I don't need to know what it looks like to know what it looks like.)
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To: Fintan
Could be worse:

35 posted on 08/22/2004 6:50:10 PM PDT by Mike Bates (Did I mention I'm peddling a book?)
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To: qam1

Do they bring donuts?


36 posted on 08/22/2004 6:52:43 PM PDT by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll keep getting what you always get)
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To: StarCMC

It was fun, almost like getting thrown out of stores in the mall..


37 posted on 08/22/2004 7:01:37 PM PDT by Darksheare (If a tree fell on a mime in the forest, would he still taste like chicken?)
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To: caligirl217

Tuition assistance, ping!


38 posted on 08/23/2004 4:50:11 AM PDT by CSM (To spread the wealth the liberal is willing, he'll take YOUR dollar and keep his shilling. -albertp)
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To: He Rides A White Horse; qam1

"Hey....you're that guy from American Idol, aren't you?"

Yep, he's "Hung"!


39 posted on 08/23/2004 5:47:54 AM PDT by CSM (To spread the wealth the liberal is willing, he'll take YOUR dollar and keep his shilling. -albertp)
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To: qam1

We teach about how to identify the wrong wingwomen and stay away from them. Check out our article Stay Away from the Wrong Wingwomen at http://tootit.com. The direct URL is
http://tootit.com/2011/11/stay-away-from-the-wrong-wingwomen/


40 posted on 11/08/2011 2:03:34 PM PST by tootit (Stay Away from the Wrong Wingwomen)
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