Ladies rarely fly solo, so you'll need a solid wingman to help entertain her friend. When you hit the town for a guy's night, you want end up making out not striking out with a girl. A good wingman knows his role for the night and is willing to take one for the team (even if that means hanging with the less attractive annoying friend), so that his friend aka pilot gets the girl.
1. The Team
The best wingman is someone who is similar to the "pilot." Just as attractive and charming, but off the market so he has nothing to lose. The wingman lives vicariously through helping his friend meet the girl and must be able to adapt to any situation. The wingman also acts like a coach giving you a pep talk before you talk to the prettiest girl in the room.
2. The Pilot
If your friend approaches the group of girls first, he gets the first pick. It takes balls and charisma to approach a group of women, to risk being turned away, and start a substantial conversation.
3. The Mission
Whether you're interested or not, your mission is to chat up the other girl(s), so your friend can get to know the one he's interested in. Don't completely mislead her, but give her some attention, make her feel special, and engage her with witty conversation.
Women learn a lot from how you and your friends treat each other and talk about each other. Don't throw your buddy under the bus in front of a girl because you will just look desperate.
The male to female ratio is very crucial. If you're outnumbered three girls and two guys, you can't take the girl you like somewhere else because you're "pilot" will be left with the girl he likes and her friend. Your job is to be the wingman! But if it's two guys and two girls, always try to leave with the other woman, to give your friend space to be alone with his girl.
6. Talk Your Friend Up
You don't want your friend to sound full of himself, so when he goes to the bar to get everybody drinks, tell the girl's friends about his best qualities. Also do some recon and find out if the girl he wants is even single, her likes, dislikes, etc.
7. Set Your Friend Up
Suggest scenarios that will give your friend the best opportunity to romance or be alone with the girl he's talking to. Whether you suggest heading to a diner after the bar or walking on the beach after the club.
8. Speak It Into Existence
If you act like your friend and the girl he's interested in are already a couple it will show her what it would be like and these subliminal messages are known to be very effective.
The wingman and the pilot need to be on the same page! Make sure you text each other or read each other's body language and signals so you aren't telling the same stories, embarrassing your friend, etc. The wingman is responsible for having his friend's back: don't let your friend get too much to drink, get too touchy with the girl, have something in his teeth, etc.
10. Block the C*ck-Block
Run interference on the other guy eyeing your friend's girl, her own friend trying to keep them from each other, or even somebody who has targeted your friend.
By definition, a wingman is "your partner, the man who will never leave your side and will always have your back, no matter the circumstances." The same goes for on the battlefield we call dating! Be a good wingman, and the favor shall be returned! How has your experience been as a wingman? Have you ever been failed by your wingman?