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Lost your wingman? Don’t panic, there’s an app for that

Ever since Goose stepped up to the role in Top Gun, men and women alike have looked to their ‘wingman’ (or woman) for support when approaching potential dates. With your trusted wingman safely by your side, even the most alluring of dates can lose their powers of intimidation.

But what would Maverick have done if his wingman went AWOL?

This was the question Melbourne-based software designer Marius Kramer set out to answer with the launch of his Australian-made ‘Find A Wingman’ app, which he designed to help stranded singles locate nearby men willing to step in and offer moral support in times of need.

Having moved to Australia from Europe, and finding himself alone in a foreign land, the idea for the app was – like so many good ideas – born out of need.

‘So many times I wanted to go out and hit the bars and meet some women but I didn’t have any mates to go with,’ Kramer says. ‘But with this app I can now find a guy who’s really keen on going out right now, and meet women.’

The free Android app, which uses GPS to locate potential wingmen, allows users to log in via Facebook or Google and broadcast their cry for help to men in the nearby area.

Having been single for the past six years, Kramer believes wingmen are essential in facilitating the introduction between men and women.

‘If you’re alone in the bar and you’re clinging on to your drink you don’t really seem that attractive, and you’re never going to get a woman,’ he says. ‘So many nice guys don’t talk to girls. This gives guys back some confidence to maybe meet their girlfriend, maybe their future wife.’

What about you? Would you consider using the ‘Find a Wingman’ app? Do you believe a wingman is essential in meeting potential partners? Tell us what you think.


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