Enter Wingman, the new dating app that forces you to relinquish control to your friends, when it comes to picking romantic partners. Really, it’s not all that different from handing over your Tinder profile to friends after a night of drinking, and let them swipe for you instead.
When London-based Tina Wilson found herself recently single, she was intrigued by the number of people offering to help her get back into the dating game. Thus, Wingman was born, aiming to help you put your dating life into a trusted friend’s hand.
Let’s be clear here, the friend part of this app is not optional. When you sign up, the app pulls basic editable information from your Facebook page, and then asks you to suggest one or more willing friends to take control of your profile. This friend (once he or she has downloaded the app) is then asked to describe your best qualities, which are listed on your profile as well, once you’ve approved it. It also asks for a description of your relationship, whether, friends, family, or complicated (you probably shouldn’t be on a dating app that requires coordination with someone in that last category).