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Want to help your friend shine? Here are 11 tips to be a good wingman or wingwoman

Published on Dec 02, 2023 07:00 AM IST

Check out these 11 tips to be an effective and supportive wingperson to your friend

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We often find ourselves being a wingman or wingwoman to our friend with star-gazing eyes who does not have a clue whom they gazed yesterday or doesn't know how to approach their crush and so it is our duty as their wingperson to step in, be supportive and help our friend shine. Being a good wingman or wingwoman involves supporting and assisting a friend in their social interactions, especially in the context of dating however, it is important to adapt your approach based on the situation and always prioritise your friend's comfort and preferences. To sort your woes, we rounded up some effective tips to be an effective and supportive wingperson to your friend - (Photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Dec 02, 2023 07:00 AM IST

We often find ourselves being a wingman or wingwoman to our friend with star-gazing eyes who does not have a clue whom they gazed yesterday or doesn't know how to approach their crush and so it is our duty as their wingperson to step in, be supportive and help our friend shine. Being a good wingman or wingwoman involves supporting and assisting a friend in their social interactions, especially in the context of dating however, it is important to adapt your approach based on the situation and always prioritise your friend's comfort and preferences. To sort your woes, we rounded up some effective tips to be an effective and supportive wingperson to your friend - (Photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash)

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1. Understand Their Goals: Communicate with your friend to understand their dating goals and preferences. This will help you provide more targeted assistance. (File Photo) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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1. Understand Their Goals: Communicate with your friend to understand their dating goals and preferences. This will help you provide more targeted assistance. (File Photo)

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2. Boost Their Confidence: Offer positive affirmations and encouragement to boost your friend's confidence. Confidence is attractive and your support can make a significant difference. (File Photo) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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2. Boost Their Confidence: Offer positive affirmations and encouragement to boost your friend's confidence. Confidence is attractive and your support can make a significant difference. (File Photo)

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3. Be a Good Listener: Pay attention to what your friend is saying and respond thoughtfully. Being a good listener helps you understand their needs and allows you to provide better support. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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3. Be a Good Listener: Pay attention to what your friend is saying and respond thoughtfully. Being a good listener helps you understand their needs and allows you to provide better support. (Unsplash)

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4. Initiate Conversations: Help break the ice by initiating conversations with other people. This can help your friend feel more comfortable and open up social opportunities.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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4. Initiate Conversations: Help break the ice by initiating conversations with other people. This can help your friend feel more comfortable and open up social opportunities.(Unsplash)

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5. Highlight Their Strengths: When introducing your friend to others, focus on highlighting their strengths and positive qualities. This positive framing can make a strong first impression. (File Photo) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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5. Highlight Their Strengths: When introducing your friend to others, focus on highlighting their strengths and positive qualities. This positive framing can make a strong first impression. (File Photo)

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6. Provide Constructive Feedback: If your friend seeks feedback, offer constructive and supportive advice. Be honest but tactful in helping them improve their approach. (Pexels) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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6. Provide Constructive Feedback: If your friend seeks feedback, offer constructive and supportive advice. Be honest but tactful in helping them improve their approach. (Pexels)

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7. Know When to Step Back: Be perceptive and know when to give your friend space. If they're hitting it off with someone, gracefully step back and give them the opportunity to connect without feeling pressured. (File Photo) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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7. Know When to Step Back: Be perceptive and know when to give your friend space. If they're hitting it off with someone, gracefully step back and give them the opportunity to connect without feeling pressured. (File Photo)

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8. Read Social Cues: Pay attention to the social cues of others and be aware of the overall atmosphere. This can help you guide your friend effectively and make them more comfortable in different social situations.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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8. Read Social Cues: Pay attention to the social cues of others and be aware of the overall atmosphere. This can help you guide your friend effectively and make them more comfortable in different social situations.(Unsplash)

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9. Create Opportunities for Interaction: Set up situations where your friend can engage with others naturally. This might involve inviting people to join your group or suggesting activities that encourage social interaction.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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9. Create Opportunities for Interaction: Set up situations where your friend can engage with others naturally. This might involve inviting people to join your group or suggesting activities that encourage social interaction.(Unsplash)

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10. Stay Positive and Fun: Maintain a positive and lighthearted atmosphere. People are drawn to positive energy and creating a fun environment can make social interactions more enjoyable for everyone.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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10. Stay Positive and Fun: Maintain a positive and lighthearted atmosphere. People are drawn to positive energy and creating a fun environment can make social interactions more enjoyable for everyone.(Unsplash)

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11. Know When to Exit: If your friend expresses interest in someone and the conversation is flowing well, know when to gracefully exit the scene. This allows them to have one-on-one time without feeling like you're hovering.(Pexels) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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11. Know When to Exit: If your friend expresses interest in someone and the conversation is flowing well, know when to gracefully exit the scene. This allows them to have one-on-one time without feeling like you're hovering.(Pexels)

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