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Wingman is a new dating app that gives friends control of your love life.
Where most apps start by asking users to set up a profile and swipe their way to romance, Wingman lets friends weigh in on your best qualities.
It also asks for info on how you know your wingman. Maybe you shouldn’t be on this app if you choose the latter.
In theory, Wingman isn’t so different from handing your dating profile off to a friend in a bar.
Online dating services such as the and are looping singles' friends into the matchmaking process in an effort to connect people to each other's acquaintances and keep suitors from weaving the kind of elaborate fictions that characterize many profiles on traditional dating sites.
"Facebook has created a shift from online dating to social dating," said online dating expert Julie Spira.
If you're of the belief that the best matches stem from personal recommendations, dating sites that allow users to play cupid and essentially become personal matchmakers for their friends may be a new way to meet someone new.
Think of it as a digital matchmaker where other people get to talk you up, then send you potential mates they approve.
The app’s creator is a London-based woman who wanted to create an easy way for friends to recommend dates.
"This is a better system because it cuts through the crap. You can tell whether someone is legit." Traditional online matchmakers have served up a courtship process that looks a lot like online shopping: Users browse photos hoping to find something (or someone) they like, then choose a product (or person) to engage with offline.
Both are solitary exercises that often yield an experience far different from what the picture promised, and users' inboxes are flooded with irrelevant emails for weeks afterward.