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what is it called when the “wingman” is talking to YOU?

what is it called when the "wingman" is talking to YOU?

Jarren’s law school friend/classmate, Kayla, has posted an interesting/amusing/self-deprecating question over on her blog: Is there a term designated for the girl forced into conversation by the “wingman?” Apparently, she found herself flirting with a guy and soon discovered it was only because the guy’s friend was trying to pick up her friend. So, she’s trying to figure out what to call herself in that role. She tried Wiki, no luck. Any thoughts or ideas on what we can call ill-fated young women in this kind of situation? On her blog, Kayla shares two suggestions from male friends: 1. “The bodyguard,” and 2. “The ugly/fat one.” To which Kayla responds, “Wingmen, get over yourself already. Seriously. The ugly/fat girl doesn’t need your ‘company’ to have a good time.”

P.S. – Kayla is neither ugly nor fat.

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