Wingman App Review – What Is It? is an online dating app that does as the name suggests. The app lets your friends play your wingmen, as they do in real life, just online.
Reviewed by
Fiona Eckersley
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Editor Rating
Membership Base
Match & Search
Cost & Prices

Pros and Cons

Here’s what’s perfect about the app:
Your friends choosing your potential mates is great since they know you so well.
It’s fast, efficient, and has a direct matchmaking approach.
The UI is beautiful, and the fresh appeal adds to the user experience.
It protects you from the gut-wrenching situations of breaking the ice with someone new.
It’s free!
& here’s why you might think it sucks:
The app has many bugs, as reported by users.
The dating pool is short since there aren’t a lot of members.
There’s no control override; you can’t choose a date for yourself even if you really want to.

About the App

Wingman started back in 2018 and has quickly risen to be one of the most popular dating apps. The idea behind its creation was simple: a dating app for friends by friends. The notion behind the app is that your friends know you better than you do yourself, which is why it’s one of the great dating sites for women – men are flocking around you and try to prove why not them, but their mates are worth your attention.
And guys, you might not be able to say much about yourself, but you can talk for days describing your best friend. Since your friends tend to know you better, it’s only ideal that they help you choose your potential mates as well. It operates in the United States and has gained some traction for its unusually well-executed concept. However, it’s still far from having a gigantic user base.

Membership Base

Let’s just address the elephant in the room: does not have a huge user base. If you’ve used Tinder, Bumble, or any such dating app before, you’ll feel at home with this app. The interface is a simple swipe-to- go system.
This app is not one of those dating sites for women, men, or any specific demography. It is an app for anyone who is looking for a unique dating experience. However, the problem is that there aren’t too many fishes in the sea. Keep in mind that the app is fairly young, and it has been able to impress many reviewers with its potential.

What About the App - Does It Work on Your Phone?

The Wingman app is the headquarters of the entire online wingmen shenanigan. It’s pretty simple yet powerful enough to provide you with an amazing user experience. The company’s entire dating plan is well-executed inside the app that works on both iOS and Android devices!
The best thing is that the Wingman app is free to download. You can download it from the iOS store or Google play store and get dating right away. Although the app is free, there are some in-app purchases that you can consider. These in-app purchases are not compulsory. They simply add to your experience if you choose to make the purchase.

Costs and Prices

As mentioned earlier, the Wingman app is completely free to use. There are no charges for downloading on both iPhone and Android devices. There is also no membership fee or a sign-up plan. Simply download, create your account, and get dating. Important to mention here is that the app does have in-app purchases that you can opt to make.

Special Features - Why’s Wingman Special?

1) Leaderboard - Your friends who are looking for your potential mates are competing amongst each other. Whoever finds you more matches earns more points and gets to be on top of the leaderboard. The friendly sense of competition keeps the game going!
2) Nudge feature - You simply can’t choose a match for yourself even if you come across a profile that you think is perfect for you. However, If you’re looking for a match and you come across someone pretty, simply nudge your friend to initiate a conversation with that person for you.

Is the App Safe?

Wingman is a pretty safe place. Why? Because the administrators take security seriously. All your personal data on the app is stored in an encrypted form. Encryption keeps your data safe from lurking predators, like third-party advertisers and malware content. Moreover, the number of scams and fake profiles on the app is close to being insignificant.

How Do We Feel About It?

Enough stats and facts, here’s what we think about the app: Wingman provides an excellent and well-rounded dating experience with premium features for the price of one big FREE. Here’s why we think that:

Sign-up Process

Sign Up
Simply download the app and start making a profile. The app will ask if you’re making a user profile for yourself or for a friend. If you choose the former, it will ask you to designate a Wingman for yourself. Your friend will then fill your profile for you that you can later approve. If you choose the other option, you get a chance to create a profile for your friend. You can choose to sign up with your Facebook or your phone number. You will need to confirm with a confirmation code if you sign up with your phone number.

Profile Creation

Profile creation is pretty simple, especially because you don’t need to do most of the work. Your friend will fill out most of your profile, including your bio, hobbies, and interests. You can choose to approve what they wrote, but you can’t edit it yourself.
After you approve what your Wingman wrote for you, simply add pictures from your Facebook. You can also add pictures from your local storage. Profile creation takes minutes, and you can get down to dating people right away!

Searching and Matchmaking

The app uses your data to find your perfect matches. Based on interests, hobbies, and location, Wingman shows your precise matches to your friends. Your friends can then choose to approve people for you. You can also swipe right on matches, but these matches will only proceed further if your friend approves.
Since there aren’t too many people using the app right now, you might find it difficult to find new people every day. However, it gets easier if you increase your distance radius in the matchmaking search filters.

Contacting Other Members

The app allows you to send direct messages to other people. You can send instant messages to your matches on the app effortlessly. Messaging works just like the IM features on iPhone and Android. There really isn’t much else to messaging your matches on
One thing to note here is that although you can send messages to your matches, they still need to be approved by your friend. Otherwise, you simply can’t because the profile won’t be visible to you until your friend approves first.

Experts Conclusion

Our final, professional, and uncut conclusion for the app: Wingman is an extremely unique and fun concept. The twists take your dating experience to another level. The sign-up process is simple, and profile creation takes minutes. Moreover, you don’t even have to fill out most of the sign-up form in the first place.
The app is free and has special features. Messaging is pretty simple, and the security is respectable. The only drawback is that there are fewer members on the app as compared to bigger dating leviathans.


Is it legitimate?

Yes, it is. Wingman has been around for a few years, and despite not having a big user base, it has a few hundred thousand installations and mostly positive reviews.

How to communicate with your matches on Wingman?

First, your friends (or “wingmen,” per se) need to approve your potential matches, and then you can chat – just like in every application on your phone.

Is Wingman secure?

Yes, as your data is encrypted and the moderation team is constantly searching for fake accounts and illicit behavior to remove from the app.