Being a wingman or wing woman is a very important job in a social environment…but does being a wingman really work?
According to The Atlantic, you look better in a group then you do alone this is called the Cheerleader effect. People were rated in groups and some pictures of people were by themselves and everyone rated the group pictures to be more attractive because in a group you have more options and you take away the least attractive and the one or couple that are left seem to be more attractive then usual.
We are also not the only ones who do this as well, Wild Turkeys have been known to do this. Wild Turkeys have one dominant and the others are helpers or wingman and help with the reproductive success by dulling out their colors and they have a better chance in the group then they do by themselves. According to the Kin Selection and Cooperative Courtship in Wild Turkeys.
This even goes for fireflies who when flashed in a synchronous beat will attract a female firefly with a significant higher rate then they would in a Asynchronous flash. You can find this summary of the article on Pub Med.
Overall if you just be yourself you will find somebody, and no matter who your wingman is he will never be better then Master Barney Stinson.