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When is National Wingman Day? This holiday is always celebrated on February 13

Have you ever been a Wingman for a lonely, single buddy as he went out in search of his true love? Many of us have been in this role at some point. It is very fitting that National Wingman Day exists to give recognition to that invaluable buddy, as true a friend as there will ever be, who plays a very important and diverse role in helping other guys to find and keep the woman of their dream. This is a day of recognition and thanks. And, it’s a day off from regular wingman duties, freeing him to seek love himself.

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines a Wingman as “a male friend who helps, accompanies, and supports a man in some activity”. This support doesn’t have to be for romantic endeavors, but it often is.  A Wingman can assist in any of several ways. He is a cheerleader, a coach, a counselor, and much more. He is the unsung hero, who helps to navigate the ways of love. The wingman “has your back” and is an advisor on how and what to do or not do in a romantic relationship. Importantly, he is always talking you up when the girls are around as if you are the most incredible guy on the planet. He’s always watching out for your best interest.  

Did You Know? A wingman can also be a dog. As my son experienced the dating scene, he found that the ladies were attracted to his cute pug dog. He described his dog as the “greatest wingman ever”, as he met many ladies this way. Ladies fell in love with the dog on sight.

Note: The term “Wingman” originated in the military. In the air force, a wingman is a pilot in the plane behind you that has your back.

How to Celebrate National Wingman Day

  • Enlist one of your buddies to be your wingman for you as you head to the club or bar in search of that special someone who will make your life complete.
  • Celebrate this day with your wingman. Take him out for lunch or drinks.
  • If your wingman is single, do a role reversal and be his wingman today.
  • If asked, agree to be a wingman for someone. It is both an honor and important responsibility.
  • If you are in the Air Force, take your wingman out for lunch, dinner, or a beer as a way to thank him for having your back.

Today's Quote

“Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.” – –  Alexander Graham Bell

History and Origin of National Wingman Day

This holiday was created in 2016 by Bruce J. Novotny of Bandon, Or. The date of February 13 was selected to be strategically the day before Valentine’s Day. On this day we celebrate all of the Wingmen out there for all the unselfish support they provide.

We did not find a congressional or presidential proclamation to make it a true “National” day. 

Definition of “National” Days – and why it is important to distinguish true National days.

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