The dating scene can be complicated. There are computers and apps that try to be the wingmen that we need in today’s society. If only we could all have some Czech-born brothers to help us find the American foxes, right?

Who needs a wingman, though? My beard is my wingman. Around Sherman Country, the dating scene isn’t quite as vibrant as it is in New York City or LA. It’s because the area is smaller. Everyone knows everyone.

Okay, well, not EVERYONE knows EVERYONE. However, everyone knows at least one single person. That alone can lead to problems.

A friend would ask your crush if he likes you. A (supposed) best friend would push you into him, scream, “Get Some!” and run away.

Yeah, dating can be hard. It’s even harder once you’re an adult. It’s why we have to truly explore the role of the wingman. For dating, for seeking help with a DIY project, and even for getting a customized barndominium from Sherman Pole Buildings.


Establishing the Wing Man

Sometimes, it’s important to have a wingman. You can’t choose just anyone at random, though. They have to be capable of hyping you up. They are literally there for support and backup. If you forget your name, he’s right there behind you to create the intro. If the conversation isn’t flowing, he’s there to give you something to talk about.

When both of you are single, though, it can be a challenge. After all, who gets to be the pilot, and who gets to be the wingman? One of you has to take the lead.

Like it was said in Top Gun:
Iceman: You can be my wingman any time.
Maverick: Bullshit! You can be mine.

Of course, that’s when we get into the male ego. Sometimes, those who are fearless (like pilots and those of us who can handle our whisky) are often more of a hazard than we realize.

The miracle of the blind carpenter – He picked up his hammer and saw.

Herman Melville once said, “An utterly fearless man is a far more dangerous comrade than a coward.”

Those fearless individuals that we think would make good wingmen could end up embarrassing us with a comment about quality erections. That, or they’ll absolutely help us to find our soul mate. It’s a flip of the coin that you have to be willing to make.



Let’s Face It, We Need a Miracle

The wingman can give us confidence, but ultimately, it’s up to you to get the job done. As a pilot. As a man on the dating scene or anywhere else.

Particularly with dating, the wingman only gets you in the door. It’s your job to close the deal. She won’t fall for you because you have another man at your side, talking over you for half the night. She’ll fall for you because of your looks, your confidence, and what’s coming out of your mouth.

Basically, that means that you need a miracle. Falling in love, in general, is a miraculous event. Of all the people in Sherman Country, someone has to find you to be the yin to their yang. Sparks have to fly. Cheesy romance music has to erupt out of nowhere.

“Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature.” – St. Augustine

That, or you’re onto the next bar, hoping that the miracle is waiting there.

If your wingman happens to be a fan of The Princess Bride, one may even send you on your way with a slap on the back and tell you to have fun storming the castle.

You gain the confidence to talk to the girl and convince her to go out with you.

Meanwhile, your wingman and everyone else at the bar will laugh and say that it will take a miracle. But don’t let that stop you. Miracles happen.


Wing Men Aren’t Just for Dating

There’s a reason why we use the term “wingman” so often. It may have gotten its start in aviation so that a pilot would have another set of eyes and ears, but it has expanded into many everyday uses, too.

We use a wingman for dating, but we also need one to get through our everyday obstacles in life.

Think about it like this. Go into a home improvement store on a Saturday or Sunday and walk around. You’ll find plenty of men shopping. Not with their wives but with their buddies. They wouldn’t dare tackle a DIY project without a helpful assistant who will tell them that they need to measure twice or argue about what drill bit to use.

“Miracles happen everyday, change your perception of what a miracle is and you’ll see them all around you.” – Jon Bon Jovi

As Laurence Shames once said, “Success and failure. We think of them as opposites, but they’re really not. They’re companions – the hero and the sidekick.”

The one doing the project is the hero. The one providing advice, moral support, and holding some of the supplies is the sidekick. You hope for success, but also know that failure is an option given the wingman you choose.

Shopping for a she shed or a barndominium is no different. You wouldn’t dare make a big decision like this without having someone at your side, would you?

In Sherman Country, we see the wingman come into play on many occasions. One comes in joking about quality erections, while the other starts to ask the hard-hitting questions about craftsmanship, dimensions, and durability.

You don’t need a miracle to get a well-built she shed when you come to see us. We have over 40 yeas of experience with building steel buildings. Whether you need a shed for your crafts or a barndominium for your family, we invite you to come talk to us so that we can show you what we are capable of.

If you and your wingman come in swinging like the Festrunk Brothers, we will know that you mean business. Plus, it’ll give us a laugh, so be sure that you absolutely do that.