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Single dad: Using your baby to pick up the ladies

Whitney Coy is a freelance writer and editor based in Columbus, OH, where she lives with her husband and two daughters. She writes frequently for SheKnows, as well as several other websites. She writes on topics including parenting, trav...

Use your baby as a wingman

Are you a single dad looking to meet a lady or two? Your baby can help with that!
Dad and newborn

In search of a wingman, Dad? Your baby is the best one you could ask for.

There's just something about their smooth skin, soft tufts of hair and slobbery chins that make babies absolutely irresistible to the fairer sex, so if you've got one, put it to good use.

She's got the looks

Let's face it. No matter how good looking you are, your baby's got you trumped. In the mind of a woman, nothing's more gorgeous than a tiny baby. Lucky for you, this means she probably won't even notice that lame logo T-shirt or your unfortunate haircut — she'll be far too busy checking out that bundle of joy strapped to your chest.

Quick tip

Wear your baby! Strapping your baby onto your chest screams "confident dad"! It also means the ladies have to get up close and personal with you to get a whiff of that baby smell they love.

They're not shy

Unlike you, your baby doesn't need deep breaths and a pep talk to talk to that pretty woman in front of you in the checkout lane. All it takes is a gummy grin, a giggle, or a coo from your little one, and that foxy lady will start chatting you up! There's no better way to break the ice.

Know what you're doing

The only thing more appealing to a woman than a man with a baby is a man who is good with a baby. Even if you're still a little clueless when it comes to that little one, don't let it show. Burp your baby with confidence, and you'll have nearby women eating from the palm of your hand.

Make your status clear: That baby of yours is great for catching the eye of ladies, but she's also a major misrepresentation of your relationship status. Women see a man with a baby and usually assume that he's taken, so make sure to work it into the conversation if you're not.

Ask for help

Okay, we get that we're giving you a bit of mixed advice here, but there's something to be said for being a little bumbling when it comes to your baby, too. Ask a woman for help or advice, and she may stick around for a while. After all, what self-respecting woman would leave that poor little baby alone with a clueless man?

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