Dad and newborn

Use your baby as a wingman

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

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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Comments on "Single dad: Using your baby to pick up the ladies"

Laurel September 20, 2012 | 2:56 PM

I am not impressed by an article saying that your baby is your #1 wingman. It would be a huge red flag to me to see such a young child and you couldn't work it out with the mom. I love babies, and think this is a really sleezy way to try and use them to your advantage. They should be taken better care of than this!!

Nicole September 17, 2012 | 1:25 PM

I would definitely be attracted to a guy with a baby! The fact that he has a baby means the guy is responsible, mature, domestic and nurturing. Simply put, the guy is perfect husband material. A single man with a baby isn’t a sight you see every day, so this would certainly attract a lot of attention.

Jenny September 16, 2012 | 10:44 PM

Seriously? Using your baby as a wingman? That's kind of creepy, and definitely not cool. If you've got a kid, that's great. But don't use it as some sort of lady magnet. If you're a cool guy, if you're nice and friendly you won't need assistance from a six-month-old...

Katie September 16, 2012 | 1:51 PM

I agree that most women see a man with a baby and totally assume he's taken, even if he's not wearing a ring. Plus, it is a little rare for couples to break up right after they have a baby. Not saying it doesn't happen, but normally people with young kids are attached.

Lauren September 16, 2012 | 1:50 PM

Though us girls never can resist a cute baby, make sure you're really ready to start dating and keep that baby your #1 priority. If you do have a little one and you're single, chances are you haven't been single for very long. Cherish the moments with your little one instead of worrying about finding a woman!

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