Know this: As a single man, the most important element of your dating repertoire is your wingman. If he fails, you fail. You're only as successful as your friend.

Now, consider this: If your boy was freshly single, and needed someone to put his pistol first and play shotgun, how likely is it that you'd be the one he called? 

Commit to being a better friend and master the craft of camaraderie by sharpening the most important skill you can possess—taking one for the team. Brush up on your pointman game with A Gentleman's Guide To Being A Successful Wingman, and kiss your cockblocking days goodbye. Trust us, your friends will thank you later. (And, most importantly, repay you in kind.)