ESQUIRE - Mar 18 - Tina Wilson is the founder of Wingman, a 3-year-old app that allows users to recruit friends and family to swipe on their behalf. Like many, she was irritated by the fake profiles and bad matches that come with online dating. "I kind of had that light bulb moment," says Wilson. "Wow, wouldn't it be fun if I could just let my friends do it for me? They have great insights. They're always going to toot my horn, and they love me, but they can also talk about my flaws and help me bypass some of the craziness that goes on." Ship is another friend-swiping app that launched last year. It is not surprising that both Wingman and Ship were founded by women; men, studies have found, often have a harder time than women building and maintaining friendships. In Britain, nearly 1 in 5 men says he has no friends at all. According to a spokesperson for Ship, women tend to have more friends swiping on their behalf than men do.