A little backstory - I've got a good buddy, Jim, who I usually go out with once a week. He's a pretty damn good wingman, he's confident and we feed off each other's energy, and he has a girlfriend. This means that any girls we meet get passed on to me.....At least, most of them do.
You see, even though Jim's been with his girl for a few years, he's had a real wandering eye, and in the past month he's been hooking up with other girls. Last week when I went out with him he made out with another girl at a bar. We went to the same bar tonight, and things were good. But less than 30 minutes into being there he met this 52 year old woman who wouldn't leave him alone. She made it obvious she wanted him, and he ended up hanging out with her the remainder of the night (Another 3 hours).
This meant I was on my own. This bar basically turns into a dance floor after midnight. I do my fair share of dancing, but it's really awkward being there by myself. I try and meet people, both guys and girls, when I'm there, but tonight it was especially tough to even talk to people. So there I was, within shouting range of my friend, and he was ignoring me.
My question is, what's the best way to deal with a wingman who's MIA in these situations? I'm pretty shy, and having someone with me helps get rid of some of it when it comes to meeting girls. I also felt really self-conscious being by myself the entire night - I felt like I was a friendless dope who was there by himself. I notice it's easier to meet people when you have other people with you.