Surrogate Date Party
I can't ask you out, so let me invent a group activity out of thin air to invite you to
Alice is interested in Bob, but for some reason she can't ask him out directly. Her solution is declaring that there's a party for someone else that night and inviting Bob. The presence of other people is supposed to mitigate the awkwardness. It's debatable if this actually happens. Up for Grabs.
Hello, Unknown Troper. You'll need to get known to lend a hand here.