Person A build up courage.
Person A then asks Person B to do something, like shoot basketball or listen to the Bob Dylan Christmas album.
Person A and Person B agree on an activity, time, and location.
Person A and Person B meet up at the said time and location with the activity ready to go.
Person A and Person B have a great time, laugh a lot, and maybe even sweat.
Unless, Person B doesn't show up, because he/she decides dinner with Person C is better, or Person B forgets his shoes in some strange town like Carmel, IN, or Person B brings Persons D, E, and F, who are major tools.
Then, Person A's courage dies, hard.