Most Helpful Girl
Distractions. Hang out with friends, work out, listen to music, pick up a new hobby
Most Helpful Guy
Why do you think it is easier for your friends? Just because they do it and you don't? You have no idea how difficult it is for them.
The next time that you have a chance with a girl, remind yourself of this experience and the lesson you leaned: having some bullshit excuse for why you didn't approach a girl doesn't make you feel any better when a more assertive guy is taking her out to dinner tonight.