If there's a wing around, I'd also introduce her fast to the wing and whisper to her that the wing's a little shy but was asking about her. That will make her feel good, forget about being rejected by you, and be warm (however initially) to the
wing. Even cockblocks, I turn over to the wing. And my buds don't complain because they sometimes end up getting action themselves, plus, I also take one for the team sometimes.