Quote from Barney in Hooked
Future Ted: [v.o.] Kids, in many of my stories, I'm a starry-eyed romantic on a noble search for true love. In this one, I'm just a jerk.
Ted: Well, guys, tonight is the night. I'm inviting Tiffany up to my place to see my antique camera collection.
Barney: It's Ted's bait.
Barney: A true gentleman invents a pretense to lure an honorable lady into his apartment, some item of interest or beauty you can both pretend to admire for five minutes before she hops on your disco stick.