Serious serial dating is, after all, a relatively new phenomenon. “Casually” meaning they’d go get ice cream in groups.
There was a time when a proper young man and woman could not speak to each other unless they had been formally introduced. On the other hand, I understand from my patients that it is considered bad manners now for young people to date someone who has previously dated one of their friends.
Such a rule did not hold in my time, at least not among the people I knew. The only women any of us ever saw were women that were dating our friends.
If it were not permissible to date them in our turn, we would have had no one to date.
Chase woke up one day in 2004 tired of being alone.
So, he set to work and read every book he could find, studied every teacher he could meet, and talked to every girl he could talk to to figure out dating.