If you can play fantasy football then you can find success in the dating game. Just apply the same logic you do in managing your pretend team to getting to know a real live person and you just might have a good time.
As you'll see, the real estate area of comfort changes depending on how well you know someone. What's appropriate with a close friend is definitely not going to be OK with a stranger or even an acquaintance.
Dating sure has come a long way in recent decades.
Back in the day, if you wanted to go out with someone, you'd ask them out and go on a date. If things worked out, great. If not, you'd just try again.
Then the '80s came along.