I am writing an essay about The Catcher in the Rye, and need to mention Stradlater's ability to get with basically any girl he wants. It can be said that he "gets around" (sorry for lack of a better source, the term is slang after all.)
My teacher does not like us using phrases like this anyway, even if it were not slang, either. She emphasizes the importance of the literal meaning, and would say that this term would mean something like "walking in a circle".
Is there a more formal, less slang term for the phrase "getting around"?