Geordi has also been through a lot since A Time to... The Federation has had a large number of people killed. A large part of the fleet destroyed. There's enough reason for him to decide that perhaps he should move up. Pressing the reset button isn't character development.
How long has it been since TNG and Geordi's awful luck with women? Should he simple continue to be shown striking out again and again and again? It's like Worf. He also cannot find someone. Chances are, unless it's Troi she'll be pushing up daisies at some point. That's not character development, it's a running joke.