They're down on a planet, repairing something, walking along. She inquires about his love-life, to gauge his interest. He says he's sort of seeing someone. They shrug and keep going, like it never happened.
/ End character development of Geordi La Forge.
I think it actually continues the character development of Geordi LaForge. The problem might be for some is that he's happy and content where he is right now.
But I don't think Gomez was "gauging his interest" as much as confirming a rumor about an old acquaintance.