Open questions in dating
This is a good conversation starter, and one that really kick starts your conversation on a more serious note that, "hi you're hot, let's link up". Whatever the reason it may be, this helps you to kind of see what helps that make big decisions. We all have that one thing about us that stands out and finding out what makes the person unique is entertaining.
Everyone has something that motivates them in life, and to ask them what that is really tells the person you're trying to get to know them. If they're willing to share this with you, then you can tell that this person is open and welcoming.
This is a low-key way of asking "are you a wasteman", alcoholic party animal, a Netflix loving, take out kind of person, or something else entirely.
Every answer comes with own ups and downs, it all just depends on your taste.
You may think, "aren't passions and interests the same thing? They can be totally different things or can align with people's passions, so this is a question worth asking. In the future should things pan out will you be splurging to lounge on the beaches of the Caribbean or will you be walking on the Great Wall of China?
People enjoy talking about their favourite things so this one is usually a great ice breaker.