By asking your date this question, you find out if they have somewhat of a structured approach when it comes to interacting with others or if they’re more loose about interactions. Michelle Devani, Founder of Love Devani, shares a variant of this question: “What precautions do you take before and after interactions?”
The goal here is for you to see whether or not their actions and habits align well with your own for interacting with others. For instance, your date might be okay with going to an indoor mall to shop, while you might be a little more hesitant about indoor shopping. Or, your date may avoid entertaining family and friends at their home, while you are the opposite.
Ultimately, you’ll need to find out whether or not their habits align with yours, because if you both decide to meet in-person later down the road, you’re both agreeing to the associated risks.