Reminds me of something I discovered a while back...
Whenever something beautiful happens between two people, it begins with one of them being vulnerable.
Don't be afraid to ask personal questions. It creates a safe space that allows the other person to ask you the same. The same goes with sharing our feelings... if one person leads out, it gives permission for the other person to do the same.
That's how human relationships flourish. :)
(in my opinion, anyway...lol)