Is this going anywhere?
I'm watching Friends.
I think it depends a lot on what kind of relationship you're looking for.
I think women make up their minds about whether something is going anywhere in the first 10 minutes, really.
What one wants and what one needs.
The first paragraph of your response was pure and eloquent, one of the most reflective things I've seen you write in a while.
Usually by the second or third date I know if I'm interested in a person or not. If I'm not genuinely interested and there's no chemistry, I'll tell them we're not a good match.
I really don't think that most women look at men as "breeders" or "sires" and looking at genetics or what kind of offspring they are going to have, unless they have some kind of serious hereditary disease.