Unfortunately or fortunately depending on your perspective, independent, career-driven men are more than likely single.
Focused on their hustle and grind, love might not always be a priority, but that does not mean they are unemotional robots.
Just because he is single that does not mean there is a void in his life. It's not that he is incomplete without a partner or that it's hard to find a partner. He is just trying to find the right person who will compliment his career aspirations and his lifestyle.
#1 Admit he's the better chef
There comes a time in every couples kitchen when one has to face the ugly reality that the man, who has actually lived alone for most of his adult life while working his professional goals, has acquired the ability to cook and sadly does so far, far better than you. Gender roles and sharing the workload be damned! Your Chef Boyardee and Hamburger Helper is not welcome in my kitchen!
#2 Admit that you are indeed the problem
There comes a time in every couples home when one has to face the ugly reality that the man, who has actually lived alone for most of his adult life while working on his professional goals, has acquired the ability to be organized. This is not a skill women ever develop. Ever. She wants to "share cleaning duties" and pulls the "if it's dirty clean it up" but also has about seventy times more junk than even a man who is a dedicated hoarder and that's just for her eyebrows.
#3 Actually feeling wanted (without the bullshit)
"Who nees a man? I don't need a man. Men are dogs and I deserve so and such a man who will work with ME!" It is always amusing to hear that women want to be appreciated and then have absolutely no problem telling men who unappreciated and completely fireable and replaceable they are and fundamentally how lucky they are to have been chosen by the One True Goddess.
#4 A SIMPLE Goodnight
"Hey, just wishing you goodnight.", he said. She thought "Where the fuck is the heart? Where is my "Bae"? It's not even midnight why he is going to sleep? Is he fucking some other bitch? Oh hell no, I know what I'll do, I'll not text that fucker back until 3 AM and then I'll stay up all night waiting for a response I won't get and freak the fuck out on him tomorrow morning! That's what I'll do!"
#5 Appreciated (not appraised)
Not that anyone would feel like less of a person because potential mates suddenly showed up when he drove off the lot in that new Aston. There is clearly no correlation here; I mean a strong, independent man doesn't need anyone to pay his bills and his strong, independent woman clearly doesn't seem to ... mind. Not that she needs it mind you.
#6 Someone to miss
Sure, that business trip to Taipei seems sketchy but at least he knew that his lover was true to him and that she trusted him as much as he did her. Right?
#7 Stop asking him why he's single?
It's somewhat obvious.