I am retired from the high tech communications industry. I did this at 45. I have an undergrad in Computer Science, MSEE, and MBA. I had been in the corporate world and when things occurred for me to say good bye to that, I did so and did not look back.
I am a Georgia boy, not a redneck, but a true southerner. I was raised to respect women and treat a woman as a gift from GOD. I have chosen to not be in a relationship until now, because I was working towards personal goals and needed to accomplish them. Quite honestly, I did not want to compromise a relationship with my selfishness. I have achieved those goals and I am at the top of the professional goals now. I would not need to compromise any longer.
The last and greatest accomplishment I want is to find the perfect woman for me and spend the rest of my life not compromising that relationship with the trivial things that may come along. I am very clear I do not want a one night stand. We should start out as friends and see what evolves from there.