I think both being single & being in a relationship is difficult. It depends heavily on your expectations and where you are at in your life. Like, during the points in my life where I was busy — almost too busy with school and work, I was better off being single because I resented the person I was with at the time when he would try to test my limits. While I was doing whatever I could to make time for him, he still made points to call me during key points in the day when he knew I was in class or doing something at work that was time-sensitive and picking a fight because I had to choose the work or school commitment. “Gee, sorry, right now this is more important and you are being unreasonably needy.” I dated a couple of people like this, and ultimately left them because they were too demanding and inflexible. And sure, I’ve been single and it sucks, but I’ve never been more lonely than I have when in the wrong relationship. Thus, given my life experience, I’d rather be single on my own terms, than with someone who makes me feel less than who I am.