I've been in relationships, I've lived with someone when things weren't going well and understand how soul sucking that can be. I have also experienced single life and casual sex. Being single isn't all that bad but I have found that identifying with and embracing the "lifestyle" of doing whatever (and whoever) you want is essentially just vapid hedonism and while it may be fun in spurts ultimately it doesn't bring me any actual happiness. But, that's me. I'm not really extroverted so i don't enjoy nightlife or the club scene on a regular basis. I understand how others might find it enjoyable. Would rather be accountable to someone else and work towards shared goals. Of course, a relationship should not be your primary source of identity or you are setting yourself up for destruction.