Women's Health may earn commission from the links on this page, but we only feature products we believe in. Why trust us? Dec 13, Getty Images Being alone can be intimidating. We live in a culture that tends to value our relationship status over who we are as human beings. And with the holidays just around the corner, the pressure is on more than ever to get coupled up they call it cuffing season for a reason. We've all been there: relatives asking about your love life at a family gathering, and making you feel like a complete weirdo if you're not attached at the hip with a romantic partner. Unfortunately, this extreme pressure to be part of a twosome can lead many of us into relationships that are sub-par, and in some cases, pretty unhealthy. Which begs the question: Is it really better to be in any relationship rather than be single?