You should want to be in a relationship... not need one. When you need a relationship, you can end up ignoring red flags, and that leads to nothing but heartache and problems later. Settling for what you don't actually want just for the sake of being with someone doesn't work. At best, it leads to resentment and unhappiness. At worst, it leads to depression and a feeling of inadequacy. Take your time and don't settle. Bottom line: If you can't be happy by yourself, you can't be happy in a relationship.