It is very easy to get caught up in what others want you to do or what others think is best for you. Sometimes without even knowing it over time we do things that is pleasing to the people around us and not for the creator of this world and our life. The worse we can do is worry about what others think of us. Instead of being concerned about what God wants us to do or of being concerned about what he has destined for us.
Being single doesn't have to be a bad thing. It is actually a blessing. I say this because while single, you can really work on yourself and your well being. I remember, while in a relationship I worked on a couple of the essential things of life that I am going to go over below. I never worked on or developed them all at once. Now that I am single, I am able to focus on all 5. Granted, I fall short more times than I want too, but while in a relationship I was very much distracted and of course an emotional wreck.