Coming from a single self acclaimed independent woman. I am not proud about being independent but it just so happens that I’m more self reliant than dependent. With that being said, I firmly believe that people aren’t born to be alone. Two proud together make one whole. God made us males and females to support and balance each other out. There’s no shame in scoring the need for someone to complete and balance you. But society enforces this whole 'single' ideal that’s not healthy. You are right, a bf and a gf are important for mental health and sharing their stressors and dealing with them together helping each other out. Also, scientifically speaking cuddling and touching releases a hormone that is an anti depressant!! Loved reading your article, thanks!