People who aren't in relationships during the holiday season might feel a bit self-conscious or lonely during this time of year as it appears that everyone else is half of a couple. Although this isn't, necessarily, factually true, it can feel that way, especially around the holidays and Valentine's Day.
Many people choose to be single as their independence is vital to their well-being, however, that is not true of everyone who is unattached.
Most people who are single date. Although some people enjoy dating, there are plenty of people who don't and who view dating as a necessary evil.