Can you ever be genuinely happy if you're single?
Yvonne Mahon (25), Naas, Kildare Yes. If you can't be happy single, you'll never be happy in a relationship. You need to be able to survive on your own.
Aileen O'Shea (23), Portobello Yes, absolutely. You have to be happy being single before you are in a relationship. Just being with someone else isn't going to make you happy.
Muireann O'Keeffe (24), Co Dublin I think that you can be happy being single but life is probably a bit easier if you're attached. A partner can be a great support.
Christina Sula (19), Blanchardstown Yes, because I'm single now and I'm very happy. I don't have to tell anyone where I'm going or when I'll be back.
Hilary Price (26), Athlone Yes. Some people may be in the wrong relationship and would be better off single.
Claire O'Callaghan (19), Dundrum It depends on the personality. I like alone time but when I get to my 30s I would like to settle down. I think most people want to eventually be in a relationship.
-- chloe slattery