Max, I think you're doing the right thing by NOT caving in to pressure to have kids, whether it's from family or anyone else.everyone thinks, I'm kidding when I say that I don't want kids because when they see with them. I t looks like that's what I want to them. I get sooooo much pressure from girls saying" oh that seems like that's what makes you happy. you're so good with kids. it's like you're one of them". I'm sure I'd be a great proctologist as well. That doesn't mean I want to be one.
By the way, my childfree uncle didn't get married for the first and only time until he was 48, and his wife was a great gal and also childfree. They enjoyed a happy, childfree marriage for 27 years, until she passed away. My uncle passed away eight years later. They enjoyed life on THEIR terms, and didn't apologize for their decision to anyone. I always admired them for that.
I guess my point is that finding a childfree partner IS possible, so I'd say don't give up completely. Although it's probably a good idea to take a break from the "dating game" for a while.:-)