I've been single for years, which is fine by me, mainly because I'm more interested in pursuing life goals and making progress in my field of work. However, every time my parents call me, they complain that I haven't gotten into a relationship yet (they feel like they should already have grandchildren by now), and lately not only my friends - but even members of the opposite sex that I have idle chat with on random occasions, end up asking me during conversations how comes I'm not in a relationship yet.
I'm not particularly interested in a relationship, but constantly having people pester me about it makes me wonder if it would be fine to just seek out a random partner from dating sites or whatever other meetup options are available, just to have a better answer when somebody says there's something wrong with my life because I'm still single at my age.
I feel like it would be unfair for a potential partner if I'm not really interested in them and only force myself to be with them. Sure, there's the chance that we'll end up compatible, but also a more likely chance that I'll just get bored of them and have to cut it off eventually - which might hurt them if they didn't realize that's how I felt all along.
However, obviously, if I told them right away that I'm "not really interested" and only "giving it a chance" or "doing it out of necessity" with a passive tone, they wouldn't want to be a in a relationship with me to begin with.
I don't want to lie to a different person about something like this, but I was never attracted to someone on first sight, and it would probably take me a long time of knowing someone until I can decide if I like them enough to be a long term partner or not. For the longest time, I thought maybe "one day, I'll just meet the one", but seeing as this hasn't happened for many years and nothing in my daily routine is changing, it seems like I need to take action.
Answers with examples and similar experiences would be appreciated, but just personal opinions with insight on the matter are fine too.
Just to make it clear: This question is specifically about whether it is acceptable go out with someone, knowing from the start that you're not interested in them in any way (neither romantic or sexual), just to satisfy a personal need to "not be single". This isn't about forcing someone to go out with you if they're not interested, or about tricking someone into thinking you're interested when you're not.