What's the reason for this phenomenon?
A few years ago I wrote my bachelor thesis about "using fairy motifs in film". Could fairy tales and hollywood movies be the reason why women want to be rescued?
Or should we look at another point of life: our society, our culture? Could it be possible that we are scared of dealing with life on our own? Do we grow up with the idea, handling life is not possible without a relationship? Aren't we able to manage life alone?
Would be glad reading answers of women and men. I'm excited if the answer depends on gender ;-)