This is just something I've observed over the last several years and figured it would be a good discussion topic.
I have come across numerous men who seem to have what I have come to call the "savior complex". Now, none of these men were romantic involvements, but mainly acquaintances. We'll use one of them as an example as he proved to be the most severe.
The idea that a single woman has been used and abused by past partners and he would be so much better because he will "treat you like a real woman" (please excuse me while I laugh at this). Even when its pointed out that you were not used, he seems to insist on it.
Holds onto the idea that a single mother is always stressed out, unhappy and needs someone to help her. Often times will bring up situations past that "prove" their point, sometimes exaggerating what really took place to make it sound as if you were weak and at your breaking point. Willfully blind to how well you're doing.
Feels that women "need a companion" to feel complete and sees women who enjoy being single as just putting on an act. Claims they are not truly happy and want a man to come and save them.
This is just one extreme example, obviously. But I've seen and heard milder variations of this from others. I find it annoying, honestly.
What are your thoughts?