Not so interested in being the damsel anymore, but that's probable due to bad experiences with men who can only function in the role of knight, I.e. I'm not much good to them self-sufficient. Unhealthy dynamic right there, so I have learned to never need money from someone if I can help it - I have my own job and can pay my own bills. Well, now I am married and the primary breadwinner and yeah - it would be nice to have some of that pressure lifted, since I still do most domestic kthings and organizing what the kiddos need for school and other activities. My hubby has definitely taken a lot of that pressure off me, but it would nice to have someone else putting as much forward financially as I do.
I think what I take exception to is the whole damsel/knight/saved lingo. If there is a heavy piece of furniture that needs moving, it's awesome to have the man of the house get in there and do it. But I don't need or want saving -what floats my boat is having a full partner in life and all of the good and bad life throws you.
ETA that the damsel lingo is less relevant now that women can and often do make more than their spouses. We need less saving but I don't think the desire to have someone come and 'save' the day ever goes away, regardless of whether you are a helpless maiden dependent on men for everything or a strong, independent woman who wants to even out the workload. Or get a heavy box lifted