What I'm understanding from both of you (nycindie and Annabel) is that the main issue is with the unrealistic expectation that everything, especially feelings, will be perfectly equal between the unicorn and each hunter. So let's say the assumption of equal feelings is removed...does that make the scenario more plausible?
To be honest I guess I find the scenario where either party falls madly in love relatively unlikely (although certainly within the realm of possibility). In my dating experience, the vast majority of people I've dated were great to hang out with for a while, and dating them was enjoyable, but there wasn't any love or anything out of control. Sorry if this is too much of a tangent for your thread, just something I've been thinking about.