It's easy to idealize someone that you don't know.
Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations.
Many mathematicians derive part of their self-esteem by feeling themselves the proud heirs of a long tradition of rational thinking; I am afraid they idealize their cultural ancestors.
Young men make great mistakes in life; for one thing, they idealize love too much.
Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations. Don't over-analyse your relationships. Stop playing games. A growing relationship can only be nurtured by genuineness.
We tend to idealize tolerance, then wonder why we find ourselves infested with losers and nut cases.