Not everyone sees love from the same point of view...or even what you could call a positive one. Consider George Bernard Shaw who wrote, "Love is the gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everybody else." Intrinsic to Shaw's comments is the notion that individuals idealize their romantic partners, seeing virtues in them that may not be apparent to other observers. One of the greatest challenges in dating is taking off those rose-colored glasses before plunging into a serious relationship; however, once the decision feels good and commitments have been made, it is good to have some positive illusions about your mate. Keeping those positive images is one predictor of relationship success.