Looks like the seemingly never-ending stream of Taylor Swift breakup songs is running dry — maybe for good. The 24-year-old’s pop star blames the level of her fame and accompanying intense scrutiny of her personal life as to why she’s given up on looking for Mr. Right.
The ‘Love Story’ singer, who has famously dated (and sung about) John Mayer, Joe Jonas, Taylor Lautner, Jake Gyllenhall and Harry Styles, told Rolling Stone last month that she hasn’t been on a date in 18 months, She is quoted as saying: “I feel like watching my dating life has become a bit of a national pastime. And I’m just not comfortable providing that kind of entertainment anymore. I don’t like seeing slide shows of guys I’ve apparently dated.”
She adds: “I don’t like giving comedians the opportunity to make jokes about me at awards shows. I don’t like it when headlines read ‘Careful, Bro, She’ll Write a Song About You,’ because it trivializes my work. And most of all, I don’t like how all these factors add up to build the pressure so high in a new relationship that it gets snuffed out before it even has a chance to start. And so, I just don’t date.”
Before anyone takes issue with her complaints about fame, Swift acknowledges that while she has “issues with it,” she also says “but at the end of the day, I can’t be ungrateful, because I chose this.”
In the November issue of British Vogue, the ‘Shake It Off’ singer again talked about the difficulties of dating, saying: “Dating or finding someone is the last thing on my mind, because I can’t picture how it could work with the way my life is. I don’t know how a guy is supposed to walk next to his girlfriend when there are 20 men with cameras, and he can’t protect his girlfriend because that’s the life she chose. I just don’t see how it could work, so I don’t think about it, and I kind of run from it when it presents itself.”
Contrary to rumors that the reason the four-time multiplatinum-album-maker and seven-time Grammy winner runs through boyfriends so quickly is that she’s an extremely high maintenance and difficult girlfriend, she adds: “[Guys] think that they would want to get to know me, and maybe date me, but I don’t think they want what comes with it.”
It’s not that she’s unhappy about the direction her life is headed. She is quoted in the Rolling Stone interview as saying: “”I really like my life right now. I have friends around me all the time. I’ve started painting more. I’ve been working out a lot. I’ve started to really take pride in being strong. I lovethe album I made. I love that I moved to New York. So in terms of being happy, I’ve never been closer to that.”
Concentrating on work instead of romance, Swift talked to Vogue about hernew album ‘1989,‘ saying: “This time around I’ve chosen the brave and bold way of going about things. Because with this album I’ve completely changed the sound of everything I’ve done until now. So it’s interesting to not be afraid of that. You know, I don’t want to hurt people’s feelings, I don’t want to betray Nashville, whatever, but essentially it comes down to challenging yourself as an artist.”