Taylor Swift: “Chaos Breaks Loose” Whenever I Date Someone
Taylor Swift isn’t swearing off future high-profile romances, and is convinced extra scrutiny of her love life will follow no matter who she dates be it a celebrity or an average Joe. “You can’t say, ‘I’m never gonna date a high-profile person in the arts!'” she says in Glamour UK’s November issue. Swift continues, “But whoever I date, famous or not — whether I ever date again! — all chaos will break loose. With fabrication and frantic obsession and who likes who more and how it ended.” She says, “But right now is easy because I’m single and happy, and it’s very relaxing.”
The singer goes on to admit that she’s “never had a perfect fit with someone,” but imagines it would be a game-changer if she did. “Here’s what I’ve learned about deal-breakers. If you have enough natural chemistry with someone, you overlook every single thing that you said would break the deal,” explains Swift, noting, “I’ve seen my friends take someone back after they’ve cheated because they fit perfectly.”
Swift has one steadfast rule, though. “I never read one hateful thing said about me by some 12 year old. So I got to live an actual life,” she explains. “Just because there’s a hurricane going on around you doesn’t mean you have to open the window and look at it,” remarks Swift. The pop star further says, “You can be obsessed with the bad things people say and the good things, either way you’re obsessed with yourself and I’m not — you can become unhinged so easily. Vanity can apply to both insecurity and egotism. So I distance myself, because I feel everything.”
“The little I am exposed to hurts my feelings. The only things I can really control are my songs and my behavior,” says Swift, adding, “The rest? If I focused on it, that would lead to insanity.”
The songstress was reportedly also asked about Miley Cyrus and the VMAs, and told the magazine, “There’s room for role models who make mistakes. There’s clearly room for role models who are made fun of at award shows, not that I necessarily enjoy being poked fun at!” “But that’s gonna happen to [people] too. Whether in a board meeting or in school or on Facebook, where they’ll get humiliated publicly,” she continues. “And if I can say, ‘Yeah, I’ve taken a few hits over the years and I’m still going, I’m still happy,’ maybe that’s an example.”
She adds, “It’s not just about standing on top of the mountain with the wind blowing in your hair, looking fabulous. My priority is not seeming like the coolest person in the music industry, or hardcore, or like some bombshell.” Swift’s full interview hits newsstands on October 3.