This may be hard to believe but pop star Taylor Swift doesn’t understand why anyone would date her. Currently, the singer is promoting her new album 1989, and to do that she’s talking about her love life, which has been written about ad nauseum due to one high profile romance after another.
On her catchy single “Shake It Off” Swift takes critics up to task, as she sings about how people say she can’t keep a man, and that’s all she can talk about. Instead of opening up about another break up, she’s turning the microscope on herself, and how impossible it is to keep relationships under the glare of a protruding lens.
In an interview with British Vogue, the singer, who has dated everyone from Jake Gylenhaal to Taylor Lautner, doesn’t get how dating her is a reality for men.
“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.”
Swift analyzes the situation she put herself in by choosing to be in this industry. As millennials grow up, Swift is a part of the first generation of celebrities that go into the business knowing that camera phones and different devices will invade their private moments. Even ex-boyfriend Gyllenhaal didn’t have to deal that invasion when he was coming up in his Donnie Darko days.
“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.”
She continues, “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. ‘Cause I don’t think any guy really…they 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.”
This isn’t the first time Taylor Swift has been open about the challenges of being famous, and carrying on a long lasting relationship. Being genuine is a big deal to the star. Two years ago, she told Vogue that looks can be deceiving.
“If someone doesn’t seem to want to get to know me as a person but instead seems to have kind of bought into the whole idea of me and he approves of my Wikipedia page? That’s maybe something to be aware of. That will fade fast.”
It’s a good thing Swift is just paying attention to her upcoming album 1989, which hits stores on October 27.