Ryan Seacrest And Taylor Swift Dating? Sorry, Their High Tech Kiss Is All Business

Cheryl Phillips

Are Ryan Seacreast and Taylor Swift dating, or just locking lips for fun? When word got out that the American Idol host and the "Blank Space" singer kissed, it created a bit of a buzz among Taylor's fans — but rest assured their kiss seemed to be all business.

Taylor is headlining New Year's Rockin' Eve on December 31, a show that Ryan has been hosting for years. Reality TV World reports that the duo recently filmed a new promo for the upcoming special, and discussed whether or not they would kiss when the Times Square ball drops.

Seacrest, 39 and Swift, 24 stated in the promo that "everyone's been asking" if they will kiss after they usher in 2015. The clip (video above) shows them puckering up, with Swift telling viewers, "Here you are America, we're going to give you exactly what you want."

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ET Online reports that although Ryan and Taylor made it seem as if they were going to give viewers a smooch-show, they resorted to safe kissing instead.

"The tech-savvy pair instead took selfies of their kissy faces, putting their phones together to create the 2014 version of the midnight kiss."

So that means no dating and no kissing for the New Year's Rockin' Eve host and the show's headliner, at least for now. Good thing because Taylor Swift has been far too busy making headlines for her social life to add another guy into the mix.

Although she made it clear to British Vogue in a recent interview that she "couldn't picture dating anyone right now," she didn't rule out kissing — or flirting.

ET Online reports that Swift recently flirted it up on Twitter with Michael Clifford, the 5 Seconds of Summer guitarist. Matty Healy, the 1975 lead singer, admitted to swapping phone numbers with Taylor, although it's not known if they went out or if they just like collecting phone numbers. Rumors have also been flying about Taylor Swift dating One Direction's Harry Styles again, and then there's that rumored kiss with Victoria's Secret model Karlie Kloss.

With all of that going on, along with preparing for the upcoming Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve performance, it's highly doubtful that Swift has time for more than a promo shoot with Ryan Seacrest — and maybe he doesn't have time for her either. After all, he was spotted getting a kiss from Meghan Trainor at the KIIS Jingle Ball last week.

— ellen k (@officialellenk) December 6, 2014

Then again, this is Hollywood and to quote Justin Bieber, "Never say never."

[Image: ET Online]