Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston’s romance has been so long-winding that this time around, the Twitterverse is crying “staged romance” as psychologists weigh in on the meaning behind Taylor’s gestures toward her lover. When you have been under media glare for so long, and with no end in sight, people do tend to get agitated. And this is exactly what’s happening right now.
After Rome, Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston’s next stop was Italy. So naturally, people are asking where to next, and for how long will this extended romance play on the global rumor mill? Well at this point it seems that nobody can answer this question. For all you know, Swift and Hiddleston could be playing it by ear, too.
Here’s what we know about romantic love, which is obviously what Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston are experiencing right now. Dubbed as the old black magic, romantic love is a potent feeling that is defined by a roller coaster ride. As such, it is short-lived unlike conjugal love or the so-called mature love.
Right now, under the spell of romantic love, both Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston are overflowing with a body chemical called phenylethylamine. Found in big concentration in chocolates, this natural chemical is mass-produced by the human body to power all the vivid sensations that come with it, one of which is the tendency to look at the world through rose-tinted spectacles.
However, much like a chocolate addiction, the body soon runs out of steam, only to launch into a withdrawal symptom that mimics alcohol addiction to a limited degree. In their much-photographed romantic trysts, no one has seen Taylor Swift or Tom Hiddleston indulging in chocolate, so there’s a good chance that this romantic love that they are feeling for each other could die down soon for lack of an artificial source.
Still, the Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston romance can go down in history as the most-watched love affair of all time, judging from fan reactions around the world. In fact, even non-fans are being drawn into the romance as pictures of the couple pile on the Internet and on social media.
A clue to the historical impact of the Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston romance is how it has so many different names: Hiddleswift, Swoki, and Swiddleton all refer to the same thing. By far, the Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber love team has only one name to call itself, and that is, Jelena, which by now, is moribund in stature.
If there is anyone familiar with the love story of Romeo and Juliet, it will be Tom Hiddleston who is British and therefore, keenly aware of Sir William Shakespeare’s most popular work. And of course, Taylor Swift for her part must know the story by heart, having written a song about it once. Well, according to Mirror, Taylor Swift has been reduced to a giggling schoolgirl as Tom Hiddleston casts an Old English romance spell on his Juliet.
Mirror has consulted Judi James, a body language expert, to unravel the psychology behind Taylor’s recent smitten gestures in the public eye. Accordingly, James concludes as follows.
“Tom seems to be every woman’s ideal charmer though and it’s clear from Taylor’s response that she adores a bit of what she probably considers to be typical English wooing.”
Meanwhile, Twitterverse tells a totally different story, as follows.
“Twitter users blasted them [Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston] on the social networking site, claiming the photos look staged and the pair are going overboard as they packed on the PDA and took photographs of each other.”
It will certainly be wrong to brand Taylor Swift as a “victim” (i.e., giggling schoolgirl) in this amorous situation since she is quite experienced with dating and relationships, as Access Hollywood shows. In fact, in a span of seven years, Swift has dated seven different men up to Calvin Harris, and now eight, with Tom Hiddleston accounted for. Experience certainly accounts for a lot. If Hiddleswift is not the first time that Taylor Swift has fallen in love, then surely, she has more control of the situation than we give her credit.
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