Taylor Swift understands that she doesn’t have the best taste in men, but does have at least one part of dating down — the breakup.
The country-pop star has been famous for her string of brief relationships that tend to flame out in spectacular fashion, leaving her with a broken heart and fodder for angry breakup songs.
Now, Taylor recognizes that it’s at least a little bit her own fault.
“I think it needs to change,” she told InStyle. “My friends tease me about the fact that if someone seems bad or shady or like they have a secret, I find them incredibly interesting. That’s just a phase I’ve been in lately. I don’t think this should be how I proceed in life. It’s important to be self-aware about these things because you don’t want to end up with that guy.”
In fact, for all her boyfriends — Taylor Lautner, John Mayer, Conor Kennedy, Harry Styles — Taylor said she’s never been in a true-love, head-over-heels relationship.
“I haven’t been [in a relationship] in a long time. I’d like to think if you’re with the right person, you just feel great about things you’ve never felt great about before. At least that’s how I’ve heard it’s supposed to be. I wouldn’t know.”
But Taylor admitted she’s great at one part of relationships — ending them.
“Sometimes you know after two dates that you’re not the right fit,” she said. “And sometimes you know you’re not the right fit, and you fall for it anyway. One thing I’ve learned that I’m proud of – drum roll, please – is when to walk away. I’ve had some short relationships because I know when to do that.”
Taylor Swift is single now, but she said she’s got a great friendship with singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran. The two have been on tour together for the past few months and grown into a close relationship, Taylor said, denying rumors that the two had a more romantic connection.