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Appearing on the cover of the latest issue of U.K.’s Glamour magazine, the multi-platinum selling artist explained how a part of the media has fabricated stories about her love life.
“Yeah, I do feel jaded about relationships, to be honest,” she said. “I think the media has sent me a really unfair message over the past couple of years, which is that I’m not allowed to date for excitement, or fun, or new experiences or learning lessons.”
“I’m only allowed to date if it’s for a lasting, multiple-year relationship. Otherwise I’m a, quote, ‘serial dater’. Or, quote, ‘boy crazy,'” Taylor continued.
“The narrative has been so wrong, every time it was the same. It’s ‘Taylor spotted talking to this guy, she’s chasing him.’ They create a beginning to the story that didn’t happen most of the time, so then they have to create an ending. So they always go to the same fabricated ending that every other tabloid has used in my story, which is, ‘She got too clingy’, or ‘Taylor has too many emotions, she scared him away’.Which has honestly never been the reason for any of my break-ups. You know what has been the reason? The media. You take something very fragile, like trying to get to know someone, and it feels like walking out into the middle of a gladiator arena with someone you’ve just met. And all of a sudden the public and the media are allowed to say thumbs up or thumbs down. So I just don’t try it any more,” she explained.
Regarding her friends, the singer, 25, feels “really lucky to have about ten friends, like Karlie and Lena and Selena,” who she can always rely on.
It is well known that Swift is very close to her fans. Back in February, she made a breakup list for a heartbroken fan.
“I know it makes it harder for other artists once I say something like that, because then they have to go online and get to know their fans a bit,” she said. “But it’s not hard at all. Now I can afford to go shopping for Christmas presents for them and ship it across an ocean. I can go on Tumblr, I can find their blog, I can figure out all this information about them, have my web team email and say, ‘Hey, you seem like a great fan, do you mind giving us your address and we can send you some merch.’ It’s not hard. And it actually keeps me sane.”
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