(NEW YORK) — In April, Taylor Swift said that she could “be single forever,” and there’s a good reason.
“Right now is easy because I’m single and happy,” the singer told Glamour UK. “It’s very relaxing.”
However, Swift, 23, who has stepped out with the likes of Jake Gyllenhaal and Harry Styles, knows that she has a reputation as a serial dater — and she thinks it’s pretty sexist.
“Well the way it works, as I’ve learned recently is if you reach a point in your career where things are going very well, public perception needs a ‘Yeah, but’. Like, ‘Yeah, but she’s been on a lotta dates apparently.’ ‘Yeah, but I hear she’s crazy.’ I think you’ll find it has a lot to do with being a woman,” she explained. “And I resent that. That there has to be some downside to your personality or lifestyle if you’re a woman and successful. But I’m not gonna say to my guy friends, ‘No, I can’t go to lunch because people will say we’re dating.’ I just reject the idea I have to change the way I live my life.”
That also means going out with whomever she’d like, whenever she’d like. When asked if she’d ever date another celebrity, she said she couldn’t say. However, she noted, “whoever I date, famous or not – whether I ever date again! – all chaos will break loose.”
She also has learned that deal-breakers don’t actually exist, because “if you have enough natural chemistry with someone, you overlook every single thing that you said would break the deal.” That includes cheating.
“It does happen though. I’ve seen my friends take someone back after they’ve cheated because they fit perfectly,” she said. “But I don’t know, because I’ve never had a perfect fit with someone.”
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Kayla Nelson, Idaho State University Marketing and Communication
Sara Sidner and Jason Kravarik, CNN Newswire