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Taylor Swift: Life Can Be Romantic Without Having a Romance

Taylor Swift: Life Can Be Romantic Without Having a Romance

Taylor Swift sparkles in the snow on the December 2014 cover of British Cosmopolitan, on newsstands and Apple Newsstand November 4.

Here’s what the 24-year-old singer/songwriter told the mag during the shoot, which is being used across 23 international editions of Cosmopolitan:

On feminism: “My girlfriends and I talk a lot about feminism and the inequality between the way men and women are talked about. The kind of things we say are, ‘Why is it mischievous, fun and sexy if a guy has a string of lovers that he’s cast aside; loved and left? Yet if a woman dates three or four people in an eight-year period she is a serial dater and it gives some 12-year-old the idea to call her a ‘slut’ on the internet?’ It’s not the same for boys, it just isn’t and that’s a fact.”

On dating: “People will say, let me set you up with someone, and I’m just sitting there saying, ‘That’s not what I’m doing. I’m not lonely; I’m not looking.’ They just don’t get it. I’ve learned that just because someone is cute and wants to date you, that’s not a reason to sacrifice your independence and allow everyone to say whatever they want about you. I’m not doing that anymore.”

On being happy without love: “It’d take someone really special for me to undergo the circumstances I have to go through to experience a date. I don’t know how I would ever have another person in my world trying to have a relationship with me, or a family. The best answer I can come up with now is ‘go at it alone. Life can be romantic without having a romance. I’m very attracted to how happy I am now.”

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Photos: James White/Cosmopolitan
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  • Alina

    She needs to stop talking about dating or non dating, she’s so focused on love even if she isn’t. Her new album still has songs about ex boyfriends, the fact that she wrote so many songs about boys does not sustain her opinion on feminism. People who like being on their own without a relationship don’t feel the need to talk about it, they just are. She went from serial dater to anti love? Yeah right.

  • smmy33

    And Taylor Swift’s world-wide domination continues to reign supreme as she graces the cover on 23 international editions of Cosmopolitan including Britain, France, Italy, Spain, South Africa and Korea.

  • Sim

    Alina… Get a life , you’re so lame.

    It’s music , 90% of music are about relationship bad or good , break- ups, love or sex, even if it has nothing to do with the artists real life …what’s she going to sing about the weather.

    Chicks like you give feminist a bad name, all these ridiculous arguments and rules all couched under feminism.

  • Bob

    What kind of person constantly needs to make sure we know about their relationships with the opposite s€x?

  • solargeknowles

    Solidarity is for white women.

    I love how Taylor and every other white female celebrity can declare herself a feminist, without being told they are not feminist for whatever petty reasons people have.

  • sky

    Pix a really photoshopped.

  • Canon Lyn

    Finally, a young woman who gets it that men can weigh you down more than help you fly. She’s flying already. She can afford to be choosy and not date at all until she finds someone who can enhance her life rather than narrow it. Go Taylor!

  • LOL

    “the fact that she wrote so many songs about boys does not sustain her opinion on feminism” what??? What has wrtiting songs about past relationships to do with feminism??? Do you actually know what feminism is? Everybody has the right to write about past relationships, doesnt matter if you are a feminist or not. This has nothing to do with feminism.

  • Ugh

    Hooray, another 20 year old that doesn’t understand the definition of feminism. There are hundreds of easily accessed dictionaries on the internet , so you really have no excuse.

  • auntjdfejmh

    My dear friends ** Bisexual chats.c0/m/ Just for every bisexual friend. tytujy

  • TheRezumee .

    That’s good, since no one wants to date her anyway. She’s so desperate for guys that she’s talking how she don’t need them so they would stop being scared.

    And what’s with feminism? Every chick talks about it like they no a single shit. They don’t.

  • Nika

    She is super rich, beautiful, smart and still single. Omg I’m gonna be alone forever with 70 cats in my house.

  • Tom James

    She sure loves to talk about how she’s not dating anyone. She’s on a media blitz with her new album this week, which is understandable, but she now constantly goes on and on and on and on about how she’s not dating anyone. It all sounds very PR-focused rather than being sincere.

  • Heather

    It’s not that she directly wants to talk about her dating life, people ask her these questions. Is she supposed to be rude and not answer?

  • suzybel

    And that’s probably because she’s in love with herself.