Photo Credit: Courtesy of Wonderland Magazine
Taylor Swift has one of the most successful careers in country music history, but her interviews always circle back to the same thing: love. In a new conversation with Wonderland magazine, the 23-year-old singer-songwriter talks about break-ups, the single life, and the possibility of marriage.
"I have no idea if I’m going to get married or be single forever or have a family or just be on my own. You know, paint in a cottage by the ocean by myself," Swift told the magazine. "I just have no idea and I’m kind of into that. You can make a board for all the goals you want in your life with the pictures on it, and that’s great, daydreaming is wonderful, but you can never plan your future."
Taylor definitely has the right idea here. For one thing, she should probably have a relationship that lasts longer than three months before thinking about marriage. Moreover: she's 23 years old! Even if she didn't have her hands full with a mega-successful career, she shouldn't be feeling any pressure to settle down at her age. We hate how the media paints her as somebody who's hopeless in love -- Perez Hilton even used the words "old spinster!" -- when she's really just beginning to figure this out. Contrary to what she told Wonderland, Taylor obviously is focused on the future...of her career. Love may just not be a priority right now, and that's okay.
Nevertheless, Swift seems happy to talk in broad terms about her love life, which provides the fodder for most of her hits. She told the magazine that she has many emotional stages when she goes through a break-up (as in her recent split from Harry Styles).
"It’s very complex; you’re never feeling just sad," she explained. "Maybe you wake up and you feel sad, and then you get angry, and then you feel like ‘I’m fine’, and then you feel confident, and then you feel a sense of doubt, and then you’re insecure, and then there’s jealousy, and then you’re back to sad -- and then you feel fine again."
She also compared relationships to traffic lights, saying, "I just have this theory that I can only exist in a relationship if it’s a green light.” We're guessing that means she hits the brakes if everything isn't going smoothly? That sounds pretty reasonable -- and gives a new meaning to her latest album title, "Red."