In the November issue of InStyle, Taylor Swift opens up about mean girls, bad boys, and knowing when to walk away:
On her insecurities:
“Every single part of me has been dissected at some point or another by a blog writer or a 14-year-old girl on a comments page who says something really terrible. Or someone in middle school who points out [fakes a mean girl voice], “You have little eyes.”
On whether she’s ever been in love:
“I think that you can love people without it being the great love. Ed [Sheeran] said something that really resonated with me. He says there are different kinds of love: There’s physical attraction, mental attraction, and emotional attraction; there’s also comfort and obsession. You need to have all of those things in one person. You have to mentally respect them, be physically attracted, and have a comfort level. You’re obsessed with them, yet you also know they’re going to stay. I’ve never had that in one person.”
On what she looks for in a man:
“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.”
“I feel jealousy, but I’ve been trying to channel it into mutual admiration and inspiration,” says Swift. “If someone has a really great boyfriend or career, I think, it’s cool that happens. Now I have proof it can happen. Maybe that’s out there for me someday. “
“Early on, my ideas about love came from a daydreamy prince-and-princess place. But when I actually experienced it, I realized it wasn’t those things. It can be- but not always.”
On the difference between performing in a concert versus on an awards show:
“If you slip and fall at your concert, fans are going to laugh with you. They’ll put it on YouTube – but it’s going to be like a joke we’re all in on. They aren’t hoping I’ll fall. But at an awards show you know there are at least a few people thinking, Trip, trip, trip!”
Fashion Credits: Burberry Prorsum sweater, H. Stern Bracelet
The November issue of InStyle hits newsstands on Friday, October 18.
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