Taylor Swift Talks About Her Love Life — And Growing up!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Taylor SwiftTAYLOR Swift has opened up to Parade magazine!

In an interview with Rory Evans, the country music singer talks about the challenges of staying grounded while living her dream, her big romantic regret and more.

On her love life: “Things change so quickly. I have no idea who’s going to be a recurring character and who’s just a guest star for one episode. Love is fascinating. Wishing for it, pining for it, and the anger that comes when you lose it. I used to think that I could figure out some pattern to love, like if you don’t text a guy back for a half hour, he’ll like you more. But there is no pattern. Absolutely nothing is predictable in love or in life.”

On the bittersweet mea culpa Back to December, from her new album Speak Now: “Guys get what they deserve in my songs, and if they deserve an apology, they should get one. There was someone who was absolutely wonderful to me and I dropped the ball, and I needed to say all that.”

On growing up: “I still have mixed feelings about what growing up is — this thing that happens to everyone, so I’ve heard.”

On the pain of being a teenage outsider: “If I was going through a really tough day at school and I didn’t have anyone to talk to or sit with at lunch, I would say to myself over and over again, ‘It’s okay because I can write a song about this later.’”