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Taylor Swift has not sworn off dating. But she's not jumping at any suitor that comes her way, either.

The 24-year-old stopped by E! News to chat with Jason Kennedy and Jesse Giddings about her upcoming pop album 1989 (available Oct. 27) and clarified the statements she made in a recent interview about her dating life.

"It's not that [I've sworn off dating] as much as I'm just very protective of my happiness," Swift explains. "I found a place in my life that feels really great and I'm not willing to compromise that for just anyone, and so, you can paraphrase that all you want into something very extreme, but they make what I say extreme no matter what I say."

She continues, "So I'm really happy about the fact that being single doesn't feel like being alone. I have love in my life, I just don't have a relationship, and that feels really natural right now."

Those are some Taylor truths right there, people. Take note.

Regardless, fans are always fascinated with the speculation of who is behind the chart-topping hits that T.Swift releases, and that's something she's always found intriguing.

"Well, what's interesting to me is that the formula for my songwriting has never changed. My sound has changed, my style has changed, so many different elements of my life have changed, but the fact that I live my life, I get inspired by my life, I write songs to deal with my life and to cope with it—some of those songs are good enough to make the albums that I put out. I'll write 100 songs and only 13 of them make the album," she began.

"But going back to what you said, it's so interesting that my songwriting method has not changed, the formula hasn't changed, but just the way the rest of the world views me has changed. So it's the same thing as me sitting in class when I was 15 and writing a song about an issue I had or a crush or a disappointment. It's just now I'm not sitting in class now, I'm on a plane across the world, but I'm still writing about my life and I swore to my fans I wouldn't change that, and I'm not going to."

Thank goodness!

Watch the clip to hear more about Taylor's upcoming album, those secret sessions and the type of guys she's into! Plus, make sure to tune in to E! News tonight at 7p.m. & 11 p.m.

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