Yes, that's actually really sad. Taylor shouldn't be disqualified from the game, she just has to play it at an accelerated level. Someone will be the guy who can handle all of the above, but we aren't convinced yet that it's Tom.
In a Facebook Live sit-down last week with The Hollywood Reporter, he was asked (in a question submitted by a fan) what he's learned about the "culture of celebrity" from his "high-profile summer."
"Wow," Tom said, perhaps a little stunned that after 20 minutes of pleasant talk about the craft, someone had lowered the boom. "Well, ah...You know, it's interesting. Um, we all sort of live in a world where, um, every phone, you know, has a camera and...There's nothing new, really, about the, um, the spotlight on me. I think there's, you know, the spotlight, that's what happens when you're a public figure. What have I learned about it? Um...I've learned to...
"I don't quite know," he turned to the camera and smiled, adding, "Maybe it's too soon to tell. But um..." he actually straightened up in his chair and continued to muse over the question. "Let me give you a proper response...I've learned that there are many sides to a story and that, um, that sometimes there are a lot of stories out there which are false." (He made a "yup, hate to break it to you" face at that point.) And the hardest thing is to try to not let those falsehoods affect your own life, that's what I would say."
Let us reiterate that those "um's" are charming, not shifty, and he's always been a bit of an "um"-er.
So with that all that being said, and the interest in their relationship not going away (never, ever), there have been signs of life in the Hiddleswift universe. Tom and Taylor started following each other on Instagram last week, and according to Us Weekly they just spent the weekend together at her place in Rhode Island after he wrapped up his L.A. interviews. There's still no pictorial evidence of the together part of their rendezvous, but we'll just continue to wait and see.
As someone more or less said, it's too soon to tell where they're going next.