Taylor Swift Says She's Never Had a "Great Love"

Singer tells InStyle her early ideas about romance "came from a daydreamy prince-and-princess place"

By Zach Johnson Oct 11, 2013 2:12 PMTags
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Taylor Swift's little black book is full of famous names, but the singer says she's yet to meet the love of her life. The 23-year-old country singer covers the November issue of InStyle, where she shares her thoughts on romance, jealousy and more.

"I think that you can love people without it being the great love," says the country cutie, whose notable exes include Joe Jonas, Taylor Lautner, Jake Gyllenhaal, Harry Styles and John Mayer. Swift credits her collaborator and friend Ed Sheeran with changing her perspective on happily ever after.

"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," she explains. "I've never had that in one person."


Swift's early ideas about romance "came from a daydreamy prince-and-princess place," she adds. But when I actually experienced it, I realized it wasn't those things. It can be—but not always."

The single singer notes that her taste in men is at times questionable. Still, she has faith that her Mr. Right is right around the corner."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," she tells the mag. "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."


And while she may be a global superstar, the multiple Grammy winner isn't immune from being envious of other people in relationships. "I feel jealousy, but I've been trying to channel it into mutual admiration and inspiration," she explains. "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. "

The November issue of InStyle hits newsstands on Friday, Oct. 18.