Pop star Taylor Swift is refraining from jumping back into the dating game until she meets the “one-in-a-million” man of her dreams.
The Love Story hitmaker has been taking a break from romance in recent months after enjoying a long list of high-profile relationships with beaus including Harry Styles, Jake Gyllenhaal, John Mayer and Joe Jonas, and she admits spending time by herself and with close friends and family has given her a whole new perspective on life. She tells People magazine, “I used to be fascinated by romance. Now I’m more realistic… The last couple of years have been about defining life on my own terms. Being on my own, prioritizing my girlfriends, my family and my music above everything else and trying things I never thought I’d try. It’s a really liberating and freeing time.”
But that doesn’t mean Swift has given up on finding lasting love – instead, she is choosing to wait for ‘The One’ as the thought of facing the paparazzi to date a new string of suitors gives her a panic attack.
She explains, “I’m not going to compromise the happiness and independence that I’ve found for just anybody. The idea of a date gives me a partial panic attack! It includes 40 paparazzi cameras shooting through windows at us, and that’s not relaxing or alluring for me. That makes me want to crawl under the couch and hide! But I’m fine! I have two cats, that’s all I need. “It would take an astonishing human being for me to even consider getting back into a relationship. It would take something really, really, really, really different – a kind of one-in-a-million person for me to face all that. “I don’t have any kind of idea who I’d want to be with, because I don’t have any pieces missing from my life right now. I’m not looking for anything to complete me. I think that’s a nice place to be.”