Taylor Swift Talks Independence and Dating, Admits ‘I’ve Never Really Had a Long Relationship’

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Taylor Swift is notorious for her serial dating ways, but apparently, there’s a reason behind her many splits. The “Red” singer opened up to Vibe magazine for their December 2012/January 2013 issue, and gave some insight as to why her relationships don’t last very long.

“Independence is something I’ve always needed, from when I was young,” Taylor said. The country star, who most recently split from One Direction‘s Harry Styles earlier this year continued, “but I love the idea of romance and falling in love. I’ve never really had a long relationship. So that’s something I think about for the future. It’s an interesting part of my personality: Part of me just wants to be alone.”

According to Taylor, one of the main reasons for her need of independence stems from her astrological sign. “I’m a Sagittarius, which means, you know, I’m blindly optimistic, I love to travel, I’m always up for adventure but also always want something new. Sagittarians are really independent, and we like our space. We’re drawn to love but battle for that need for independence.”

Over the last few years, Taylor has been linked to singer John Mayer, actor Jake Gyllenhaal, Twilight star Taylor Lautner, as well as Conor Kennedy, to name a few. Coincidentally, most fellas have songs written about them, to which Taylor credits as her version of risk taking. “Different people take their chances in different ways. Some people take fashion risks, or in their lives and what they say, or they give really edgy interviews. I leave the risks to my music. I let it speak from where my life is. I don’t take risks fashion-wise, I don’t take risks in the way I live my life. But I leave my risks to my music.”

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