Taylor Swift: Why Is She Still Single?

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift just might be more famous for her quick, high profile relationships than her hit country songs. Even Swift freely admits that most of her albums are inspired by her falling in love, breaking-up, and having her heart broken. However, lately Taylor Swift has not dated anyone, and fans are starting to wonder why is the country singer still single?

In the past, Swift has been publicly linked to many famous celebrities. Joe Jonas, Taylor Lautner, Conor Kennedy, John Mayer, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Harry Styles have all been romantically involved with the country singer. Swift has also been linked to singer Adam Young, from Owl City, and the late Corey Montenith, from Glee, although they never publicly dated, the singer did write a song about both men.

When Swift’s romances began to follow a pattern of intense adoration, followed by a quick and messy breakup, the country singer became the target of many jokes. The media, and even some fans, started to question whether Swift was the problem. The country singer seemed to jump into relationships very quickly, spend every second with her boyfriend, and then break up in a dramatic way. Then, everything that went wrong in the relationship would be fully documented in a song, for her fans to dissect.

Tabloids splashed every coffee run and outing Swift made with her boyfriends across the front pages. Fans bought into the fantasy that the current man Taylor was dating was the perfect one, because they seemed so in love. However, to the constant growing disappointment of fans, the couple would break up a few weeks later, and Swift would spill what went wrong in a new song. Many jokes were made about Swift dating famous men, only to get a hit song out of them.

After splitting from Harry Styles, Taylor Swift has remained single. It has been a very long time since she has been linked to anyone romantically. It’s possible that the singer’s publicity team has encouraged her to stop dating so publicly, for fear of a backlash among her fans. It makes sense, since Swift has built her brand on being a wholesome and ladylike role model. Dating so many people, in such a quick succession, would give anyone a reputation as someone who gets around. That image is definitely something that would hurt Swift’s brand.

Since Taylor Swift has not been linked to anyone publicly in a very long time, perhaps the singer is also aware of her reputation with men. Because Swift dates men that her fans have crushes on, she may also be aware that dating these men and discarding them so quickly, might alienate her female fans too. Or perhaps it’s not a Swift’s choice at all, but men have started avoiding her, because they are leery about being put into a song if it doesn’t work out.

With a new album to write, it might worry fans that Taylor Swift has been single for so long. What would the singer write about, if not about the perfection of new love and the anguish of a breakup? Swift could write about finding herself, outside of a relationship and growing up in the process. That is something a lot of fans could relate to. However, Swift may have kept her dating low profile, to keep her managers happy, but continued to see people under the radar. Only her next album will tell us.

Opinion By Sara Petersen

Daily Mail
The Boston Globe

18 Responses to "Taylor Swift: Why Is She Still Single?"

  1. the worlds biggest owl citizen   August 29, 2014 at 11:15 am

    I was hoping that you would mention more about adam young of owl city..

  2. GRIFFEN TERVALDI   August 23, 2014 at 8:41 am

    First Elizabeth. You obviosly have jealousy issues. Second why don’t you save your un-intellectual commentary for people such as yourself who neither have a brain nor use it. You should understand This much rthe reason mst older guys date younger women is obvious unless you are an idiot like Elizabeth. They do so to feel younger themselves and because of the common misconception that younger women have a better chance of getting pregnant and giving birth to healthier babies. Elizabeth should also noye that though she herself is a sad hopeless poor euse of a female Taylor Swift is young and had no prior experience being popular or dating. She hit stardom and got famous the started dating. She does not seek out losers because she is famous you simple minded fool. They are attracted to her because of her fame and she hasn’t quite figured out that good looks or popularity doesn’t mean you are intelligent or decent. Take Heart Taylor not all men are complete morons. Sadly Elizabeth there is no hope for you stupidity is not curable.

  3. Elizabeth   July 28, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    Her name is pretty appropriate. If she didn’t want the attention she wouldn’t behave like a troll nor stalk high profile men in order to have them hang off her arm like a trophy for a little while…The men she “dates” do her for a time till it gets boring then move on quickly. Matthew Gray Gubler was soooo obvious in his sly attempts at discretion and respect when he stated that he didn’t want either of them to have their feelings hurt…More likely once his intrigue and hormones had been attended to he leapt out of the way quickly before the slander of him began…By the way, what kind of man is only able to date women that are much younger than him??? Says a lot of him and oof her.

  4. Sofia   July 11, 2014 at 9:04 am

    Maybe you should mind your own business. If she wants to date, she will. If she wants to date 109737373 people, it’s still none of your business. Please stay away from her life. You feel the news to scrutinise every aspect of her life: her songs, her love life, her friendships. Everything she does, she gets mocked for and joked about. She will never win, if she dates, it’s all “omg what a slut, is there somebody that she didn’t date”, and now it’s been nearly two years that she didn’t you’ve got the guts to ask why she’s not dating.
    Her love life is definitely not what defines her. If you think that she sold out stadiums everywhere in the world because of her boyfriends then you’ve got it all wrong.

  5. swiftie :)   July 11, 2014 at 1:30 am

    it annoys me how they complain and bully taylor because she is dating someone, but now they can’t figure out why she is single. i mean, come on.

    I am a fan of taylor’s music so i don’t really care if she is single or not because in the end its her life

  6. Corinne   July 10, 2014 at 8:35 am

    It may also have to do with the fact that she was touring non-stop for fifteen months. That is not exactly grounds for finding a man..

    • Emily Otremba   July 10, 2014 at 2:19 pm


  7. Melissa   July 9, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    maybe its none of you business she’s single because every time she dates anyone she gets Hate/made fun for it or gets called a whore

    • Jeff   July 10, 2014 at 7:23 am

      If the shoe fits…

    • Emily Otremba   July 10, 2014 at 2:18 pm

      100% agree

  8. bubies   July 9, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    lol I’m a big fan and I don’t care if she is single or not, just give me that album 5 already Taylor.

  9. Swiftie   July 9, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    Swifties don’t care. Maybe the media cares too much a bout her dating life, but that’s not at all what we focus on. We happen to love her for what a wonderful and outgoing person she is at heart and not just because of her boyfriend count (which, might I add, is 6).

    • Emily Otremba   July 10, 2014 at 2:19 pm


  10. Amanda   July 9, 2014 at 2:58 pm


    • tiff   July 11, 2014 at 1:25 am

      i totally agree with you, the media is just too obsessed when it comes to her dating life. she doesn’t deserve this.

  11. ali reza shahmansouri   July 9, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    this a big realitionship we had with my girlfriend in business and love but after two year she didn’t respect to anything and never called me .this a big publicity romance for our fate.i still love her and i hope one day she’ll call me

  12. cameron   July 9, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    As I a woman, I wish for once that women wouldn’t scream sexism about media but they are always the ones that write articles that Taylor Swift date too much. When is it a bad thing for a young girl to date how many men she wants to until she finds the right fit. I suppose you want Taylor to settle down at the ripe old age of 24 or should she stay in a toxic relationship because its makes the public feel better. I’ve never read an article about Leo D that points out that he’s dated practically the whole VS model catalogue and he should stop or people won’t go see his movies.

  13. Hannah   July 9, 2014 at 9:55 am

    who the heck cares if she is still single!? She just hasn’t found the right guy and being single is not bad! Leave her alone!


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