Given that Taylor Swift has penned a breakup anthem for every beau who's done her wrong, making each one a target of her biting lyrics, one might think that Swift has a fiery temper when it comes to dating. But according to Swift, that's not the case.
“I don’t think I’ve ever yelled at an ex-boyfriend. Ever," Swift tells Elle in the magazine's March issue. "I’m not a yeller. I’m not a fit thrower. If something is done, it’s done.”
Swift, 23, tells Elle that she finds songwriting therapeutic, and it's fine with her if people want to speculate on the subjects of her hits. “To me it’s just writing songs the way I always have," she says. "It’s me sitting on my bed feeling pain I didn’t understand, writing a song, and understanding it better. If people want to dissect the lyrics, that’s their right, but it’s all coming from the exact same place as where I started. It’s just something I do to feel better.”
But what Taylor isn't keen on are rumors that she's chasing after potential suitors.
“I’m sure if I looked up the latest Google Alerts rumor it would say I’m chasing somebody who doesn’t like me as much as I like him – people love that angle on me," she says. "They’re like ‘Oh Taylor, coming on too strong again, chasing boys. I never chase boys. They don’t like it!’”
Swift may not be a yeller, but she certainly has honed a more subtle approach of taking aim at those who've scorned her. At Sunday night's Grammy Awards, she seemingly mocked her most recent boyfriend, Harry Styles, during a performance of "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together." "So he calls me up and he's like, 'I still love you,' and I'm like, 'I'm sorry, I'm busy opening up the Grammys,'" Swift said in a British accent.
For more on Taylor Swift, visit Elle.com, and pick up the magazine's March issue on Feb. 19.