Taylor Swift Is 'Perfectly Happy' Being Single

Taylor Swift Is 'Perfectly Happy' Being Single

Taylor Swift looks totally flawless while being honored as the Woman of the Year on Billboard‘s latest issue, on newsstands December 8.

The 24-year-old singer talked with the mag about her dating life, her friendships, pushback on her new sound, and more. Check it:

On being “perfectly happy” being single: “I, however, am 24, perfectly happy being alone, and one of the reasons I’m perfectly happy being alone is that no one gets hurt this way.”

On having genuine friendships: “I feel uncomfortable being the No. 1 priority in my friends’ lives — I want to be there to make their lives more fun, if they need to talk, to be there for spontaneous and exciting adventures, but I don’t want friends who don’t have a life outside of me… They have me in their life because they want me in their life, not because they gain from it.”

On many celebrity relationships: “You’ll notice a lot of celebrity-type people tend to surround themselves with people whose lives revolve around them. You’ll have a posse of these exciting and fashionable cling-ons, and it’s because those celebrities need to be fawned over.”

On pushback on changing her sound from pop to country: “Everyone, in and out of the music business, kept telling me that my opinion and my viewpoint was naive and overly optimistic — even my own label. But when we got those first-day numbers in, all of a sudden, I didn’t look so naive anymore.”

For more from Taylor, visit Billboard.com!

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