Taylor Swift has compiled a list of lessons learned to help guide her through the dating scene, revealing she can't deal with a man who is "threatened" by her success and celebrity status.
The You Belong With Me hitmaker has been at the raw end of a series of celebrity splits with the likes of Joe Jonas, Jake Gyllenhaal and John Mayer, but she is using the heartbreaking experiences to help her find the right man.
And while Swift admits she's single and "got nothing going on" in the boyfriend department, the singer insists she's accumulated a list of "red flags" to help her avoid falling for the wrong guy.
In an interview with Vogue magazine, she says, "If someone doesn’t seem to want to get to know me as a person but instead seems to have kind of bought into the whole idea of me and he approves of my Wikipedia page? And falls in love based on zero hours spent with me? That’s maybe something to be aware of. That will fade fast. You can’t be in love with a Google search."
And the singer is certain an insecure or self-conscious man won't do either.
She adds, "If a dude is threatened by the fact that I need security, if they make me feel like I am some sort of princessy diva - that’s a bad sign. I don’t have security to make myself look cool, or, like, I have an entourage. I have security because there’s a file of stalkers who want to take me home and chain me to a pipe in their basement.
"If you need to put me down a lot in order to level the playing field or something? If you are threatened by some part of what I do and want to cut me down to size in order to make it even? That won’t work either.
"Also, I can’t deal with someone who’s obsessed with privacy. People kind of care if there are two famous people dating. But no one cares that much. If you care about privacy to the point where we need to dig a tunnel under this restaurant so that we can leave? I can’t do that."