Taylor Swift says being a full-time mother is the only thing which could be as ''thrilling'' as making music.

The 22-year-old singer - who has previously revealed she wants a ''minimum'' of four children - is keen to have a family when she is older, and she fully intends to be a hands-on parent and ''do everything'' for her children when the time comes.

She said: ''Being a mom full time, doing everything for my kids, having a bunch of them. One day, I'm sure. But that's the only other thing that could be as thrilling for me as doing this.''

The 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together' hitmaker - who has previously dated Jake Gyllenhaal, Joe Jonas, Taylor Lautner and John Mayer - is ''proud'' of herself for never ''wasting too much time'' on the wrong man and believes she can now tell when a romance isn't going to work out.

The blonde beauty - whose split from latest boyfriend Conor Kennedy was revealed earlier this month - explained to America's Cosmopolitan magazine: ''I need that unexplainable spark ... I just need to see someone and feel 'Oh, no, uh-oh.' It's only happened a few times in my life, but I feel like if I was gonna be with someone forever, it would be because I saw them and I thought, 'Oh, no.'

''I've had a lot of dark and twisty situations happen, enough to realise that when someone exhibits signs of evoking a dark and twisty relationship and dark and twisty feelings, it's not interesting to me. I've learned when to get out. I've never wasted too much time with the wrong person and that's one thing I'm proud of.''