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news - Mon 7 Jan 2013
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Taylor Swift believes in fairytale love

But admits she has been hurt in the past

Taylor Swift opened up about her approach to romance, saying she chooses to believe in fairytale love, despite previous heartbreak threatening to make her cynical.

The singer, who is currently dating One Direction's Harry Styles, told Contact Music: "I think you need to believe in the fairytale otherwise you become cynical and close yourself off to love because you stop trusting those incredible feelings that come over you at the beginning.

"But as you grow older, you learn to try to balance that faith in the ideal with the practical knowledge it can be very tough and heartbreaking when things don't work out.''

Taylor - who previously dated Joe Jonas, Taylor Lautner, John Mayer and Jake Gyllenhaal - also revealed that escaping into fairytales during her isolated youth helped shape her sense of imagination and belief in idealistic romance.

She continued: "It can be heartbreaking when you find out that your fairytale image of the world doesn't match the reality. I used to read fairytales when I was young and I grew up with such a vivid imagination, and all that has fuelled this little world of mine.

''I was pretty isolated in school. I had no place really to turn except inwards. We all want to believe in the ideal, even though we discover through bad relationships that it's a difficult thing to find.''

She's very deep, isn't she?! And that's exactly why we love her!

Hugely talented in music and hugely intelligent and thoughtful too. After a lot of heartbreak, we just hope she's now found her fairytale prince in the form of Harry Styles...

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