Taylor Swift: Steering Clear of Gossip & Men Who Won't Wear the Pants in a Relationship

Posted Tuesday November 13, 2012 11:37 AM GMT

Taylor Swift is fresh off of her high-profile breakup with Conor Kennedy, and the country superstar has opened up to Harper’s Bazaar magazine about what went wrong in her previous romances, and what she’s looking for in her prince charming.

In addition to men, Swift dished to the publication’s December/January 2012-2013 issue, on how she maintains a routine amidst the chaos, and why she likes dressing like a '50s housewife.

On why a dress is her go-to outfit:
"There's just something so feminine about a dress. Whether it's a summertime dress that makes me feel carefree, an evening cocktail dress that makes me feel fancy, or a vintage dress that makes me feel like a '50s housewife—which I enjoy feeling like, for some reason—I just really like dresses."

On what she craves in a relationship:
"It needs to be equal. If I feel too much like I'm wearing the pants, I start to feel uncomfortable and then we break up. It's wonderful to hand over the reins to your boyfriend when you control so much of these big, high-pressure decisions, you know? That is a huge defining factor in who you choose to be with."

On having to adjust her life because of fame:
"What I had to learn to do, in order to maintain a general happiness in my life, was to stop reading everything, and then it gets really bad if you go through a breakup and those blogs have these polls asking, 'Who should they date next?' And you're just sitting there staring at the laptop bawling. But you can live in a normal world where a breakup is just a breakup if you don't expose yourself to what's being speculated about yourself. That's where I live now."

For more, be sure to pay a visit to Harper's Bazaar!

Photo Credit: Paola Kudacki for Harper's Bazaar

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