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Taylor Swift Can't Stop Talking About Not Dating

Taylor, waiving goodbye to dating. Photo: Getty
Taylor, waiving goodbye to dating. Photo: Getty

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Don't even think about dialing Taylor Swift for dinner and a movie. Swift appears to be so scarred from past dating sprees that she's telling the public once again about how much she hates dating, and how little of it she plans on doing. The singer/songwriter told People for the magazine's 40th Anniversary issue that she's kept herself busy by "prioritizing my girlfriends, my family and my music above everything else and trying things I never thought I'd try. It's really been a liberating and freeing time."

Tay's hostility towards the social ritual has gotten more vehement, as she notes, "The idea of a date gives me a partial panic attack!" But she's fine, because "I have two cats. That's all I need." Even if the felines Meredith and Olivia Benson or numerous gal pals can't keep her warm at night, her music subjects could get a welcome shake up.

And barring complete writer's block, what would it take to get her back into the dating game? A seriously "astonishing human." Way to set the bar high, Taylor.