Would We Even Like Taylor Swift If It Wasn’t For Her Breakups?

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Taylor Swift performs at the Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, South Carolina, on Saturday, March 23, 2013. (Jeff Blake/The State/MCT)

On Oct. 22, Taylor Swift, 22 released her new album Red, mere days after Swift and her boyfriend, 18-year-old Connor Kennedy, announced their breakup.
A source tells Us Weekly on Oct. 25 about the split. “They quietly parted ways a while ago. It was just a distance thing. No hard feelings. They’re fine.”
The funny thing is…this is very reminiscent of a few things said about Taylor’s ex-boyfriends…
A source told Us, “It wasn’t really developing into anything, and wasn’t going to, so they decided they were better as friends.” But this comment was about Swift’s breakup with Twilight star, Taylor Lautner last year.  Did they really leave off as friends? The country singer later came out with a song rumored to be about her relationship with Lautner entitled, “Back To December.”
In an interview with MTV in 2011, Swift said, “He was a really sweet guy, but things just didn’t work out. Honestly, breaking up with him was probably one of my worst choices.”
This time she was talking about her romance with Riley Howell. I guess it was a bad choice…because the song “Speak Now” seems reminiscent of her tragic relationship with Howell. If you were to watch the song’s video, you might notice that it’s a not-so-subtle plea to rekindle their relationship.
Swift also had the Direction Infection. She apparently went out on a date with boy band beauty Harry Stiles, but things didn’t end well…mostly because Harry got too close to Emma Ostily while away from Taylor. Well, let’s just say that it’s safe to assume that the breakup anthem of late-summer, We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together, is about the British boy toy.
Then there’s John Mayer…well, let’s give Swift a break on that one. I think she went through more than enough. (Though Dear John is totally about him.)
…The same goes for Jake Gyllenhaal.
It’s obvious that if you break up with Taylor Swift (or if she breaks up with you), you’re going to be immortalized in a new single. So, Connor Kennedy –  if you’re reading this … watch out. You might be subject to public shame and humiliation at the hands of Swift’s fans (what are they called? Swifties? Taytors? T-Swizzles?).
On the bright side, we can all look forward to a new song in the very near future!

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