Taylor Swift looks ultra chic on the cover and in the pages of Bazaar’s December/January issue.
The singer/songwriter shared the secret behind her success for managing fame so well. “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.”
It isn’t easy for Swift to find the right person to date. As she explained, “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.”
Read more with Swift in the December/January 2012-2013 issue of Bazaar, available now.