Taylor Swift Vs New York City

The Shake it Off singer is not happy with her love life as NYC bites back
ByAoiffe Stuart-MadgeThursday , 06 November 2014
Taylor Swift Vs New York City

She’s dated some of Hollywood’s hottest men, from Taylor Lautner to Joe Jonas and John Mayer, but don’t expect Taylor Swift to couple up with another famous boyfriend any time soon. The 24-year-old recently admitted she’s done with dating and is happy being single, as the state of New York fires back at its adopted patron. 

Taylor Wants Protection

“I get stressed when I think about getting into a relationship because I get beat up in the press whenever I go near a boy. So you can understand why I’m taking a bit of a break. A relationship is not in my brain right now,” says the singer, who claims to have been single for the past 18 months. “I’m not wary of getting into another relationship, I’m just protective of my independence and freedom, more protective than I have been before. I always thought, ‘What could be better than to love someone and be loved back?’ I finally found what it is to love yourself and not need anyone to love you back.” Given that some of her greatest hits have been penned on the back of personal heartbreak, there is a heightened interest in her love life, but the singer says it’s now almost impossible for her to have a normal relationship. “It’s been seen as a scandal when I date a boy, yet dating people is a normal thing for a twentysomething to do,” she explained. “But it has been treated as if I have some sort of problem.”

In A New York State of Mind

If Taylor does ever find love again, it probably won’t be with a New Yorker, even though she recently purchased a Dhs70 million apartment in Manhattan. After releasing the single Welcome to New York, the star was appointed the city’s Global Welcome Ambassador, infuriating natives of the Big Apple. The singer’s filmed a series of videos for NYC’s tourism agency as part of her new role, but her appointment has irked locals who say the Pennsylvanian popstrel does not represent the city. “I’m incensed! It’s insulting,” said Twisted Sister singer Dee Snider, who was born in Queens. “She doesn’t have any life experience here, or connection to the town. There’s so many others – Jerry Seinfeld, for instance, if you want a big name,” he added. Another resident blasted: “Does she know how much to add to a MetroCard to end up without a few cents trapped on it? Does she know which hot dog vendor sells the ‘Recession Special’? Does she know that 44th Ave, 44th Rd and 44th Dr are all parallel streets in Queens? Does she know who Dr Zizmor is?” Sounds to us like T-Swizzle’s going to have to find a new city to adopt.

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