Taylor Swift covers Cosmo, ‘I’ve never wasted too much time with the wrong person’

First, can we talk about the absurdity of this Cosmopolitan cover? Taylor Swift covers the December issue, and I have to think that she must have pissed someone off. She is not “sexy” and she never will be, even if you write “SEXY!” across her crotch. But the real story is the wind machine and Swifty’s bangs tragedy. I’ve avoided discussing her current bangs (trauma) situation for a while because no matter what I say, she’s still going to have those damn things and I don’t want the bangs to give me a rage-stroke. In normal photos, they look awful (her face looks much better without them, almost always), and they give her that cutesy-twee look that I know she loves. But in this cover image… good God, they look especially horrible. Like a mullet in the wind. Anyway, some highlights from Taylor’s interview:

On what she won’t tolerate in a relationship: “I can’t deal with someone wanting to take a relationship backward or needing space or cheating on you. It’s a conscious thing: it’s a common-sense thing… If I was in that situation, if I were them, would I be doing this to me? Would I ever do this to them? If the answer is no, then they’re not treating me fairly. I just don’t ever want to end up in a relationship that isn’t fair ever again.”

On what she needs in a relationship: “I need that unexplainable spark…I just need to see someone and feel Oh, no, uh-oh. It’s only happened a few times in my life, but I feel like if I was gonna be with someone forever, it would be because I saw them and I thought, Oh, no.”

She’s dated someone dark and twisted: “I’ve had a lot of dark and twisty situations happen, enough to realize that when someone exhibits signs of evoking a dark and twisty relationship and dark and twisty feelings, it’s not interesting to me.”

Learning when to get out: “I’ve learned when to get out. I’ve never wasted too much time with the wrong person and that’s one thing I’m proud of.”

On whether she can imagine doing anything else other than music: “Being a mom full time, doing everything for my kids, having a bunch of them. One day, I’m sure. But that’s the only other thing that could be as thrilling for me as doing this.”

The lyric that resonates the most: “I have a chalkboard in my house in L.A., and every week, I’ve been writing a new lyric on it from the record just to figure out which ones pop out to me, which seem most important. There’s a song that’s the first track on the record, and it says, “Love is a ruthless game unless you play it good and right.” That’s been my whole philosophy on love this whole time anyway.”

The playing-hard-to-get game: “I think a lot of times when you meet someone you feel like you need to appear like you’re not interested in them so that they’ll be more interested in you. But what happens when you start showing him that you actually like him? What’s he gonna do then? Play the tape forward; how do you keep a guy like that? I don’t want to sign up for that.”

[From Cosmopolitan]

I think the “dark and twisted” stuff must be John Mayer because… obviously. Maybe it’s a little bit about Jake Gyllenhaal too? Even though Jake seems all about poetry and apple-picking, I could see him having a “dark side” that would seem “twisted” to someone like Swifty. As for her preachy comments about “knowing when to get out” – they strike me as a bit odd, considering she’s like Jennifer Aniston Junior when it comes to being dumped by a succession of dudes. Of course, maybe “learning how to get out” IS something Taylor has learned recently, and she tried it on Conor Kennedy.

Photos courtesy of Cosmopolitan.

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  1. dooliloo says:

    [quote] “I’ve had a lot of dark and twisty situations happen, enough to realize that when someone exhibits signs of evoking a dark and twisty relationship and dark and twisty feelings, it’s not interesting to me.”[quote]

    …but interested enough to write songs about it eh Swifty?

    • Amelia says:

      Did anyone else get the distinct feeling she’s been watching too much Grey’s Anatomy?
      And as a general rule of thumb, those who feel the need to talk about the ‘dark and twisty’ things in life have generally never experienced them.
      Also; “I need that unexplainable spark…”
      Christ, girl. A spark, however vivid, is not enough to see clearly by.

    • whatthehell456 says:

      Perhaps it’s time she wrote a song entitled “Maybe it’s me”.

      • hibitta says:


      • Elizabeth says:

        +1. And wanting the ‘spark”? Real guys that will treat you well usually don’t “spark” because they are men, not combustible boys filled with drama. Where does she get this stuff from? Please let it be her publicist because no one should have to go through life being that dumb.

      • JEJE30 says:

        Best comment of the day lmao

  2. Evie says:

    god, she’s boring.

    • John/Jake/Connor&Co. says:

      “I’ve never wasted too much time with the wrong person and that’s one thing I’m proud of.”

      And yet she writes bitter songs as if she stayed too long.

      “I’ve had a lot of dark and twisty situations happen, enough to realize that when someone exhibits signs of evoking a dark and twisty relationship and dark and twisty feelings, it’s not interesting to me.”

      That’s enough Meredith Grey.

      PS. Tell that to 1,200,000 boring people who bought her album. There’s no help for them.

  3. LeeLoo says:

    I seriously think Taylor expects her relationships to be straight out of romance novels. Anytime someone shows any signs of perversion, I get the feeling she runs for the hills and is incapable of handling it in any sort of mature fashion. It’s gonna suck when she’s still single (and hopefully obscure) by age 35 because her notions of romance come off as completely unrealistic and juvenile. It was cute when she was 17-19 now she’s coming off as immature and crazy.

    • Gabby says:


      This is exactly how I feel. I get the feeling she must have such high and unattainable standards for dating. If she keeps up what’s she been doing, every guy will steer clear of her. She needs to grow up and I wish she would do something daring. Dye that boring hair brown or make that girly style a little edgy. Move your music away from constant love stories… She seems so boring to me.

    • Molly says:

      She’s only in her early 20s. I think it’s smart of her to date as much as possible.

  4. Evie says:

    she only talks about love love love love

    • John/Jake/Connor&Co. says:


    • Sweet Dee says:

      No kidding! Doesn’t she have any thoughts on anything else? I know, stupid question. That girl hasn’t nary a brain in her head.

      The more I know about her, the uglier she looks.

    • Molly says:

      That’s because she’s rich and can retire for the rest of her life.

    • Chelley says:

      Thank you. I mean, love is cool and all but who wants to talk about that all the time? Me thinks Taylor is a bit of an airhead.

  5. goodquestion says:

    No offense, but why is this cite so obsessed with TS lately? She’s a teenage pop star with lots of boyfriends. Yawn.
    Do the readers care that much? I’m not trying to be rude (i love this site), just wondering if I’m the only one who finds it all incredibly boring.

    • cynicalsmirk says:

      No, no you’re not the only one. I find her as interesting as tapioca pudding.

    • StephanieMarie2685 says:

      Good question, good question 😉
      And no, you’re not alone..
      I too love this site but I’m teeeeered of Swifty..
      She’s not really meant for our age demographic (I’m assuming the readers here are mostly late 20somethings and up) to like or find interesting..
      When I was 15, I could see myself very interested in her musings on love and life..

    • anna says:

      She sold more first-week albums last week than anyone has in a decade. She appeals to a broader demographic than teens (not that you’d know it from reading the comments about her on this site!)

      • TheOneAndOnlyOnly says:

        Anna how many times does it have to be said – quantity is not equal to equality esp. with the mass marketing techniques of today – 40 yrs from now they will still be playing Miles,Muddy and Jimi and this twit will be long forgotten.
        Who critically acclaims her songs You mean that we will never ever get together POS; and she doesn’t actually write all her songs investigate how much influence Max Martin (swedish producer) has on her “music.”
        She’s actually repulsive in that she used a 17yr old whose mother had recently committed suicide for pr to help sell her latest turd. THat’s not admirable Shifty McVeneer loves two things – herself and money.

    • Riana says:

      I’m wondering the same thing. It seems we’ve gone from daily posts about her to now 2-3 posts a day. I don’t think its the readers that care so much.

    • Sweet Dee says:

      Since you were all wondering, she’s on our “love to hate” list, which also includes Jennifer Aniston, Kellan “Kellan Lutz” Lutz, Lady Gags and Kim Katface Kardashian.

      People read the stories and get to snark on them in comments. It’s fun, and they get the most hits. I thought it was obvious. Apparently someone here named Anna thinks she’s cool, but for most of us it’s about having fun making fun. Anna, you are terribly deluded.

      It’s ironic how many people are all “I hate _______/_________ is so boring why don’t you stop writing about her?”

      The answer is OBVIOUSLY because people love to comment on these people, and their stories get the most clicks. I mean. Duh.

    • Lindsey says:

      1- this is a gossip site and swifty antics “Swantics” are good fodder for gossip

      2- She’s 22

      3- She’s terrible

      4- those bangs

  6. MG says:

    STFU Taylor

  7. Hannah says:

    “Crazy for Kennedy!” Was that really necessary, Cosmo?

  8. marie says:

    there is no way the dark and twisty has anything to do with Jakey, everyone knows he farts rainbows and sunshine. He’s about as dark as Swifty..

  9. dorothy says:

    Where’s her PR rep? It would benefit this girl greatly to just stop talking.

  10. EmmaStoneWannabe says:

    “Like a mullet in the wind.” That made me LOL.

    The whole “dark and twisty”…she steals that from Meredith Grey. It’s not witty in any sense and Swifty has been using it a lot lately. Ugh. Tay, you are not Meredith Grey.

    ..atleast she realized Connor wasn’t her McDreamy (albeit the curls and all).

    • Ellie says:

      Isn’t that precious cat of hers named Meredith? Maybe it’s a coincidence or maybe she just loves Grey’s Anatomy. It can be as overwrought and ridiculous as she is; it would make sense.

      • Elena says:

        She loves Grey’s Anatomy, yes.

      • EmmaStoneWannabe says:

        Yes. Swifty has admitted to naming her cat after Meredith Grey. I cant hate on her for that for self-validating reasons… When I get a dog, I’m naming her Winnie Cooper. Dont care if it’s cheesy lol.

  11. ladybert62 says:

    She is in love with the idea of love – as soon as anyone shows a spark of independence, I think she thinks it is over.

    She seems needy and suffocating to me – she does not want to have the other person need space? Look out world, this is one suffocating lady!

    Connor should be glad she is gone.

  12. KellyinSeattle says:

    She doesn’t waste too much time w/ the wrong person; she just wastes too much time loving herself.

  13. TheOneAndOnlyOnly says:

    Enough with this squinty eyed rat faced vocally challenged bubblegum “star.” As hotpockets and others on previous postings declaimed, the MARKETING of this twit is out of all proportion to the value of her silly music. Papa John’s, Target, Wal-Mart, Walgreens, posters,t-shirts, calendars, her cd attached to a pizza box,etc. THis isn’t about music, she is a product/marketing gimmick – if her music is so great why can’t it stand on it’s own.
    Goodquestion, we’re not obsessed with her, this is the only way we can strike back at the marketing machine shoving her at the public; i’ve found that posters on this site have eclectic and good taste in music – tapioca pudding, hell, my cat’s whiskers are more interesting than this vain twit.
    And that quote about dark and twisty situations – has to be pr generated, too cloying and contrived to sound authentic.

  14. anna says:

    I don’t why everyone here thinks she’s unusualy clingy? She seems super driven and ambitious to me, and works harder than just about any other popstar. I mean, she went to visit her boyfriend at school once. There seems to be a gap between perception and her actions.

    (And no, she didn’t buy that house, the New York Post confirmed last week)

    • Missykitten says:

      “I cant deal with someone … needing space” >> that is why she is considered un-necessarily needy.

  15. Happy21 says:

    I know I’m in a minority here but I like Swifty. Yes, I think that magazine cover is hilarious and she isn’t sexy as much as she’s cute but that’s about where my negativity towards her ends. She does a ton for charities and the less fortunate and that says a lot about the type of person she is. So what if she writes songs about exes, break ups, sadness and happiness. She writes what she knows and obviously finds writing about it therapeudic. She’s making a fortune and she’s very successful so someone is buying it. Probably mostly tweens and young adults but still, they are her target audience and they like her. I’m in my mid-30’s and I enjoy her.

    • anna says:

      I agree. She makes me roll my eyes sometimes, but she’s always kind and gracious to her fans, treats her staff very well by all accounts and donates millions to charity. Plus, she writes her own songs and, although they’re dismissed here, they’re generally critically acclaimed.

    • EmmaStoneWannabe says:

      +1 Great post. Ppl need to calm down on the rage against her lol…she is not threatening in the least. She works hard and is kind. Hating on her is like hating on a puppy – they have little accidents here and there, but overall adorable and loving.

    • Molly says:

      I do too. I’ve had friends get into pretty awful situations with guys who think they’re nice but are fairly awful at treating girlfriends right. I blame their moms and dads for raising them to treat people badly.

  16. Rita says:

    “I’ve never wasted too much time with the wrong person”….

    Yes, but it’s like eating chocolate covered cashews. One or two isn’t a problem but pretty soon you have the bag on your face trying to get the last crumb of chocolate and then you find yourself unable to fit into your jogging pants.

  17. kingkayski says:

    I can see Rhetts line been thrown back at her face when they couldn’t take her clingy shit anymore. Squinty Swifty:”What shall i do ,where shall i go?”All her ex:”Frankly my dear i don’t give a damn!!”No wonder she’s pissed in all of them,but can you blame them though?

  18. only1shmoo says:

    $20 bucks says she’s a closeted Twihard too. The ear markings all seem to be there – she’s juvenile, non-threatening/asexual, obsessive, has unrealistic expectations in love and of men…I swear, she’s a blond Bella Swan!

  19. Mean Hannah says:

    It seems to be off brand for team Swifty to have her be on the cover of Cosmo, but then again, I haven’t looked at Cosmo in almost 20 years.

  20. Mean Hannah says:

    I haven’t looked at Cosmo in almost 20 years but Taylor seems wrong for the cover.

  21. j.eyre says:

    (Just walk away, Jane. Just walk away)

    I CAN’T.

    A couple of things:

    It is “Dark and Twisted” not “twisty.” You may not describe deviant or sick behavior and then make it precious by putting a “y” at the end – her point is lost, even if a popular TV doctor coined the phrase.

    Also, I checked the Big Book of Sexy – you are not to be considered sexy if you sign your name with stars and hearts.

  22. Eleonor says:

    Ok maybe I’m wrong, but I get from Swifty the same Crazy vibe of Jennifer Love Hewitt…like she’s gonna be a sort of J.Love H. of music.
    Unless her future albums suck, and people will get tired of her.

    • Amy says:

      No, I get the same J. Love Hewitt vibe from her! I commented on another T. Swift post a few days ago saying the exact same thing!

      I also think she pulled the plug on her and Conor and also dumped Taylor Lautner. She likes singing about guys causing her heartbreak in her songs, yet she has probably caused just as much. It’s a little annoying hearing her go on and on “woe is me” when that isn’t always the case.

  23. Bobby the K says:

    The relationship she needs to work on most is the one she has with herself, and not in a narcissistic way.

    She should spend a real chunk of time being single (and not going on and on about it). Like months of being single just to learn there is another way to experience life.

    It’s like another person and romance is a huge part of her identity. I think she needs a stronger connection to something within herself.

  24. Brat says:

    She’s talking like she’s the one doing all the dumping, which I doubt.
    I think she’s full of shi because if she didn’t stay in bad relationships she’d have no material for her horrible music.

  25. Sweet Dee says:

    Taylor Swift sexy impression aside, Cosmo is the most ridiculous mag out there, intended only for non-sexually-creative people who need 101 idiotic ways to spice up their sex lives/initiate sex/make the sex hotter/go on a first date and then have sex. Or, you know, give a crap about their cover piece. Banalities.

  26. lena says:

    as for me, she is the most boring person on earth *yawn*

  27. Lindsey says:

    Swifty strikes me as a real-life, kink-free Stage-4 Clinger. All dudes should beware.

  28. oivey says:

    She’s in love with the idea of being in love. She seems to have this idea of love and doesn’t take into consideration that sometimes your partner can be an absolute f***wit.

    Maybe she should just write about herself and her feelings rather than the ones she gets from an unsatisfactory relationship. And I’m one of the few that likes her.

  29. Pompasaurus says:

    I never cared or thought about this girl before, but now that I’ve read enough of her interviews, I can’t stand her. She is vapid and childish. Now I skip her interviews (they’re all pretty much the same) and go straight to the comments, because they are oh so much more entertaining. Thanks everyone, you make anything about her more palatable

  30. ol cranky says:

    she can’t deal with someone needing space?! So basically, she stalks and smothers because she is downright selfish and has no respect for the needs of a partner because it is and must always be all about her 24/7. ugh

  31. bej says:

    Laughing hard @mullet in the wind Sounds like the name of an especially bad ballad

  32. vava says:

    I kinda like her clothes…….but that is it. Hate the bangs, the makeup, and the attitude.

  33. Miss Bennett says:

    Miss Swift you may feel you haven’t wasted too much time on the wrong person, however, I suspect your ex boyfriends feel that they wasted what felt like an eternity on you.

  34. triple B's.............................................................. says:

    boiling baby bunnies

  35. done says:

    people let us all retaliate against her
    she is a world class ho

  36. Amelia says:

    I can actually see her eyes clearly. As for her music, I think her market base is the teenagers. Her music sounds too immature for me.

  37. Jayna says:

    That’s because she’s dating guys that chase her, and when they get in her pants and after a few months are bored they dump her or are passive aggressive and force her to dump them.

  38. Belkis Huyna says:

    I remember as a kid living in Bohemia/Ronkonkoma and a couple of hurricanes hit. Made a mess, flooded everything but no one went nuts. Of course back then it was mostly woods and farms. We even had a real ice box with a block of ice(really sucked as did the outhouse). A trip to Smithtown was a big deal. Times have changed as have the people.