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Taylor Swift's Comments On Feminism And Being Single Are Just Perfect

"Life can be romantic without having a romance. I'm attracted to how happy I am right now."

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Speaking to the new issue of Cosmopolitan magazine, Swift said that she and her friends often talk about the inequality between men and women.

James White/Cosmopolitan; The full interview appears in the December issue of Cosmopolitan / Via cosmopolitan.co.uk

"My girlfriends and I talk a lot about feminism and the inequality between the way men and women are talked about," she said. "The kind of things we say are: 'Why is it mischievous, fun and sexy if a guy has a string of lovers that he's cast aside; loved and left?'

"Yet, if a woman dates three or four people in an eight-year period, she is a serial dater and it gives some 12-year-old the idea to call her a "slut" on the internet? It's not the same for boys. It just isn't, and that's a fact."

She went on to reveal that her pal Lena Dunham's feminist ethos has a lot to do with her new way of thinking.

Swift said: "Her perspective has truly shaped me in the past couple of years. She is just so enthusiastic about life, about other women. She is like a hug in the form of a person."

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She then turned to her relationship status, explaining that she neither wants or needs a boyfriend.

James White/Cosmopolitan; / Via cosmopolitan.co.uk

She said: "People will say, 'let me set you up with someone,' and I'm just sitting there saying, 'That's not what I'm doing. I'm not lonely. I'm not looking.' They just don't get it.

"I've learnt that just because someone is cute and wants to date you, that's not a reason to sacrifice your independence and allow everyone to say what they want about you. I'm not doing that any more."

She concluded by saying that she's so content being single, that it'd take someone pretty damn special to make her change her mind.

Swift said: "It'd take someone really special for me to undergo the circumstances I have to go through to experience a date. I don't know how I would ever have another person in my world trying to have a relationship with me, or a family. The best answer I can come up with now is, 'go at it alone.'

"Life can be romantic without having a romance. I'm very attracted to happy I am now."

The full interview appears in the December issue of Cosmopolitan, on sale 4 November. Also available in digital edition on Apple Newsstand. For further content, you can go to www.cosmopolitan.co.uk/Taylor.