Although Taylor Swift has been linked to Joe Alwyn since 2016 or 2017, fans are fuzzy on the details of this serious romance as she doesn't talk about her personal life. T-Swift is definitely open to sharing certain details about the guys who she has dated in her songwriting, but beyond that, fans are left scratching their heads over what exactly went down.
For Taylor, it seems like keeping her dating life private is an art form that she has perfected over the years. Even though her biggest fans know that's the way that she is, we really can't help our curiosity. We want to know everything that we can find out, and we're willing to dive deep into the history of her dating life to discover some secrets.
Here are 20 things Taylor Swift tries to keep secret about her gazillion past relationships.
20 Taylor Doesn't Confirm Or Deny Dating Rumors
While sometimes celebs will say "no comment" or even deny something that's going around about them, Taylor Swift doesn't do that at all. She won't confirm or deny who the media says that she's dating.
According to Nicki Swift, she has been quoted as saying, "Our relationship isn't up for discussion."
19 She Refuses To Discuss Her Love Life On TV Or Other Media
It's sometimes awkward when a star is on a TV show, whether a daytime or late-night talk show, and they're asked about who they're dating or engaged to. They might not want to chat about it, and you can totally see how uncomfortable they are.
Nicki Swift also says that Taylor doesn't discuss her love life if she goes on TV or has some sort of media appearance.
18 Taylor Has Never Actually Said Which Songs Are About Which Exes
Telegraph.co.uk mentions that many of Taylor's songs have been about her ex-boyfriends. But it's definitely true that even though she releases many tunes about the broken hearts that she has had over the years, she doesn't say which songs are about who.
This can be frustrating... but fans try their best to play detective.
17 She Won't Explain Her Split From Jake Gyllenhaal
Telegraph.co.uk says "it's not clear why they broke up" about Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal. We may know that they were once in a relationship and fans think that "All Too Well" is about him but that's pretty much all of the information that we have.
It seems that Taylor also tries to keep the reasons behind her break-ups secret.
16 She Never Addressed The Bad Blood With Calvin Harris
There has been a lot of talk about how Calvin Harris and Taylor Swift's relationship didn't end very nicely, and according to Us Weekly, he said that she wanted him to "look bad."
But despite all the chatter, Taylor has never spilled about the bad blood between her and Calvin, either.
15 People Think She Didn't Treat Taylor Lautner Well
Taylor won't come right out and say it, but people feel that her song "Back To December" is about her relationship with Taylor Lautner.
Telegraph.co.uk quoted her as saying, "it was about a person who was incredible to me, just perfect to me in a relationship, and I was really careless with him. So this is a song full of words that I would say to him, that he deserves to hear."
14 She's All About Disguises When She's Photographed With Her Beau
The singer/songwriter also tries to keep her identity a secret sometimes as she wants to be able to go out for dinner or just hang out with whoever she's dating and not have her face be photographed, as Vanity Fair points out.
It seems like this is especially true since she's been dating Joe Alwyn.
13 Taylor Dated Chord Overstreet, Which Feels Like A Secret
If we're huge fans of T-Swift, we might think that we know all about her famous ex-boyfriends. We could recite her dating history by heart, right?
Us Weekly mentions that Chord Overstreet is also part of Taylor Swift's dating past. It might be surprising for us to hear that because we might not have known about that all.
12 She Says The Media Ruins All Her Romances, So She Keeps Quiet
There must be a reason as to why Taylor doesn't talk about her relationships, right? According to Pop Crush, the singer has said that "the media" is why.
She said, "You know what has been the reason? The media... And all of a sudden the public and the media are allowed to say thumbs up or thumbs down. So I just don't try it anymore."
11 Connor Kennedy Felt She Was Super Intense About His Famous Family
We might remember in the summer of 2012 when Taylor was dating Conor Kennedy. It was huge news thanks to his famous last name and political family.
Ok Magazine says that she was too intense about his family, and that's why things didn't work out for them. Taylor has definitely tried to keep that a secret, too, as she hasn't spoken about it.
10 She Doesn't Talk Timelines So Fans Piece Clues Together
Cosmopolitan has a timeline of all of the people that Taylor has dated, which proves that instead of Taylor explaining her exes and when she dated who, her fans are the ones who are putting her love life puzzle together.
It's definitely interesting as there are a lot of clues that get dropped all the time.
9 She Was Linked To Cory Monteith Which Many People Didn't Know
Us Weekly says that Taylor and Cory dated, which is definitely news to many people. We might assume that Lea Michele is the only famous person that he has dated as his romance with Taylor wasn't quite as publicized. It sounds like it didn't last very long but they were said to have spent some time together.
8 Jake Gyllenhaal Dumped Taylor Over A Text Message
Ok Magazine says that when Jake Gyllenhaal wanted to end his romance with the "Shake It Off" singer, he texted her. Ugh.
If we've ever been on the receiving end of a break-up text message, we can totally relate. And we know that it's not pleasant and feels really awful.
7 Taylor Said She Wouldn't Talk About Whether She Wants Marriage Or Kids
According to Independent.co.uk, Taylor got kind of upset when she was asked about whether she wants to get married and have children. She felt that because of her gender, she was getting those types of interview questions.
She said, "I really don't think that men would be asked this question when they turn 30. So I'm not going to answer that now."
6 She Drops Frustrating Hints But Won't Call Her Exes Out
Every once in a while, Taylor Swift will drop hints that seem to be about her ex-boyfriends. But she doesn't share details that allow fans to really know exactly what she's talking about.
Cheat Sheet says she said an ex was into "hipster music" and that was meant to make her feel bad, but she hasn't said who that was.
5 People Say That Taylor And Tom Hiddleston's Romance Started When She Was With Calvin Harris
Ok Magazine mentions that fans wonder if Taylor and Tom Hiddleston began dating when she was still dating Calvin Harris.
If that's true, that's pretty messy, but it's possible that there was a clean break as she and Calvin were done in June of 2016 and that's when she started seeing Tom.
4 When She Brings Up Her Past Dating Life, She's Super Vague
Cheat Sheet mentions that Taylor will talk about "lessons" that she has realized while dating certain people. But when it comes to the way that the star talks about her dating life, she's always super vague.
It feels like she wants to keep the details to herself and she's just fine with having secrets.
3 Calvin Harris Says Their Split Was So Bad, But Doesn't Give Details
Entertainment Tonight mentions that the split between Taylor and Calvin really wasn't good... and we're so curious about the details. But, unfortunately, this is something else that the singer has tried to keep secret. Of course, that's tough for us big fans who want to know everything... but we'll just have to accept it.
2 Fans Think Her Song 'Mine' Is About Cory But She's Never Said
If we didn't know that Cory and Taylor dated, we might not know that people think that her song "Mine" was penned about him.
Radar Online says that the lyrics "Do you remember, we were sittin', there by the water?/You put your arm around me for the first time" are all Cory.
1 She Values Her Privacy Like Nothing Else
The main thing that we can take away from the way that Taylor Swift handles her dating life? She is really interested in privacy.
According to Elle.com, a source said, “Taylor is so much happier without her personal life in the open. She credits Joe for that and realizes how much better off she is.”