Taylor Swift is worried about falling in love again.
The 'Blank Space' hitmaker, who has been single since splitting from Harry Styles in December 2013, admits she deliberately took a step back from dating to focus on her career and friendships, but fears people will see it as a "weakness" if she opens herself up to love in the future.
The 25-year-old singer, who also previously dated Jake Gyllenhaal and John Mayer, explained: "I wasn't going to sit next to somebody and flirt with them for five minutes, because I know the next day he'll be rumoured to be my boyfriend. I just kind of took the narrative back. It's unfortunate I had to do that. And it's unfortunate that now I have this feeling like if I were to open myself up to love, that would be a career weakness."
But the blonde beauty claims she has changed a lot recently and insists she no longer really cares what people think about her.
She told the US March issue of Vogue: "This last year has felt very different than any other year of my life. I've felt more settled and unapologetic about who I am and what I stand for. I think that might be one of those symptoms of growing up and becoming your own person, and depending less on other people's opinions of you. I just hope that keeps going--because I'm liking it."