October 11th, 2012
11:47 AM ET
As evidenced by some of her songs, Taylor Swift's pretty in love with talking about love - falling in it, falling out of it, and all of the things that happen in between.
And so it follows that, during an interview with Rolling Stone, Swift found herself sharing her personal love philosophy: "The way I look at love, you have to follow it, and fall hard, if you fall hard. You have to forget about what everyone else thinks. It has to be an us-against-the-world mentality," she said.
"You have to make it work," she went on, "by prioritizing it, and by falling in love really fast, without thinking too hard. If I think too hard about a relationship I'll talk myself out of it...I have rules for a lot of areas of my life. Love is not going to be one of them."
At the moment, Swift happens to be in like, at least, with Conor Kennedy. Swift's got a few years on him - she's 22, he's 18 - but he's still an adult, as she frankly reminded the rumormongers.
The gossip was that Swift "kidnapped" the Kennedy teen from high school, and flew him to Nashville on her private jet. But given that he's of legal age, Swift doesn't understand where this whole "kidnapping" thing came from.
"How did I kidnap him? You can't kidnap a grown man!" she tells Rolling Stone. "These are serious accusations, now!"
And that's not the only one that's been lobbed at Swift since she began a romance with Conor - over the summer, she was accused of crashing a family wedding he was invited to.
Her rep said that wasn't the case at the time - although Kathie Lee Gifford and the mother of the bride begged to differ - and Swift says now that she would "never."
"I think that story was based on the biggest misunderstanding, 'cause I would never knowingly show up somewhere that I thought I wasn't invited to," the country singer said. "And I would never want to upstage anybody."
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