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Taylor Swift: Dating is last thing on my mind

By Joan Yeam, CNN
updated 4:06 PM EDT, Wed October 1, 2014
Taylor Swift keeps her friends close and her kitten closer while out for a stroll in New York in September 2014.
Taylor Swift keeps her friends close and her kitten closer while out for a stroll in New York in September 2014.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Swift says she can't picture how she can date right now
  • She says men don't want what comes with her fame
  • Swift has dated several famous men

(CNN) -- Taylor Swift has a "new sick beat."

The crooner, whose name has been synonymous with songs about heartbreak, has turned a 180 and gone full-on happy single pop star.

The "Shake It Off" singer is "dancing on her own and making the moves up as she goes" embracing the single life in a new cover story for British Vogue.

"Dating or finding someone is the last thing on my mind, because I can't picture how it could work with the way my life is," Swift says.

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The singer adds that she is actively avoiding a relationship partly due to her paparazzi lifestyle.

"I don't know how a guy is supposed to walk next to his girlfriend when there are 20 men with cameras, and he can't protect his girlfriend because that's the life she chose," Swift says. "I just don't see how it could work, so I don't think about it, and I kind of run from it when it presents itself."

While her Hollywood habits may sound like mo' money-mo' problems to some, Swift still has some of the same issues facing many women, even those who aren't celebrities.

"I go on too many dates, but I can't make 'em stay. At least that's what people say, that's what people say," she sings in her latest single.

Swift tells British Vogue, "I don't think any guy really. ... They think that they would want to get to know me, and maybe date me, but I don't think they want what comes with it."

Swift's high-profile exes include John Mayer, Jake Gyllenhaal, Joe Jonas, Taylor Lautner and Harry Styles.

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