Now that one of her model BFFs, Cara Delevingne, is overseas partying it up with former friend Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift apparently has enough time on her hands to dish out words of wisdom to fans. Personally, I’d take the extra time and use it to catch up with my team of aestheticians, but I suppose this is just one of the many ways Swifty and I differ (her affinity for high-waisted shorts being another).
Anyway, one of Tay Tay’s fans reached out to her on Instagram for love advice. I won’t bore you with the details of her long-for-Instagram query, but it was basically “I have a crush blah blah blah he already has a pretty girlfriend blah blah he’ll never love me back blah.” AKA, the plotline for every Taylor Swift song.
Shockingly, Taylor responded. At length.
Hannah. Eyes, eyes, eyes. Woah. You have the prettiest, widest, most child like eyes. (Composes herself) Okay. About this guy. I think we grow up thinking the only love that counts as true love is the kind that lasts forever or is fully realized. When you have a broken heart, the first thing a stranger will ask is ‘how long were you two together?’ As if your pain can be determined by how long you were with someone. Or if you were with them at all. I don’t think that’s how it works. I think unrequited love is just as valid as any other kind. It’s just as crushing and just as thrilling. No matter what happens in this situation, I want you to remember that what you are doing is selfless and beautiful and kind. You are loving someone purely because you love them, not because you think you’ll ever have your affections reciprocated. You are admiring something for its beauty, without needing to own it. Feel good about being the kind of person who loves selflessly. I think someday you’ll find someone who loves you in that exact same way.
I mean, of course Taylor responded like this/at all. She has that annoying ability to say just about the most perfect thing to make a lovesick fan’s whole day/week/year/life.
While Tay’s advice is quite poetic (if a saccharine overdose), your fave Gossip Girl has some more practical words of wisdom:
Honey, get over this guy. Seriously, what’s the best-case scenario here? You have a high school relationship that inevitably ends in a failed long distance effort when you go to college? No thanks. If you really must pursue him, though, just socially take down this so-called “girlfriend” of his by building a loyal following of minions and building a gossip file on her.
Ugh – no one asks for my advice. Everyone just hates hearing the truth, I guess.
Anyway, dolls, what do you think of Taylor’s love advice?