OFFSTAGE: The Taylor Swift Story You’d Never Click On

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“She’s 23! She occasionally dates! She goes out to dinner with her friends sometimes!” That is the story Taylor Swift told Vanity Fair magazine that no one would ever click on. “They’re only going to click on it if [the writers] ask some ludicrous question that isn’t slander because it’s got a question mark at the end of it,” she said. This is Swift’s way of explaining that, if anything, she is less “boy crazy” than the tabloids are reporting and much more “work crazy.” She explained, “That’s the thing that I’m crazy about, that I don’t stop thinking about, you know? I think they need to make up these angles because my actual personal life doesn’t have a shocking angle to it. I go to work. I come home.” Then again, she told Elle (yes, I read a lot of magazines) that she leaves it to her fans to let her know what gossip is going on out there. “I don’t know how much impact one little blog has, so I don’t look at that,” she said. “I just base it on: Are my fans coming up to me and asking?”