Taylor Swift’s list of A-list exes reads like a who’s who of Hollywood. Before hooking up with (and then breaking up with) American royalty Conor Kennedy, the 22-year-old country superstar dated Joe Jonas, Taylor Lautner, John Mayer, and Jake Gyllenhaal — all very briefly.

Instead of remaining coy about these high-profile flings, Taylor writes chart-topping songs about them. She also isn’t shy about discussing the perils and joys of relationships in interviews, though she rarely gets into the nitty-gritty of them.

On that note, dear John reader, here are five of her musings on love and dating. Such wisdom from one so young...

1. When “oh, no” means “oh, yes”...

In Cosmo: "I need that unexplainable spark. [...] I just need to see someone and feel Oh, no, uh-oh. It's only happened a few times in my life, but I feel like if I was gonna be with someone forever, it would be because I saw them and I thought, Oh, no." READ MORE

2. Go get ’em, tiger

In Rolling Stone: "I have rules for a lot of areas of my life — love is not going to be one of them." READ MORE

3. Men of Hollywood, you’ve been warned

In Marie Claire: “[M]usic is absolutely everything that I am and everything that I stand for. It’s not my fault if someone gets into a relationship with me and then cheats and I write a song about it.” READ MORE

4. Being famous is hard

To Katie Couric: "I don't know how to have a normal relationship because I try to act normal, love from a normal place and live a normal life, but there is sort of an abnormal magnifying glass, like telescope lense, on everything that happens between me and anybody else." READ MORE

5. Fifty Shades of... Pink?

In Cosmo: “I’ve had a lot of dark and twisty situations happen, enough to realize that when someone exhibits signs of evoking a dark and twisty relationship and dark and twisty feelings, it’s not interesting to me." READ MORE

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