Let the ex tunes begin! Writing chart-topping breakup hits is nothing new to Taylor Swift, and now one of her more recent famous exes — One Direction’s Harry Styles — reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly that he fully expects the 23-year-old entertainer to use their past relationship as inspiration.
“It would be hypocritical for me to say she couldn’t do it because everybody writes songs based on personal experience,” the 19-year-old singer tells Us. “I can’t say I’d have dated someone less famous to avoid it.” The British heartthrob split from the “I Knew You Were Trouble” singer-songwriter in early January after a few months of dating.
Denying that he’s nervous about getting the John Mayer treatment (Swift slammed the musician in the song “Dear John” off her third studio album Speak Now in 2010) the “What Makes You Beautiful” singer jokes, “at least she’s a great songwriter!”
Swift may be his most high-profiled relationship to date, but Styles doesn’t think being in the public eye makes a difference when it comes to dating.
“I think it’s people, you like people for who they are, so I couldn’t say I want to date someone less famous because of the hassle. You like who you like,” he explains.
“I think relationships are hard enough, so I think you have to completely ignore everything from outside,” he adds. “When you’re in the opening stages of a relationship as it is, you’re still under the pressure of getting to know everything about a person. If you have a lot of people from outside telling you what it is and they don’t even know you, telling you what your relationship is, that’s weird. So I think you sort of have to block it out and just have the relationship rather than think – we’re having this relationship play out on magazine covers.”
So, what does the singer look for in a girl? “Someone with a cute laugh and a good smile,” he reveals. “Someone you can have fun with – I like someone who’s up for doing stuff in terms of like, trying new things and going out new places. Not just someone who does nothing and wants to sit around.”
For more of our exclusive sit-down with Styles and the rest of the One Direction boys — Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson — pick up the new issue of Us Weekly.
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