Taylor Swift is an expert on a lot of things: cats, hit albums, crafts, girlfriends, and style, to name a few.
But the country queen would probably admit that she's still learning when it comes to relationships. She is only 24, and the drama of her short-lived romances with men such as Harry Styles, Jake Gyllenhaal, John Mayer, and all the rest is the stuff of pop culture legend.
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Still, the "22" singer is always willing to help out a fan, so when one of them solicited her advice on love, T.Swift did not disappoint. A Swiftie named Hannah reached out to her idol via Instagram on Tuesday, with a story that sounds a lot like the situation in Swift's song "You Belong With Me." Hannah has romantic feelings for a guy friend who has a girlfriend.
Taylor gave a truly sweet response, even complimenting Hannah's photo. "Hannah. Eyes, eyes, eyes. Woah. You have the prettiest, widest, most child like eyes," Swift wrote. "(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."
No wonder she's a songwriter...