The Grammy winner and princess of pop are known for her very public relationships, and her (even more) public songs about those relationships. Remember the catchy song “Trouble” about an unsuccessful relationship? Yeah, that is an ex-boyfriend song. What about the song “The Last Time”? That track was allegedly about Jake Gyllenhaal. Note to self: If you are going to date Taylor Swift, expect to have a song. Since Swifty has annihilated an entire swarm of hot, successful men, let’s look back at her past love life, and remember the short-lived times, the times, and the good times. After all, it’s all fun and games until someone writes a song about you.
1. Tom Hiddleston
Remember her newest ex-boyfriend Tom Hiddleston? The pair only lasted a few months in 2017, but in the time he was spotted wearing an “I love T.S.” shirt. There’s that.
2. Calvin Harris
All-star DJ and actress Calvin Harris outdated Taylor Swift for 15 months, but it truly felt like forever. Swifty almost immediately started dating Hiddleston after the split. She moves fast.
3. Harry Styles
Uber-famous Harry Styles and Taylor Swift dated from October of 2012 to January of 2013, and it was the talk of the universe. Following the split, Styles discussed the reasoning behind it to Rolling Stone. He said, “But in the heart of it. I just needed it to be a normal date.”
4. Conor Kennedy
Cutie Conor Kennedy and T. Swift did not last long, but oh-how-sweet they were together. The short-term lovers only lasted several months because there were claims Swift kidnapped the young Kennedy. Yikes.
5. Zac Efron
Even though Efron and Swift never confessed to the relationship, they made our list. Are rumors usually true? The singer denied dating Efron after being questioned by Ellen Degeneres on her show in 2012. She said, “He’s awesome, we aren’t a couple though.” Whatever.
6. Garrett Hedlund
Actor Garrett Hedlund and Taylor Swift were rumored to be back in 2011 but never published a statement. We can only imagine their relationship.
7. Chord Overstreet
Remember gorgeous Glee actor Chord Overstreet? The two were spotted together in February of 2011 at a baseball game, and rumors spread like wildfire. They didn’t last long though. Sad.
8. Adam Young
Owl City’s Adam Young “outdated” Taylor Swift for a hot second. In other words, if you consider exchanging emails and meeting a few times, dating. The musician told US Weekly, “When I met her she was shining, and I was too. It’s tough to put into words, but I was wonderstruck to meet with her.” After hearing Young’s poetic method of speaking, it’s no surprise Swifty allegedly wrote the tune “Enchanted” for him.
9. Jake Gyllenhaal
In the true fashion of a serial dater, Swift dated Gyllenhaal for just a month or two (I guess there is a reason her last name is Swift). Gyllenhaal left the relationship with “Red,” his very own Taylor Swift song.
10. Toby Hemingway
After choosing British actor Toby Hemingway to star in her “Mine” music video, Swift was spotted in 2010 with Hemingway on dates in some different cities. Sadly, the couple didn’t last long, but at least Swifty got a music video that is great! I guess Hemingway was not “mine” after all.
11. Cory Monteith
Before getting snatched up by Lea Michele, Cory Monteith was rumored to have been on Taylor Swift’s hit list of boyfriends. Although Swift appeared pretty gleeful when photographed with Monteith in 2010, both split after only a month or two. Too bad, Tay-Co!
12. John Mayer
Ah, yes. The John Mayer relationship, which was possibly the most famous of them all. It seems pretty obvious that Swift’s tune “Dear John” is probably about this gold voiced angel. But that isn’t the song Swift delivered in Mayer’s direction. Mayer’s ex-bae Katy Perry spanned some Swift’s backup dancers mid-tour, leaving Swifty mad and dancer-less. Soon after, the song “Bad Blood” was published. Yikes.
13. Taylor Lautner
What’s better than one Taylor? Taylor squared, obviously. The Taylors became Hollywood’s hottest couple and were hounded by the paparazzi all over Los Angeles. Following their split, Swift dedicated “Back to December” to Lautner, who reacted with a simple comment, “that is exactly what she does.”
14. Lucas Till
Swift may have met her match in X-Men star and cutie with a booty Lucas Till, who’s famed for dating all of Hollywood’s most eligible bachelorettes. After his breakup with Miley Cyrus, Till reportedly fell for Swifty on the set of her music video for “You Belong To Me.” Don’t worry, Swifties, Till supported with MTV News which Swift is a better kisser than Cyrus.
15. Joe Jonas
Possibly the most beautiful of Swift’s many guys, Joe Jonas was rumored to have broken up with Swifty in a 27-second phone call. Jonas defended himself at a Myspace post to his fans, stating, “I called to discuss feelings with another person. Those feelings were not well received. I didn’t end the conversation. Someone else did.” Ouch. Baby, now they’ve got bad blood.