Taylor Swift's Guide to Love in 5 Clicks

When it comes to relationships, the fearless country star follows her own romance rules

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1. GO ON G-RATED DATES

1. GO ON G-RATED DATES
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Being a good girl isn't an act for Taylor Swift. From indulging in fro-yo with Taylor Lautner in 2009 to bowling with Glee's Cory Monteith in 2010 to visiting New York's Central Park Zoo with her latest ex, One Direction frontman Harry Styles (and his stylist's baby), last December, the 23-year-old singer keeps it clean when it comes to romance too.

02 of 05

2. ... BUT PDA IS A-OK

2. ... BUT PDA IS A-OK
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Chaste dates aside, Swift has no problem with very affectionate – and very public! – displays of feeling. In 2012, she spent a loved-up summer in Cape Cod, Mass., with Conor Kennedy and his famous family, and two years prior, enjoyed a touchy-feely Thanksgiving with Jake Gyllenhaal in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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3. HIT THE RED CARPET

3. HIT THE RED CARPET
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She might as well make it official – and nothing's more official than attending an industry event on the arm of your beau. Swift and ex Joe Jonas got dolled up for the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards; she made an appearance at the 2009 VEVO music video channel launch with John Mayer; and along with Cory Monteith, helped honor music's icons at a 2010 pre-Grammy party.

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4. MEET THE FAM

4. MEET THE FAM
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She doesn't love in isolation! When Swift gets involved, she gets to know everyone else involved, whether joining the Gyllenhaal-Sarsgaards for Thanksgiving in New York in 2010 – and holding hands with Maggie Gyllenhaal's daughter Ramona – or going barefoot in Hyannis Port with Conor Kennedy's dad, Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

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5. DON'T CRY OVER A BREAKUP – WRITE A SONG!

5. DON'T CRY OVER A BREAKUP – WRITE A SONG!
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Swift's romances may be brief, but they certainly leave an impression! Her "tumultuous, crazy, insane, intense, semi-toxic relationships" of the have helped her craft her signature breakup ditties, including about Mayer and about Jonas. Harry Styles, you've been warned!

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