Taylor Swift's "Red" is the ultimate relationship album. From powering through break-ups ("We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together") to finding new love after being burned ("Begin Again"), Taylor knows a thing or two about dating. She's like your cool, older friend whose advice you can always trust. This month, she's taking over Seventeen's love column to dish her best relationship tips for three tricky situations.
If you're stuck in the friend zone, Taylor says, “Remember that people have to fall in love with you because they want to, not because you want them to. Don’t chance ruining your friendship by chasing him before he’s ready. You just have to wait for him to turn it into something more, if and when he wants to.”
Not sure if your crush is really worth going after? She advises, “Deciding not to play games is the best way to go because it keeps things simple: If he messes it up by playing around with your heart, you’ll know he doesn’t deserve you. You were real with him, and he didn’t return the courtesy. Someone else will!”
And finally, how do you know when your relationship is over for good? The "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" singer knows firsthand how frustrating the situation can be. She suggests, “If you get into the habit of hiding your breakups and makeups from your friends and family because they roll their eyes at you, or no one can ever keep it straight if you guys are together or not…congratulations. You’re in an on-again, off-again relationship that’s gone on for way too long, and its time to end it for good!”
With a slew of high-profile relationships behind her, Taylor speaks from experience. Most recently, the star split from Conor Kennedy. A source blamed her busy schedule as the reason behind the breakup.
For more relationship advice from Taylor, go to www.seventeen.com/taylor and pick up the December/January issue of Seventeen, on newsstands November 20.
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