Taylor Swift's fifth studio album 1989 finally drops this week, and the country-turned-pop songstress is still giving revealing interviews, as her promotional tour comes to a close.
Today, she gave us a little insight as to why she prefers to spend time at home with her cats:
"I get beat up in the press whenever I go near a boy," Taylor told London's Daily Mail.
"So you can understand why I'm taking a bit of a break...It's seen as a scandal when I date a boy, and yet dating is a normal thing for a twentysomething to do."
You may have noticed that Taylor frequently uses the word "boy" when discussing her past relationships. Turns out, that's no accident.
Like her previous albums, 1989 contains plenty of veiled references to her exes. For example, it's been widely assumed that "Out of the Woods" is about Harry Styles, whom Taylor dated briefly in ...
One lyric that's caught fans' attention is the line, "Boys only want love when it's torture." Taylor claims that strange desire is one of the main things that separated boys from men.
"Boys only want love if it's torture and a constant chase," Taylor says. "Men want love if it's real, right, healthy and consistent...The male species has divided into two groups - it's boys and men."
"You can have a 40 year old boy, and 20 year old man."
Sounds like Taylor's really figured out what she wants in a relationship. Although, she's gotta admit, if it weren't for all those "boys," she may never have written some of her best songs.