'I never chase boys': Taylor Swift defends her love life

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Following her split with One Direction hunk Harry Styles, Taylor Swift has been painted as a woman who chews through men and constantly needs a boyfriend. But she's got words for those people: "I never chase boys."

In the March issue of Elle, the Grammy winner admits that she doesn't think she deserves to be labeled as a desperate woman. In fact, she likes to think she knows a thing or two about what men look for in a lady.

"I'm sure if I looked up the latest Google Alerts rumor it would say I'm chasing somebody who doesn't like me as much as I like him -- people love that angle on me," she says. "They're like 'Oh Taylor, coming on too strong again, chasing boys.' I never chase boys. They don't like it!"

Swift also admits that, when it comes to breakups, she's not one to throw a fit. "I don't think I've ever yelled at an ex-boyfriend. Ever. I'm not a yeller. I'm not a fit thrower," she says. "If something is done, it's done."

The 23-year-old likes to think she has a good head on her shoulders, and she applies that to her career as well as her lovelife. She doesn't seem to concerned with maintaining her current level of fame, and says she has no problem leaving the limelight when it's her time.

"I don't want to end up being so addicted to the sound of a screaming crowd that I stay on stage longer than I should," she says. "I love this so much, but if the fans don't love me doing it anymore in 10 years, 15 years, then I would like to think I would know when to gracefully bow out."

Photo/Video credit: Elle
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