February 5, 2014
Horrible dancer yet popular singer Taylor Swift spoke with Glamour Magazine for her March 2014 cover interview and it appears she's given out some dating advice which isn't the worst thing we've ever heard. This is surprising since that's what we've come to expect from her.
Interviewer: When you feel like a guy you’re dating has the upper hand, how do you change the game?
Interviewer: What’s the freeze-out?
Taylor: You don’t respond to any of his texts or calls until he does something desperate [like] shows up. Or he calls and leaves a voice mail. Something that makes it very clear to you that he’s interested.
The Freeze-out, aka ignoring the shit out of him is something we've advocated several times in "The One Who Won't Go Away".
Taylor: I think everyone should approach relationships from the perspective of playing it straight and giving someone the benefit of the doubt. Until he establishes that this is a game. And if it’s a game, you need to win. The best thing to do is just walk away from the table.
Interviewer: Is that winning?
Taylor: It is when they come back. [Laughs.] And if they don’t, then they didn’t care enough to begin with.
Interviewer: Another reader question: Is it too clingy and too insecure to say “I don’t like it when you don’t text me back right away”?
Taylor: Guarding your heart and protecting your dignity are a little bit more important than clarifying the emotions of someone who’s only texting you back three words. I’ve learned that from trying to figure out people who don’t deserve to be figured out. When someone seems mysterious, we like to romanticize that he’s “deep” or “complicated.” But a lot of the time, things are exactly as they seem…. For a long time I was drawn to—and still am drawn to—people I find very interesting. [But] someone who sits and talks about themselves for an hour, you start to maybe wonder if, rather than trying so hard to be interesting, they could be a little bit more interested.
This shit has #32 Winning all over it. Taylor, exactly how many times have you read our book? Maybe this girl isn't a fucking idiot after all.
Taylor has also mastered the art of How to Fight Like a Betch.
Taylor: Never yell.
Interviewer: Never yell?
Taylor: Silence speaks so much louder than screaming tantrums. Never give anyone an excuse to say that you’re crazy.
It appears Tay has picked up her copy of Nice is Just a Place in France as that's exactly the kind of shit we've been saying for YEARS. Keep this up and control your flamboyant dance moves and you may be in the running for the biggest honor of your career: Betch of the Week.