Earlier this week Taylor Swift offered some pretty wise relationship advice to a fan after she reached out to the star on Instagram.
“There’s a guy Taylor. A guy who’s sweet and charming and makes me laugh. A guy who said sorry for eating in front of me after finding out I had to skip breakfast. A guy who grew up across the street from me. A guy who plays guitar like me. A guy who was my first best friend.” confessed Hannah (@sherbetswift) to Taylor on her Instagram account.
The girl goes on to explain that she has feelings for this particular guy and that he doesn’t return them, adding that he has a girlfriend.
To the fan’s surprise Taylor replied offering her own perspective on unrequited love.
“I think unrequited love is just as valid as any other kind. It’s just as crushing and just as thrilling. No matter what happens in this situation, I want you to remember that what you are doing is selfless and beautiful and kind. You are loving someone purely because you love them, not because you think you’ll ever have your affections reciprocated. You are admiring something for its beauty, without needing to own it. Feel good about being the kind of person who loves selflessly. I think someday you’ll find someone who loves you in that exact same way” said Swift.
A pretty heartfelt response to one of almost 10 million followers!
Taylor herself is no stranger to relationship woes, as many of her songs allude to. Some of her more high profile significant others include Jake Gyllenhaal, John Mayer, and Conor Kennedy.