Harry Styles Admits Dating Taylor Swift Was, Uh, A “Learning Experience”

Regardless of whether or not you vibe on his music, you have to recognise Harry Styles’ life has been objectively wild

A mammoth new profile in Rolling Stone is testament to that fact, and it’s replete with ridiculous recollections from the 23-year-old. Jetting off to Jamaica to lay down his first solo record? Really?

Yet, perhaps the most surreal insight into the dude’s life can be found when he speaks about his brief relationship with Taylor Swift, a woman whose persona is so intertwined with the very concept of dating that actually doing so seems impossible. 

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Commenting on their heavily-papped second date in New York City’s Central Park, Styles said “when I see photos from that day, I think: Relationships are hard, at any age.

“And adding in that you don’t really understand exactly how it works when you’re 18, trying to navigate all that stuff didn’t make it easier.”

Styles spoke on the complexity of being an international superstar dating another one of the same, saying “it was a learning experience for sure. But at the heart of it – I just wanted it to be a normal date.”

As for the fallout of their brief togetherness – and speculation that a raft of her songs are, indeed, about him – Styles was a lil’ more coy, saying “I mean, I don’t know if they’re about me or not,” before offering “I write from my experiences; everyone does that.

“I’m lucky if everything helped create those songs.”
Without explicitly discussing references to her in his own music, Styles offered that “certain things don’t work out. 

“There’s a lot of things that can be right, and it’s still wrong. In writing songs about stuff like that, I like tipping a hat to the time together…

“Meeting someone new, sharing those experiences, it’s the best shit ever. So thank you.”
He explained “I’m never going to tell anybody everything,” which is fair enough, but the next best thing is reading the entire (and very good) piece, right here. 

Source: Rolling Stone.
Photo: David Krieger / Bauer-Griffin / Getty.