This new era of Taylor Swift is all about being confident without a man by her side, and we're loving her newfound spirit of independence! It looks like her friends, however, just don't understand how she could possibly be enjoying her new, romance-free life.

Sitting down with British Cosmopolitan, Taylor revealed: "People will say, let me set you up with someone, and I'm just sitting there saying, ‘That's not what I'm doing. I'm not lonely; I'm not looking.'...They just don't get it." She goes on, adding: "I've learnt that just because someone is cute and wants to date you, that's not a reason to sacrifice your independence and allow everyone to say whatever they want about you. I'm not doing that anymore."

Taylor is sure to reiterate the fact that it will definitely take someone out-of-this-world worth it to get her back on the dating scene anytime soon, and that's perfectly okay: "It'd take someone really special for me to undergo the circumstances I have to go through to experience a date. I don't know how I would ever have another person in my world trying to have a relationship with me, or a family. The best answer I can come up with now is ‘go at it alone.' Life can be romantic without having a romance. I'm very attracted to how happy I am now."

She then goes on to dish more about her famous girlfriends, a group that includes Lena Dunham, Lorde, Selena Gomez and Karlie Kloss (just to name a few), saying that they discuss feminism and the gender-based inequalities that persist in our society: "The kind of things we say are, 'Why is it mischievous, fun and sexy if a guy has a string of lovers that he's cast aside; loved and left? Yet if a woman dates three or four people in an eight-year period she is a serial dater and it gives some 12-year-old the idea to call her a 'slut' on the internet? It's not the same for boys, it just isn't and that's a fact."

She may not have anyone to kiss at midnight on New Year's Eve -- yet! -- but, unlike her brother Austin, she does have some serious gift-wrapping skills! She told the magazine: "We open presents on Christmas Eve. My brother is the worst present wrapper—one year he just wrapped gifts in trash bags. Mine are perfectly creased and every single present has a special ribbon." (Quotes via US Magazine.)

The December 2014 issue of British Cosmopolitan with the gorgeous Ms Swift on its cover hits news stands on Nov. 4, so be sure to grab a copy to read the full interview!

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