"For me, I've never been a boyfriend girl, where I've always got a boyfriend," she told Oprah Winfrey on her talk show Wednesday (October 14). "I was about 15 when I had my first boyfriend. We were together for a year. As far as relationships, that's me making an exception ... 'cause I'm better single. I feel like if I were to meet the right person, I'd make time for it."
Swift didn't have much to say about the Kanye West VMA incident, but she did tell Oprah that she had accepted West's apology and that her mom had spoken to him about it at the show. She credited her parents for helping her become the grounded 19-year-old she is today.
"I feel like being raised by two parents who basically brought me up with the idea that the world didn't owe me anything really helped," she said. "My whole life, I just loved music and I'd see these people on big stages, and I didn't think I could actually do that."
That love for music has made her a superstar, and she said being famous is better than she thought it would be. "Nothing in my life now, as far as activities and the way people perceive me, it's not normal and it's a lot different. ... It's better," she said. "I always dreamed about what it would be like if I would walk in somewhere and people already knew my songs, and it's crazy. ... It's amazing to me that it actually happened."