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Is Taylor Swift the problem?

The singer’s got a long and rich dating history, but maybe she should stop blaming the guys for the break-up

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Mandatory Credit: Photo by Broadimage / Rex Features (2048816o)Taylor SwiftNew Year’s Eve celebrations, Times Square, New York, America - 31 Dec 2012

Oh no — poor sweet Taylor Swift has yet another break up-under her belt. Expect a sappy love song about how her latest One Direction boybander Harry Styles just wasn’t the one. Possible title for Swift’s next song — Maybe I am the Problem? It’s been what, 13 men in four years? We look back at the blonde crooner’s rather promiscuous past.

Joe Jonas: Her first public boyfriend, the two pop sensations started dating in the summer of 2008 before calling it quits in the autumn. Talking about the break-up on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Swift said: “I’m not even going to remember the boy who broke up with me over the phone in 25 seconds when I was 18. ... I looked at the call log — it was like 27 seconds. That’s got to be a record.” ‘Forever and Always’ was rumoured to be about Jonas.

Lucas Till: Remember the cute blond guy in her ‘You Belong With Me’ video? Swift dated Till soon after the video was shot but it soon fizzled out.

Taylor Lautner: Oh dear, Taylor-squared gave us enough reason to roll our eyes in the movie ‘Valentine’s Day’. And soon Taylor and Taylor were an item, before ending in the latter months of 2009. Her song ‘Back to December’, the grapevine has it, is her apology to him for the way she acted during their short relationship.

John Mayer: The next man on Swift’s long list was 12 years her senior. The two recorded a duet, ‘Half of my Heart’, before their love died out. ‘Dear John’ was released in his honour with Mayer later saying in an interview he felt terrible and was “humiliated” by it.

Cory Monteith: The beginning of 2010 saw Swift go bowling, share a meal and get cosy with the ‘Glee’ star. Apparently the inspiration for her song ‘Mine’, Monteith was quick to say on The Ellen Degeneres Show that they were just friends.

Toby Hemingway: Till wasn’t enough to keep her away from video co-stars. Swift’s next conquest was the ‘Mine’ co-star. Their chemistry wasn’t just limited on camera with the two spotted at a LA café and chilling in Maine.

Jake Gyllenhaal: Even though the two were determined to stay off Page 6, they were papped together several times. The relationship lasted two months and in a later interview with ‘Vogue’, Swift admitted the break-up was hard.

Chord Overstreet: Another ‘Glee’ actor to play the ‘we are just friends’ card — the two were photographed watching a Kings game. During the CMT Awards show, Overstreet made an appearance in Swift and Shania Twain’s spoof of ‘Thelma and Louise’.

Conor Kennedy: Since the actors and singers were not working out for her, Swift next bagged political royalty: the son of Robert Kennedy Jr, Conor. They held hands, kissed and hung out with his family before Swift pulled the plug on them last October.

Harry Styles: Weeks after — or was it days after things ended with Kennedy — Swift had another beau in her life. Reports emerged of the two linking hands during rehearsals for her performance on the ‘X Factor’ before host Mario Lopez confirmed the sighting. And like it has in the past, a month or so later, Swift had yet another ex to her name — and rich pickings for her next album.