Taylor Swift, looking resplendent in a summery, tangerine-hued shift dress and her signature ringlets flowing in waves, graces the cover of the June issue of InStyle.

Swift, who is all of 21, talks about how she likes being surprised by love and even though she is confessional about her romantic ups and downs in her songs, she is not soured by the experiences she's had while in the public eye.

"There are no rules when it comes to love," muses Swift. "I just try to let love surprise me because you never know who you're going to fall in love with. You never know who's going to come into your life --- and for me, when I picture the person I want to end up with, I don't think about what their career is, or what they look like. I picture the feeling I get when I'm with them."

It's refreshing to hear the singer is still open to, and not cynical about, love, despite her very public romances! Jake Gyllenhaal, Taylor Lautner, Joe Jonas: The A-list of boyfriends past is impressive, but Swift is keeping her heart open for the right man.

Swift also tells the publication that her No. 1 fear is "the thought of prolonged, perpetual unhappiness, and of unfulfillment. I have this really high priority on happiness and finding something to be happy about. It's not that I live in a delusional fantasy where I'm just smiling every day. I definitely feel pain, but there is also this need to be grateful for what I've been given."

Swift certainly doesn’t speak like a 21-year-old. How does someone so young and so famous stay so grounded? She certainly sounds grateful and goal-oriented with these statements, and she should most definitely be a role model for teenage girls today.

Swift is gearing up for the launch of her first fragrance later this year, so you should see her pop up in the women's magazines even more often once the scent hits shelves. She will perform in Nashville this Saturday, May 21 as part of the 'Speak Now Help Now' dress rehearsal show, which benefits tornado relief efforts. It's her final dress rehearsal for her tour, and 13,000 fans will get to see her new show early. 100% of the proceeds will aid tornado victims.

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