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Five lessons we learnt from Taylor Swift's exes

While she might have had more boyfriends than records, we can learn a few lessons from the guys that now have songs written in their (dis)honour.

While she might have had more boyfriends than records, we can learn a few lessons from the guys that now have songs written in their (dis)honour.

  1. Don't let a guy end a relationship over the phone.

Joe Jonas infamously ended his relationship with Taylor during a 27 second phone call. If a guy tries to break up with you over the phone or via text, deflect and arrange to meet up so you can both discuss it face-to-face.

  1. Sometimes age does matter.

Jake Gyllenhaal reportedly initiated the relationship with Taylor and then suddenly ended it citing their difference in age. Sometimes dating an older guy (in this case, one who was eight years her senior) can be tricky. Enter at your own risk.

  1. Don't change for a guy.

It's no secret that Taylor had a little bit of a style transformation when she started hanging out with Conor Kennedy. From high-waisted '50s-inspired bikini bottoms to cruising around on million dollar yachts, this relationship reportedly ended because Tay-Tay came on a little too strong.

  1. Once a bad boy, always a bad boy.

Sometimes when a guy has broken up with several girls (and when those girls happen to be Jennifer Aniston and Jessica Simpson) for being a jerk, it might be wise to keep your guard up. As soon as John Mayer and Taylor called it quits, he went public and called her song-writing "cheap" and "bulls**t." What a stand-up guy.

  1. Don't let him become "the one that got away."

There's endless speculation that Taylor's song "Back To December" was penned for Taylor Lautner. Lyrics including, "Wishing I realised what I had when you were mine" suggest that Swift may have given up on that love a little too soon.

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