Taylor Swift has had some pretty popular romances with Jake Gyllenhall, John Mayer, Taylor Lautner, and Conor Kennedy—and she's written equally as popular songs about them but, she says she's not exactly cautious when starting a relationship. 

"I don't think there's an option for me to fall in love slowly, or at medium speed. I either do or I don't," says Swift, 22, who is aallegedly dating Harry Styles of One Direction. 

"I don't think it through, really, which is a good and a bad thing. You don't look before you leap, which is like, 'Yay, this is awesome! Let's not think twice!' And then you're like, 'We used to be flying. Now we're falling. What's happening?'" 

Err—but what about all of those love songs she writes? She goes on to say she's not sure that she's ever been in love.

"I tend to think things are love and then look back and reevaluate," she explains. "I know how many people I've said 'I love you' to. I could probably count it up, but I don't feel like it." 

"Part of me feels like you can't say you were truly in love if it didn't last," she continues. "If I end up getting married and having kids, that's when I'll know it's real – because it lasted."

Her full interview in Parade is available on newsstands now.

[via People]