With all the songs she’s written about love, Taylor Swift definitely knows a thing or two about boys. She recently dished to Twist magazine some advice on having a guy in your life! As amazing it might be to get involved with someone, she warns against having him play too big of a role in your life.

“They can be a part of your life but never let a guy BE your life,” Tay said. “They can live in your world, but never make the guy your world.”

She also talked about never forgetting about your family and friends! Your crush might be totally awesome, but your family and best buds were there for you long before he ever was.

“Trying to impress a guy or putting him before your friends and family shows you’re not OK with who you are,” she said. “One of my goals is to always be OK with whom I am aside from love and boys.”

Taylor’s songs cover pretty much all the ups and downs of being in a relationship. But her song “Begin Again”, which she performs live from New York in the video above, is about being in the type of relationship where you can fall in love with someone more and more everyday. According to Tay, though, you have to be able to love yourself before you can find that ideal guy.

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