Back in the spring, One Direction's Harry Styles and Taylor Swift were rumored to be dating. The two admitted exchanging phone numbers at the Kids Choice Awards, but nothing really seemed to come of the romance rumorsÂ—until now.
According to Radar Online, Harry and Taylor dated briefly in April, which they tried to keep "hush-hush," and the songstress was "head over heels"!
"Taylor really liked Harry and even though they weren't exclusive, he hinted at making it official with her just before he took off to Australia," a "source close to Taylor" tells the website. "He even told Taylor he didn't want her to see anybody else while he was gone!"
Why would Harry want to do that? It's difficult to sustain a relationship when someone travels and works as much as the 1D guys do. Plus, Harry is a notorious ladies' man, and he's only 18, so why would he want to tie himself down in an exclusive relationship? That doesn't make any sense.
And even Radar realizes how sketchy it sounds, claiming that Taylor had been warned by her psychic (ugh, really?) that "she was about to be hurt and really disappointed by someone close in her life." But she "had her love goggles on and didn't care what anybody had to say about Harry"Â—and ended up "heartbroken" when the 1D heartthrob was photographed kissing American model Emma Ostilly.
"Taylor had all these texts from Harry begging for a chance to explain and telling her not to believe everything she reads," Radar's snitch says. "She immediately googled Harry and found all the stories and pictures of him kissing Emma. She was heartbroken."
There's totally a possibility that Harry and Taylor hooked up. There's also a possibility that if that happened, TaylorÂ—who seems to have fairly unrealistic expectations and ideas about relationshipsÂ—might have thought or hoped that Harry was interested in a more serious relationship and not just a fling. But considering that there haven't been any reports of thinly-veiled songs about Harry on Taylor's new album, it looks like this is either blown out of proportion or just didn't happen.
What do you think? Did Harry Styles and Taylor Swift date? Are you looking forward to One Direction's new album? Sound off in the comments!