Taylor Swift Loves a ‘Parade’

Taylor Swift seems to be turning up everywhere these days, including the cover of venerable news weekly Parade.

The Speak Now songbird (and potential Glee subject) beautifully fronts the October 24 issue of the magazine, dishing on such topics of her roller-coaster love life and her habit of sneaking up and surprising random fans.

After high-profile relationships with Joe Jonas and Taylor Lautner, the 20-year-old country-music chanteuse reveals that she’s happy to take relationships as they come these days—because, frankly, the whole love thing still mystifies her:

“Things change so quickly. I have no idea who’s going to be a recurring character and who’s just a guest star for one episode. Love is fascinating. Wishing for it, pining for it, and the anger that comes when you lose it. I used to think that I could figure out some pattern to love, like if you don’t text a guy back for a half hour, he’ll like you more. But there is no pattern. Absolutely nothing is predictable in love or in life.”

She isn’t averse to springing surprises on other people, either—such as one lucky fan she happened to stumble across in Nashville:

“I was driving near the mall and I saw this girl with my tour T-shirt on. She was probably 11. I made a U-turn and tried to follow her—I really had to do some maneuvering. I found her in a video-game store and just kind of walked up to her and said, ‘Oh, hi. I wanted to meet you.’  She had no idea what to say for about three minutes. Then her mom walked over, burst into tears, and proceeded to tell me that they’d driven all the way from Austin, Texas, just to see where I was discovered.”

Sneaky, sneaky. And very sweet. What would you do if Taylor Swift just popped up behind you out of the blue? Let us know in the comments section.