The country singer - who has dated actor Taylor Lautner and pop star Joe Jonas in the past - admits she has a mixed-up view of love and has occasionally got herself hurt by her own excitement.
She said: "At times I`ve been really guarded and careful and afraid to trust someone. But other times, you want to jump in headfirst. I`ve had moments of thinking, This is who I love and I don`t care what anyone says. Those moments are beautiful and wild and exciting, but I`ve learned that those moments can end up hurting you in the end.
"I`ve been careful in love. I`ve been careless in love. And I`ve had adventures I wouldn`t trade for anything."
The 20-year-old beauty also admits she is looking for someone who has "passions" she respects and hopes to find someone who has integrity and is trustworthy.
She told Glamour magazine: "I look for someone who has passions that I respect, like his career. Someone who loves what he does is really attractive.
"In high school, I used to think it was `like sooooo cool` if a guy had an awesome car. Now none of that matters. These days I look for character and honesty and trust."
Taylor recently confessed she found love "confusing" and often hopes for and fears love in equal measure.
She said: "Naturally, I want to write songs about love and relationships because I find it find it all very confusing. When I meet someone new I live somewhere between hope and fear. Hope that this time it could be different, and fear that it will turn out like it has before."