Taylor Swift is "optimistic about love"
The 20-year-old country singer - who is reportedly dating movie star Jake Gyllenhaal - has refused to confirm a romance with the actor but admits she is very happy with her love life right now.
Asked by Ellen DeGeneres how she feels about love, Taylor answered: "I`m always optimistic about love. Well, why wouldn?t anyone be?"
To which Ellen said: "Especially if your boyfriend is Jake Gyllenhaal, because he is very handsome. Y`all are just hanging out though, right?"
Despite the `Love Story` singer`s refusal to acknowledge the relationship, chat show host Ellen gave her approval to the new couple.
She said: "I`m just saying he`s adorable and I like him very much, and so if that is the case that he`s your boyfriend, I think that`s fantastic."
Referring to Taylor`s recent revelation that she uses her romantic experiences as inspiration for her songs, Ellen asked: "Wouldn`t he be nervous if anything goes wrong?"
Taylor and Jake, 29, were spotted holding hands and appeared smitten with each other whilst on a romantic walk around Brooklyn, New York, last Sunday (24.10.10).
The pair also attended a taping of comedy sketch show `Saturday Night Live` on Saturday (23.10.10).
Taylor has previously dated Joe Jonas and Taylor Lautner and was linked to 33-year-old singer John Mayer last year.
Jake has been single since his relationship with actress Reese Witherspoon ended 10 months ago.