Taylor SwiftIn what has to be one of the most entertaining pieces of celebrity gossip I've heard in a long time, supposedly Taylor Swift wants to date Bradley Cooper -- but he's not interested. At all.

Tay-Tay reportedly had her eye on the 38-year-old hottie as her next conquest, so she asked Jennifer Lawrence to feel him out (hee hee) on whether or not he'd be willing to go out with her.

A source says, "It was a little awkward for Bradley. Jennifer came to him and told him that Taylor was interested in getting together. He had to politely decline, knowing full well that Jennifer and Taylor are friends."

D'oh! Awkward is right.

(Yes, I know it's mean to laugh, but I'm still going to.)

And his reasoning for not wanting to be the next dude in line to serve as breakup song inspiration, well, it totally makes sense.

The source said, "Bradley has absolutely no intention of getting together with Taylor. First of all, her reputation precedes her. Bradley is very wary of dating someone who is a bit of a serial dater like Taylor."

(D'oh! That had to sting a little.)

And yes, the age thing came into play too. Supposedly Bradley isn't into younger girls, which is why he won't date Jennifer Lawrence, 22. Yes, Jennifer is 22, so she's 16 years Bradley's junior. And guess what? Taylor is just 23, so it sounds like he's sticking to his guns as far as not being the kind of dude who robs the cradle. (Sigh. Could he get any sexier?)

But let's forget about Brad and focus on Taylor for a second. Seriously, what is her deal with going after guys who are barely out of high school, like Conor Kennedy and Harry Styles, and dudes who are considerably older than her? What does she have against 20-something guys who are in the same phase of life that she is?

I'm going to go ahead and throw a crazy theory out there. Maybe if Taylor dated guys her own age, she'd actually have a decent shot of hanging onto a boyfriend for more than a couple of months at a time. And maybe, just maybe, she'd finally shake her reputation for changing guys as often as she changes her underwear.

Of course, having a steady boyfriend may send her career straight into the gutter, but I'm guessing that's a risk she'd be willing to take if it meant finding Mr. Right.

Who do you think Taylor should date?

 

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