Taylor Swift loves bad boys.

The 22-year-old singer - who has had flings with the likes of Jake Gyllenhaal, John Mayer and Taylor Lautner - is addicted to dating dangerous men and says she can't help herself from wanting to change them because they are so charismatic.

Taylor said: ''There's a really interesting charisma involved. They usually have a lot to say, and even if they don't, they know how to look at you to say it all. I think every girl's dream is to find a bad boy at the right time, when he wants to not be bad any more.''

The country beauty - who is currently linked to One Direction hunk Harry Styles - says she can't fall in love half-heartedly and often gets herself in trouble as she doesn't think things through.

Taylor said: ''I don't think there's an option for me to fall in love slowly, or at medium speed. I either do or I don't. I don't think it through, really, which is a good thing and a bad thing. You don't look before you leap, which is like, 'Yay, this is awesome! Let's not think twice!' and then you're like, 'We used to be flying. Now we're falling. What's happening?' ''

Despite her many Hollywood suitors, the blonde star isn't sure she's ever been in love properly and she hopes the man she falls for completely will be her future husband.

Taylor told Parade magazine: ''I tend to think things are love and then look back and re-evaluate. I know how many people I've said 'I love you' to. I could probably count it up, but I don't feel like it. Part of me feels you can't say you were truly in love if it didn't last. If I end up getting married and having kids, that's when I'll know it's real - because it lasted.''