Today marks another Valentine's Day, and one of the rare instances in which superstar Taylor Swift is celebrating the most romantic of holidays by her lonesome. After breaking up with One Direction singer Harry Styles last month, and after flings with Jake Gyllenhaal, Joe Jonas, Taylor Lautner, John Mayer and Conor Kennedy all fizzled out and/or inspired scornful songs to be written, the 23-year-old is back in the swing of the single life as V-Day 2013 rolls around. It's time for T-Swift to declare independence, as Bjork might say! It's time for Taylor to say, "Screw Valentine's Day, it's a made-up greeting card holiday!" It's time for T-Swizzle to forget the fact that she starred in a movie called "Valentine's Day" and plot her next movie role! Who needs Valentine's Day? Not Taylor!
We know Taylor, and we know Taylor likes to be involved in relationships. It doesn't seem right that the "Love Story" singer is single on this or any February 14. So in honor of our favorite country-pop icon, let's play a little bit of matchmaker, shall we?
Billboard offers up 10 suggestions for Taylor Swift's next much-ballyhooed celebrity boyfriend in our latest Pop Shop poll. Vote for your favorite candidate below to take Taylor out for a milkshake one magical evening -- and maybe even hold her hand! -- or make your case for an unnamed gentleman caller in the comments section below..
ED SHEERAN -- Taylor's upcoming opening act is an incredibly gifted musical talent, with a charming accent to boot. Could Taylor find her 2014 Valentine on the road this year?
NICK JONAS -- Sure, it didn't work out with Joe Jonas, but Taylor might find more of a connection with the youngest JoBro.
JUSTIN BIEBER -- The "knee-jerk reaction" candidate: Biebs needs a new gal after he and Selena Gomez split. Can Taylor be the beauty to his beat?
HUNTER HAYES -- Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood. Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton. Are Taylor Swift and Best New Artist Grammy nominee Hunter Hayes the next country-music power couple?
DRAKE -- The Young Money rapper's sensitive soul and staggering success is a pristine match for Taylor. Take Care of her, Drizzy.
ONE DIRECTION'S ZAYN MALIK -- Maybe Taylor was destined to end up with a 1D member, but picked the wrong one. Or…
THE WANTED'S MAX GEORGE -- …Maybe she picked the wrong boy band! The Wanted's main hunk (pictured center) could be chasing the sun with T-Swizzle.
TYLER, THE CREATOR -- Taylor hasn't had a problem hanging out with the bad boys, and the Odd Future member is hip-hop's ultimate agitator.
SKRILLEX -- Sexy Sonny Moore could help country and EDM reach the point of holy matrimony, and Taylor could, you know, shave off half of her hair. And after "I Knew You Were Trouble," T-Swift has demonstrated an affinity for bass drops!
JOSH GROBAN-- Just like Taylor, Groban recently scored another No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, with "All That Echoes." Just like Taylor, Groban is incredibly good-looking. True, chart-topping love may be in the air!