Ed Sheeran‘s second studio album, ‘x’ drops today, so it seems like he’s kind of here to stay in the music world. Which is weird because it seems like just yesterday, I was being introduced to him in the context of ‘here is this red-headed guy that Taylor Swift is probably dating’.
Taylor and Ed immediately shut down any talk of romance, and have denied ever dating approximately four hundred times since, but it’s always kind of half-hearted. After all, the rumors that he’s dating Taylor are actually pretty beneficial to Ed’s career, right? He and Taylor are great musicians in their own right as well, but the scandal of their supposed hidden romance keeps them in the news more than albums drops ever would.
…which kinda makes me wonder if they’re doing it on purpose, just to mess with us. I think Ed and Taylor know how much of our jollies we get from speculating about their relationship, and now they’re just teasing us with it. Otherwise, how do you explain all these times when they clearly wanted us to think they were dating??
1. When they wrote a song together.
It was called ‘Everything Has Changed’, which is basically the most obvious reference ever to moving out of the friend zone and into a relationship.
“Cause all I know is we said, ‘hello’
And your eyes look like coming home
All I know is a simple name
Everything has changed
All I know is you held the door
And you’ll be mine and I’ll be yours
All I know since yesterday is everything has changed”
2. When they went on tour together.
Let’s look at this logically — when artists go on tour, they usually try to bring their significant others, right, because it’s impossible to sustain a relationship while being away from them for that long? So what are we supposed to think about the fact that these two spent pretty much all of 2013 together while Ed opened for Taylor’s Red Tour?
At one point during that tour, news ‘leaked’ that they spent the night together in the same hotel room, with Ed spotted leaving at 4:00am, which is a decidedly non-platonic hour of the morning.
According to Star, Taylor and Ed have a secret pact that if they both turn thirty and don’t have anything more serious going on, they’ll marry each other. Neither one of them has ever confirmed that, but if they wanted to maintain their mysterious dating allure, then they wouldn’t, would they?
5. When Ed defended her.
Remember that time that Taylor got caught on camera blatantly saying ‘shut the f up’ to One Direction? Well the only person in the entire world who seemed ready to believe the story that it was actually directed at Selena Gomez was…yup, you guessed it! Ed Sheeran.
Have you ever made jam for someone that you weren’t currently in a relationship with? What about jam with a Kanye West joke on the label? Yeah, that’s what I thought.
In the video for ‘Everything Has Changed’, the little kid versions of each of them like…fall in love on the school bus. If you think I can’t read between those lines, YOU CRAZY. They’re gonna be grandparents together, and their music video grandbabies will live foreverrrrr.
This is like knowing your way around someone else’s kitchen when it’s supposedly your first time in their house — a total giveaway.
9. When Ed wrote ‘Don’t’ about Taylor.
I mean come on…he says it’s not about her, but he also says it’s about a famous person with whom he shared a night in a hotel. I can connect those dots all on my own, thanks, and I think that’s what you were hoping I’d do.
Do you think it’s coincidence that every time Taylor gives Ed a present, that he Instagrams it? We’re supposed to wonder whether the two of them are dating, don’t you see??
…and the fact that I even wrote this post is proof that their plan is working! Curses. You win this time, Sheeran-Swifts.