10 Times Taylor Swift And Ed Sheeran Wanted Us To Think They Were Dating

Ed Sheeran denies dating Taylor Swift

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.Taylor Swift Ed Sheeran video

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.

Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran Performing Live July 13 2013 East Rutherford

(Photo: WENN.com)

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?

3. When they spent the night together.

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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.

4. When they made a marriage pact.

Taylor Swift bowing GIF(via)

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.

Taylor Swift saying shut the fuck up to Selena Gomez VMAs 2013


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.

6. When Taylor made Ed some jam.

taylor swift jam jar kanye west ed sheeran instagram

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.

7. When their kids fell in love.

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.

8. When Ed was on a first name basis with Taylor’s cat.

Taylor Swift and her cat Meredith in an Instagram photo 2012

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.

Taylor Swift Ed Sheeran Smile


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.

10. When Taylor gave Ed a Drake-themed needlepoint.

Taylor Swift Ed Sheeran Drake Needle Point MTV Documentary

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.

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    • mspeedi6 .

      great to see professional journalism is alive and well..do you get paid for this work.??

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        I do, thanks for asking!

      • mspeedi6 .

        do you make up stories about people you work with?,or people you know?.no?.that’s because there would be repercussions and you would have to face them.just because you can get away with something,doesn’t make it right.

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        Which stories did I make up?

      • M_G

        You DO understand the difference between “professional journalist” and “celebrity gossip blogger”, right? Because they are not the same thing.

      • mspeedi6 .

        i do,and you need to look at the wider picture.looking at articles like this,kids get the idea that its acceptable to go online and make up stories about others, and that is a major problem today.

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        What did I make up?

      • M_G

        But is she making anything up? She’s providing a list of events that actually happened and then offered her opinion as to why she thinks these events support the rumors of these two dating now or having dated in the past.

      • mspeedi6 .

        oh its very clever .insinuations and innuendos.all very legal.but,because you can, does it mean you should.?.

      • M_G

        Hmm. Well, it sounds like you might take issue with celebrity gossip in general (or gossip in general, really). I can’t speak towards everyone on the internet, but insofar as this particular post, I don’t see the harm. Nothing in this post is spiteful, or hateful, or really anything negative. And I’m sorry, but while I understand the concern for kids, this website isn’t geared towards them, so it’s unfair to hold them to a “kid-friendly” standard (even more true with some of the vulgar trolls who regularly leave anonymous, inflammatory comments on the articles here).

    • Bane

      For this nonsense and the time you spent writing it, you deserve this to happen http://scumbaganimals.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/funny-cat-clawing-woman-crotch-animated-gif-pics.gif

    • Alana

      How could Don’t possibly be about Taylor Swift? It is a song about how the girl basically cheated on him, and yet they are still friends? She was even there when he performed it at SNL? That literally makes zero sense. Also the song is about Ellie Goulding, which is literally not a secret and is completely obvious.

      • Jenny

        Also Taylor Swift would just never, ever, ever cheat on anyone.

      • Alyssa

        You don’t know that.

      • John Veil Brunner

        Don’t is about Niall and Ellie.

    • Clara

      A few corrections to your article:

      1. Don’t is about a cheating ex-lover…definitely NOT Taylor Swift.
      2. Ed never instagrammed the Drake needlepoint. Rather, it is hanging on his wall and was shown during his MTV documentary.
      3. Ed has outright denied that a marriage pact exists between him and Taylor.

      Also, it is interesting that you leave out the one thing that is blatantly them toying with the people who want them to be together: When Taylor posted the selfie of them with the caption “Ed told me to caption this Sweeran”

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        Link please!!

      • Jenny

        Literally the best thing ever.

        I swear, they need to get married ASAP

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        Oh I love it!

    • Alyssa

      This delighted me and made me laugh so hard.

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        But SHE WOULD.

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    • critics

      Ed has said that Don’t is not about Taylor and he has said this many times. Why would he still hang with her if she has cheated on him in that way. This is just bad analysis you are not connecting the dots right .

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