Country pop singer Taylor Swift believes that men are intimidated by her success and fame and that her celebrity status puts some guys off approaching her.

Speaking to HELLO! Magazine, the 23-year-old said: ''At least I suppose it might [be intimidating]. It's not like I would look at a guy and say, 'Hey, are you intimidated by me?' I think that would be highly uncool on my part! I tend not to be the one to start conversations with guys, anyway. I'm a little more old-fashioned than that.

''I assume that if someone is interested in me they will come up and talk to me - and if they want to call me up afterwards, then they will.''

Swift, who last dated One Direction's Harry Styles, added that she finds it easier to write about heartache, saying: ''I do tend to write more songs when I have a broken heart, though, because when you're in love, you're just so fascinated by the fact you're in love that you don't take the time to write down everything that you're feeling.''