Taylor Swift makes no apologies for writing about her exes in her songs, and despite all her well-publicized heartbreak, Taylor Swift is still a believer in love.

“Even after it explodes into a million pieces and burns down and you’re standing in a pile of the ash of what it once was, thinking, ‘Why did I have to meet this person, why did this have to happen?” Swift says in the November issue of U.K.’s Marie Claire, on stands Oct. 4. “But then, when you make eye contact with someone across the room and it clicks and, bam, you’re there — in love again.”

And the 22-year-old country crooner makes no apologies for her many chart-topping break-up ballads.

Swift has romanced the likes of John Mayer, Joe Jonas, Taylor Lautner and Jake Gyllenhaal. And though she stays mum on the subject of her songs, woeful details of her love life have found their way into her Grammy-winning lyrics.