Taylor Swift & Tom Hiddleston Go To Australia, So What Could Possibly Be Next For Hiddleswift?
It hasn't even been one month since Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston made their romance public. In that short time — from mid-June to the tail-end of the first week in July — they've made out on the shore of her Rhode Island beach house, double-dated with her childhood best friend Abigail Anderson and Anderson's now-fiancé at a Selena Gomez concert, visited her hometown of Nashville, met each other's parents, vacationed in Europe, and made their way back to Rhode Island to celebrate the 4th of July wearing matching "T" heart tattoos on their arms while kissing in the ocean (Hiddleston also rocked an "I [heart] T.S." tank top). And now the couple best known as Hiddleswift is headed to Australia (the actor will start filming Thor), which will officially take their relationship all around the world. What can possibly be next?
What can be next, honestly, for a couple who has gone from zero to one hundred in a matter of weeks? They will have already been to three out of seven continents, so next on the Hiddleswift Summer Romance Agenda could be trips to Africa, Asia, South America and even Antarctica. (That agenda may be a legit handbook crafted by Swift and the PR powers that be, if those publicity stunt conspiracy theories are to be believed; Bustle has reached out to Swift’s rep about the relationship being for publicity, but did not receive a response.) Who knows? The vacation possibilities are endless when the finances are. Though many couples usually wait to take such extravagant trips until they've saved up enough money and/or know they're willing to spend a solid 24 hours on a plane with their significant other, Hiddleswift is far from a regular couple. They're in the midst of a whirlwind romance, they have the money to make their relationship like the part of "Blank Space" where T. Swift sings, "Grab your passport and my hand," and they are not slowing down any time soon.
Of course, at the breakneck speed these two are going, there are those who believe that the logical next step would be an engagement. After all, an E! source already claimed, "Taylor said she thinks he is the one, as odd and new as it sounds." Considering they've fit an entire year's-worth of relationship milestones into a matter of a few weeks, it does make sense that the next Hiddleswift milestone is one that involves the British actor getting down on one knee and popping the question. It certainly fits in line with Hiddleston's own admission (pre-Swift), that he's an "all or nothing" kinda guy: "My great strength, and my great weakness, is that I can't do anything by halves," he once told Vulture. "So when I do something I do it to the exclusion of everything else."
On the opposite end of the spectrum, however, is the theory that Hiddleswift began as a commentary about how the media reacts to T. Swift's relationships, essentially a giant sociological experiment that is basically "Blank Space" in real-time. If this is the case, then eventually the whole thing will be revealed and the jig will be up; Swift will prove herself as the most cunning and badass singer-sociologist of life and Hiddleston will go back to being the internet's collective boyfriend.
Ultimately, Hiddleswift is either "gonna be forever" or "go down in flames," to borrow yet another line from "Blank Space." Of course, there's also the possibility that things will end naturally and cordially — but when emotions are high, as they definitely seem to be in this instance — rarely does that happen. It looks like we'll just have to sit and wait (and not for long) to see the next move that these two make...