How many times have you watched the "Blank Space" music video since Taylor Swift officially released it on Monday? Probably not as many times as I have. Between Swift going full-on crazy as the music video goes on to male model Sean O'Pry playing the handsome leading man suffering under her craziness, there's just so much about "Blank Space" to love that it's hard to know where to start. I don't know about you, but the thing that stuck out most about the wild overacting present in the video was that one, heated, steamy kiss between Swift and O'Pry near the end. You know the one. With that kind of chemistry, I had to ask: are Swift and O'Pry dating? Surely that kind of music video chemistry can't go to waste?
The answer to that question appears to be no — or at least not yet. But, to be honest, it's not very likely. Don't get me wrong. The two of them are adorable. O'Pry admitted to Vanity Fair that Swift is one of the only people who have ever made him blush: "She bit my lip. And I just remember I was really blushing, and I was trying to hide it. But that was the first thing—that was how I met Taylor... She did incredibly in the video. She’s gorgeous already, but she looks incredible in the video." Gush more about Swift, why don't you? I can't tell if O'Pry is as huge a fan of her as the rest of us are or if he's just in awe of this beautiful girl who bit his lip. Or, hey, both.
However, as we all know, the pop star is really enjoying the single life. In fact, Swift has admitted that dating would be difficult for her now because the whole idea of how to make it work around the paparazzi and the busy schedules and the constant judgments about her love life gives her anxiety. And, though we already did the detective work to find out that O'Pry is single as well (as far as we know anyway), the chance of a relationship between them is further stymied by the fact that they don't really seem to be keeping in touch. When asked if O'Pry had heard from Swift that day, the model replied that she had included him in a tweet and that was about it. He also added later that her parting gift to him after filming was a "professional" hug and seemed uncertain that the two of them would ever really see each other again.
From this Vanity Fair interview, it's clear that Swift and O'Pry's relationship was strictly music video magic and good acting that doesn't translate as well off-camera. That's probably for the best, to be honest. Swift has been having the time of her life being a role model for single ladies everywhere who don't need a man to be happy (or produce good music, if they want to produce music) and the next time she chooses to involve herself in another relationship it should probably be more low-key and built on a stronger basis than camera chemistry. She's been on a dating hiatus for almost a year already and, though the way O'Pry talks her up might make it easy to ship the two of them together, the off-camera chemistry and timing just doesn't seem right here.
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