Despite being spotted all over town together with New Moon star Taylor Lautner — and even introducing him to her mother — Taylor Swift insists that she’s currently single.

“I’ve never thought it was a curse to be single,” she says. “At this point in my life, I’m in the mind-set where I choose to be single — like I got to light scented candles and write in my diary and I wouldn’t have time for that if I had a boyfriend right now.”

As for Lautner, all she’ll say on the matter is, “He and I have gotten really close.