Taylor Swift 'Optimistic' About Love on Ellen (watch) 1Taylor Swift proves she can sting on her new album, which takes shots at several ex-boyfriends, but she was totally coy about rumors she’s dating Hollywood heartthrob Jake Gyllenhaal. Ellen DeGeneres does he best to get some answers.

The rumored romance exploded after the country singer sparked was spotted holding hands with Gyllenhaal during a stroll through Brooklyn, Sunday (Oct. 24)).

Swift recorded an appearance on DeGeneres’ TV show this week, which will air Monday Nov. 1. Ellen pressed the 20-year-old about her relationship with the actor.
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DeGeneres asked Swift if she is feeling optimistic about love.

“Well, why wouldn’t anyone be?” Swift replied.

“Especially if your boyfriend is Jake Gyllenhaal, because he is very handsome,” Ellen countered.

Y’all are just hanging out though right?”

Swift refused to deny a romance with Gyllenhaal, simply asking, “You have a picture of us on the screen, don’t you?”

The singer has previously been linked to stars including Joe Jonas, Taylor Lautner and even John Mayer (WTF?).

Swift was on the show to promote her new album, Speak Now and Ellen asked a few pointed questions about that, too.

She suggests Swift’s song “Dear John” is about rumored ex John Mayer.

“It could just be a ‘Dear John’ song,” DeGeneres probes.

“It could be, that song kind of is what it is,” Swift demurs.

The song “Innocent,” responds to her run-in with Kanye West on the MTV Video Music Awards, and shows Swift’s masterly of passive-aggressive lyrics.

“Better Than Revenge” seems targeted at actress Camilla Belle, who was Joe Jonas’s rebound girlfriend after he dumped Swift by text message.

Swift croons:

“She’s an actress

“But she’s better known for the things that she does on the mattress”

Speak Now is peppered with giggles, spoken-word bits, sighs and one too many pouring-rain metaphors, all meant to underscore Swift’s adorableness, which has long been an indisputable matter of record,” writes music critic Alison Stewart.