Analyzing Taylor and Tom’s relationship in detail has revealed some interesting insights. The first piece of the puzzle is that Taylor and Tom’s relationship was clearly more friendship-based than anything else. As friends there was plenty of benevolence, loyalty and trust as well as some happy companionship. I have no doubt that they liked each other. So what was missing?
As you can see from their Love-Stars Love Report Recap at right,Taylor and Tom’s scores for true love and soulmate potential were only medium and their scoring for every one of the 3 sexual areas: sexual heat, sexual harmony and forever
sexual attraction was so low
it was barely on the chart. This is not what I typically see with new relationships, unless the couple are seniors. Sexual heat is usually a 7 or above out of 10 in new relationships – sexual heat is usually what starts the fire to be together in the first place. So to me, this adds credence to the wide speculation that Taylor’s and Tom’s relationship may never have been really on in the first place.
Taylor and Tom do have medium attachment levels with each other, so they may stay friends. And
Tom was the control person in the relationship
so he could stand his ground with Taylor and she most likely has some respect for him.
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Taylor and Tom do have a
super high level of clashes
with a Clash Severity score of 9 out of 10, and reports of these differences beginning to surface have been offered as explanations for the breakup. Clashes are often less of a problem in a friendship.
Taylor’s heartbreak potential with Tom is very low, and though Tom’s heartbreak potential with Taylor is higher, it’s unlikely that he would be very hurt with the breakup.
One very interesting note is the high financial potential both Taylor and Tom had in this relationship. The publicity resulting from a celebrity liaison – real or contrived – can be desirable, and there’s a long Hollywood history of faux romances for publicity purposes. I discuss elsewhere why this romance backfired on Taylor rather than bringing her helpful media attention.