#3: How to Get Him Back
If you’re an opera lover, chances are you know Puccini’s final masterpiece, Turandot. (If you haven’t, Google ‘Nessun Dorma,’ and may we suggest Pavarotti’s legendary rendition?) The opera centers around a high and mighty princess who has a string of potential suitors beheaded following their inability to solve her riddles, all while herself reigning supreme.
Insert Taylor Swift Joke Here.
True, some might think that T-Swift makes Turandot seem like Strawberry Shortcake, but the fact of the matter is that while she’s one of the most successful artists in the world today, male or female, she isn’t exactly a role model when it comes to the question of how to get your ex-boyfriend back.
That is, however, until she starts putting ex-boyfriends on blast in her own songs. Art imitates life, of course, but pulling a Taylor Swift like that and bashing loudly and proudly probably isn’t the best way to mend fences.
In fairness, not only is she not trying to get her exes back, one could argue that that’s part of the point—she’s her own independent entity, and justifiably proud of that. Her love life is her own business. Further, this isn’t a gendered piece of advice, and it’s just as tactless for a guy to publicly attack and humiliate his ex-girlfriend, and if YOUR ex is doing this, he isn’t worth getting back—period.
For as much as we love to kid, Taylor Swift is already more financially successful than most of us could ever hope to be, and she has a right to make her own decisions. That said, if you’re hoping for a restoration of your private life, public lyrical lashings like that probably the key to your figuring out how to get my ex back.