May we recommend the title for Taylor Swift's next song?: "The One Who Got Away Before He Was Taken."
Taylor Swift came up empty in her aggressive campaign to land British actor Douglas Booth, the New York Daily News reports.
At a November party in West Hollywood, Swift reportedly tried several times to capture the attention of the "Romeo and Juliet" star.
"Taylor kept on making an effort to flirt with Douglas, but he gave her the cold shoulder and was extremely dismissive towards her," a source tells New York Daily News.
Perhaps Booth simply didn't want to inspire Swift's next chart-topping song -- a feat accomplished by many of her previous main squeezes.
The source continued, "She would get a drink and then approach him. She would chat with (actress) Hailee Steinfeld and then re-approach him. She was even trying to chat him up near the flowers on display. It was all very funny for those of us watching."
It's pretty funny for those of us who didn't get to watch, too.
Later in the restroom, Swift looked to Steinfeld for compassion. "Taylor was whining and complaining about his aloofness toward her," the source said. "She looked like an animal circling its prey, when she tried to get his attention."
Like a lion, apparently she caught him eventually -- although only temporarily. After a few dates in London, a friend of Booth's told the newspaper, Swift scared him off.
And we were so looking forward to the tell-all song.
Swift's previous lineup of failed-relationship-inspired lyrics have reportedly included "Last Kiss" after Joe Jonas; "Back to December" for Taylor Lautner; "Mine" for Cory Monteith; "Dear John" -- talk about obvious -- for John Mayer; "The Last Time" for Jake Gyllenhaal; "Begin Again" for Conor Kennedy and most recently "I Knew You Were Trouble" for One Direction's Harry Styles.