TAYLOR AND ZAC'S ROMANTIC DINNER DATE (Taylor Swift)
Taylor Swift and Zac Efron have enjoyed a flirty dinner date.(Taylor Swift [01/20/2012])
Taylor Swift and Zac Efron
The ''Safe and Sound'' hit-maker and the ''New Year's Eve'' star - who have been friends for years - were spotted sharing a romantic corner table at Los Angeles restaurant place earlier this month.
A source told US Weekly the pair - who arrived together in Zac's Audi -''were deep in conversation and very giggly''.
However, friends of Zac, 24, and 22-year-old Taylor claimed the ''Lorax'' co-stars were just enjoying a friendly night out.
One pal said: ''They were in L.A. doing press stuff together, and after they were done, they decided to grab dinner.''
Another friend added: ''They have been friends a long time. Taylor thinks Zac's cute...[but] they are on totally different wavelengths.''
Zac previously dated his ''High School Musical'' co-star Vanessa Hudgens while Taylor has endured a string of heartbreak, most recently when she was dumped by Jake Gyllenhaal in late 2010.
Speaking about her forthcoming album, Taylor alluded to their short lived relationship.
She said: ''There's just been this earth-shattering, not recent, but absolute crash-and-burn heartbreak and that will turn out to be what the next album is about.''
''The only way that I can feel better about myself - pull myself out of that awful pain of losing someone - is writing songs about it to get some sort of clarity.''