The way that 2012 has been shaping up for One Direction, it’s no surprise that the lads were named Cosmopolitan‘s Men of the Year. Though the boys couldn’t accept the award in-person, Harry Styles tweeted at the ladymag to show his appreciation. In fact, Harry’s been quite talkative lately; even though the fivesome was interviewed together, there’s one quote from him that’s been going around online for the past day or so.
It’s no secret that Harry’s been linked to various ladies, from the much older Caroline Flack to Taylor Swift. But he insists that he’s not as randy as he gets portrayed in the tabloids. In fact, he has the most innocent of crushes on a girl who may never return his feelings because they’re just too different. He said,
“I feel so lucky to be in this position, I’m not entitled to get annoyed. I’m not half as busy as they make me out to be! A lot of the time, the way it’s portrayed is that I only see women in a sexual way. But I grew up with just my mom and sister, so I respect women a lot. There’s someone I like… but this girl… isn’t my ‘type’. It’s more about the person. How they act, their body language, if they can laugh at themselves. I find ambition really attractive too—if someone’s good at something they love doing. I want someone who is driven.”
Of course, it’s difficult to imagine any girl who’s not Harry Styles’ “type.” Look at that smile! Bonking machine or not, he’s got so much charisma that I just imagine girls abandon all of their preconceptions about men — and most of their clothing — to be near him. All he needs to do is show a little skin and his latest tattoo (this one from the same artist David Beckham goes to), and girls go crazy:
There isn’t even any nipple!
It sounds like Harry’s too shy to actually name who he’s crushing on, because they come from such different worlds. The boys have dated non-famous girls before, so I don’t think it’s a matter of notoriety. In fact, Perez Hilton seems to think that the mystery girl could be none other than Taylor Swift! He pointed at a recent photo of the two wearing matching paper airplane necklaces, and of course there’s the fact that their public personas are so different. Harry’s carrying on with women nearly twice his age while Taylor’s having tea parties with the Kennedys and pretending she doesn’t know what sex is. Then again, she is used to dating a younger man!
If anyone’s gonna break the mold of dating rules, it’s Harry Styles. He should be an inspiration to every guy who’s crushing on someone who’s not his usual choice of lady, and go after her—preferably over Twitter, so we can all watch the romantic drama unfold.