He’s been linked to a string of glamorous women over the past year… but all Harry Styles really wants is a lasting relationship.
The 18-year-old One Direction heartthrob - who is performing at the Radio 1 Teen Awards today - says his party lifestyle is making him lonely and he’s desperate to settle down, according to best friend Will Sweeney.
And now he’s moved into his own home, a £3million mansion in North London, he is even more determined to meet someone he can share his life with.
“I do know Harry’s looking for a relationship, he’s told me that,” said Will, who is still in regular contact with his old school pal.
“He’s always out mixing with celebrities and going to all these parties with different girls, but it’s lonely for him and not what he wants.
“That’s just not really the kind of guy he is. He’s very sentimental and emotional and he always goes the extra mile for any girlfriend he has.”
Will says that Harry wants someone he can come home to, someone he can confide in.
“When he goes to these parties with these girls they’re just there for the night and you have fun and a good time but that’s the end of it,” he added.
“He wants a relationship much more than parties and stuff.”
Since One Direction came third on The X Factor two years ago, the band has had several No 1 hits and Harry has become a huge star, making a personal fortune of around £20million and splashing out some of it on a fleet of luxury cars.
But he is almost as well-known for his womanising, especially for his way with older women.
In the last year he has dated Xtra Factor host Caroline Flack, and radio DJ Lucy Horobin, both 32, as well as Made In Chelsea star Caggie Dunlop, 23.
Will, who grew up with Harry in Cheshire and was in his former group White Eskimo, said his old pal never dated older girls when they were at school.
“They were normal ages,” he said. “And he never had hundreds of girls. I’d liken him to Robbie Williams… he’s a cheeky-chappie type and often girls just wanted to cuddle him.
“He didn’t ever go for looks, it was always about a girl’s personality.
“He talked about how a girl seemed like a nice person, not what her body was like. It’s what’s inside the person that matters to Harry.”Will Payne for Mirror.com (via grimmsies)