One Direction 2012: Harry Styles will date ANYONE, as long as they’re no older than 43!

It’s been evident for some time that One Direction heartthrob Harry Styles lives by the motto “made round to go round.”

And in an interview with Metro recently, he revealed that despite his much publicized affair with Xtra Factor host Caroline Flack, he’s happy to date women of any age…

As long as they aren’t any older than his mum Anne Cox, who’s 43.

Of his somewhat short lived relationship with 32 year old Caroline, Harry was keen to play down speculation that it could’ve been a serious one.

He said, “It was just a fling.”

And while adding that he does in fact quite fancy Carol Vorderman – and let’s face it, who doesn’t – who’s 51, he quickly stated that she wouldn’t be on his go-to list because she’s older than his mummy.

He reiterated, “[I wouldn’t date anyone] older than my mum, and she’s 43…”

Harry added, “But really it comes down to what they’re like. Age is nothing but a number.”

Yeah, wait until you need to scroll for 15 minutes to locate your date of birth in a drop down box on t’interweb Harry, then tell me “it’s just a number.”

Grrs at the folly of youth.

Anyway, Anne recently told Heat magazine that while he might be the world’s most eligible bachelor, he’s still a mummy’s boy at heart.

She said, “He’s a mummy’s boy. Sometimes, he phones up to five times a day.

“When there’s a time difference, he tends to text saying, ‘I love you, Mum,’ or ‘I miss you’.

“He’s still my little boy [and] he gives the best hugs ever.

“I love hugging him and kissing him when he comes home. He’s a very caring and lovely guy.”

Altogether now… awww bless!

Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is a trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, Big Brother, BGT and I'm A Celeb.