He’s been variously linked to the likes of Taylor Swift, Caroline Flack and Cara Delevingne over the years, but Harry Styles has now revealed that he hasn’t dated anybody in over a year, thanks to his hectic schedule as he prepares to launch his solo singing career.

The 23 year old One Direction singer has been comparatively quiet compared to his bandmates in the 16 months since the band officially went on their hiatus at the end of 2015. However, he revealed that virtually none of that time was spent on his love life, as he’s been too busy focussing on his solo album and his role in Christopher Nolan’s upcoming World War II epic Dunkirk.

Harry StylesHarry Styles says he hasn't dated in over a year

“I haven’t dated in a long time,” he told his friend Nick Grimshaw in an interview for BBC Radio 1 this week. “I went away to do the movie then did the album so I haven’t in a while.”

Styles said: “I started the album end of Feb last year for three weeks and had to stop for five months when I went to do a movie. I came back to it in July and finished writing it in December.”

With his debut solo performance set to come on April 15th on ‘Saturday Night Live’, Styles reflected on what his massive global fame meant for his chances of romance, saying that his life was basically on display for everyone, just like a Tinder profile.

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“I feel like how people date now – with all online stuff – I feel like you can do that with anyone really. If you’re looking at someone’s profile before seeing them, it’s kind of the same.”

“I used to research dates, then I said I’m not going to do that anymore,” he continued. “It’s impossible to go in without a perception of someone and you’ve never met them. I started feeling like that was wrong and weird.”

However, despite being worth roughly £56 million and therefore one of the most desirable and eligible bachelors in the world, Styles was modest and said he isn’t the catch some might see him as being.

“I think I snore, and also I quite like routine, so I don’t know if I’m ¬incredibly spontaneous,” he said.

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