The One Direction boys have set themselves a dating age limit
Louis Tomlinson, 20, believes there is plenty of time for he and his bandmates - Liam Payne, 18, Niall Horan, 18, Zayn Malik, 19, and 18-year-old Harry Styles, who recently dated 32-year-old TV presenter Caroline Flack - to romance older women, but they have ruled out anyone over 23 or 24 for now.
He is quoted by the Daily Mirror newspaper as saying: "We`re young lads, and you can date older women when you`re older.
"But when you`re older, you can`t really get away with dating 18 or 19 year olds.
"We have been asked that before, I think it was around the time of Harry`s little fling. In particular, how old`s too old? For me, probably 23 or 24."
While Louis and Liam - who are dating student Eleanor Calder and dancer Danielle Peazer respectively - are enjoying their ever-increasing fame, the pair are determined not to give up their girlfriends as a result.
A friend recently said: "There`s been a lot of talk about the 1D boys being banned from having girlfriends. It`s better as it makes them seem more attainable - particularly with their new army of female fans in the US.
"But there`s absolutely no way Liam and Louis will give up Danielle and Eleanor. They don`t see why their personal lives should suffer."