The One Direction singer - who famously romanced older TV presenter Caroline Flack and was recently linked to Natalie Imbruglia - would love to find a long-term girlfriend, according to his best friend Will Sweeney.
He said: "From what I know of Harry, he`s more of a relationship person. He prefers to have a girlfriend. He really likes being in a relationship. He likes that friendship and that bond."
However, he does admit his pal had a reputation for charming ladies in his hometown of Holmes Chapel, Cheshire, North West England.
He told heat magazine: "We`d always have a joke and ask, `Who was that you were talking to?` and he`d just say, `Oh, no one`.
"I think he`s always just got on well with women. Groups of girls warm to him because of his personality and cheeky-chappy style, so we always used to wind him up and just say, `Classic Styles`. He`s really easy to talk to - if you met him in the street, you wouldn`t feel intimidated."