Harry Styles Says Gender is 'Not That Important' in His Romantic Relationships

And goes on to describe what he's really attracted to.

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Ah, Harry Styles. The resident dream boat in British boy band, One Direction, continues to keep us guessing. He's dated many a Hollywood beauty — Cara Delevingne, Taylor Swift, Kendall Jenner — but now he's playfully confirming that gender makes no difference in his romantic endeavors.

Harry Styles and Liam Payne sat down with Lucy Jones to answer questions from a few lucky Twitter followers in a game On Demand Entertainment charmingly titled, "Fourplay." When asked what they look for in a mate Payne quickly quipped, "Female!" But Harry, wasn't so sure. He responded, "Not that important." Oh! Intrigue! Styles went on to describe his favorite traits, including a good sense of humor and kind disposition. Hear that, people? You don't necessarily have to be a woman to make Harry's heart skip a beat, but you do have to be hilarious and generally nice to everyone around you.

Though, in an earlier interview with British GQ, Harry was asked about his sexuality in regards to his close relationship with radio host Nick Grimshaw. He responded, "Bisexual? Me? I don't think so. I'm pretty sure I'm not." Breathe easy ladies, looks like we still have Harry all to ourselves. Watch the adorable interview below.


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