Louis Tomlinson wants to propose to his girlfriend next month.

The One Direction hunk is keen to prove how much his lover Eleanor Calder means to him and is reportedly planning to pop the question to the politics and sociology student on November 17 as that marks their two-year anniversary.

A source told the Daily Star newspaper: ''Louis and Eleanor are already practically engaged, really.

''They've always been very open when it comes to talking about marriage, and often discuss what kind of wedding they'll have. Now that Zayn [Malik] and Perrie [Edwards] have got engaged, it's naturally cropped up even more. So Louis thinks it's time to make it official.

''In November, it'll be two years since they fell in love, and he's told pals he thinks it'd be a perfect time to properly ask her to marry him.''

The 21-year-old star is often mobbed by his legions of adoring fans while trying to spend quality time with Eleanor and he previously admitted she struggles to come to terms with his high level of fame.

He said: ''It hasn't been easy at times. She gets pretty intimidated by it all. I mean, who wouldn't? She can't have Twitter or anything like that. At first, I was like, 'Just chill out a bit, it's fine', but now I understand where she's coming from. I can't expect her to deal with some of the stuff so easily. But with that said, I couldn't be happier with her.''