One Direction hunk Niall Horan is baffled by ongoing speculation over his love life as he has no "time" for a girlfriend.
The teenage pop star prefers to relax with his friends when he is not working and admits he's too lazy to go looking for love.
He tells Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper, "I try to go and see my friends but that's easier to do than go out with a girlfriend. I couldn't be bothered, and it's pure laziness on my part. Travelling around the world and all the promo that we do - it doesn't leave time for a girlfriend. It really doesn't."
Horan was recently linked to another young star - Demi Lovato - but he is adamant the singer/actress is just a pal, adding, "Demi is really cool and we're really good friends."