One Direction's Harry Styles: Why He Loves Older Women

Harry clearly has a fondness for more mature ladies! HollywoodLife.com talked to an expert to EXCLUSIVELY find out why. Keep reading for the surprising reason! One Direction's Harry Styles is clearly a ladies man, with an emphasis on "ladies" over "girls"! Earlier this year, the 19-year-old pop star was linked to 32-year-old British TV host Caroline Flack, and just last week, Harry got caught hitting on former Bachelorette, Jillian Harris, also 32!

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While dating an older woman clearly has its advantages, including life experience and maturity, an expert EXCLUSIVELY tells HollywoodLife.com that Harry’s preference could stem from his childhood. Harry’s parents divorced when he was just seven years old and his mother remarried soon after.

“When things got rearranged in young Harry’s life, he would have had fears of being abandoned by his mom, or at least being loved less than she loved his new stepfather,” said Carole Lieberman, psychiatrist and author of Bad Girls: Why Men Love Them & How Good Girls Can Learn Their Secrets.

Even though Harry’s mom, Anne Cox, has always remained his number one fan, Dr. Lieberman believes Harry looks to an older woman for comfort, as his mother did in the past. “Unconsciously, Harry is looking for an older woman who will adore him, like his mom to soothe his old fears and insecurities,” she says.

Harry’s bandmates agree! Harry and Zayn Malik are asked about their penchant for older women in a recent video interview, and Zayn admits, “That’s more so Harry. He likes an older woman.”

And who can blame them!

Do YOU think Harry should continue dating older women, HollywoodLifers?

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