Harry Styles may go for the older, more mature type, but One Direction's Louis Tomlinson is more about the intelligence quotient. Forget the cougars; he likes his girls smart! Good thing he's currently in what seems to be a successful, albeit long-distance, relationship with Eleanor Calder, who is currently a student at the University of Manchester. She seems to have the "x factor" when it comes to girlfriend materialÂ—at least for Tomlinson.
Some girls are attracted to brainy boys, but it's the exact opposite for Tomlinson. What makes Calder beautiful to him is her studious side. "She studies politics at university, and when she sits and talks about that, I find it really attractive," the 1D boy recently told Cosmopolitan magazine, as Entertainmentwise reports.
He also added that he loves that Calder is independent and that she's her own person, saying, "I feel like if she didn't have that and wasn't striving for a good career, it'd be weird."
Tomlinson obviously knows exactly what he wants in a girlÂ—and it looks like he's found it. And his band mate, Zayn Malik, evidently loves a gal with a purpose, too. His girlfriend, Perrie Edwards, may not be talking politics, but she's making waves with her band, Little Mix. She and Malik definitely have the pop-star profession in common!
But there's also more to Louis Tomlinson and Eleanor Calder's successful romance equation; behind the laws of attraction that draw them together is a foundation of trust and friendshipÂ—both of which can be a challenge, especially in the high stakes world of celebrity. "We both trust each otherÂ—I spend a lot of time out of the country on tour... I think the key to a good relationship is being best friends too... She's really great." Tomlinson just proved he's pretty great, too, with his attractive admission that that there's way more to love than superficial beauty.
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