04/14/2012 06:13 pm ET

One Direction's Harry Styles Asks Out Reporter, Is Turned Down

Professing a crush on the members of One Direction seems to have become de rigueur for pop stars like Taylor Swift, Rihanna and Demi Lovato. But turns out not everyone is dying to go on a date with the young British heartthrobs.

Sunday Telegraph reporter Elle Halliwell writes that 18-year-old singer Harry Styles asked for her phone number after she interviewed the band this week.

Halliwell says that she was flattered by the gesture, but alas is taken (and seven years his senior). "I turned down Harry Styles, not because I didn't like the 18-year-old singer, but because I'm 25 and engaged to be married," Halliwell writes in the Sunday paper. This isn't the first time Styles has been smitten with an older woman; in November 2011, he was spotted with 32-year-old TV host Caroline Flack.

Halliwell continues:

I don't know whether Harry had noticed the diamond ring on my finger and chosen to ignore it or whether -- and this is more likely -- he's an 18-year-old boy who's not highly attuned to things like that. Anyway, even if I were interested in a date with the latest pop sensation, my evening was already fixed with a strictly unchangeable appointment -- to try on wedding gowns.

It sounds as if she made the right decision -- especially given that the last lucky lady to have been approached by one of the beloved bandmates was greeted by death threats from some overzealous fans.

Visit dailytelegraph.com. for Halliwell's full story.

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