One Direction might get a lot of attention from the ladies, but having been dating girlfriend Eleanor Calder for over a year, Louis Tomlinson has admitted that when they first started going out, he worried about his reputation with girls.

We can't imagine One Direction being scared of anything much more serious than cutlery or using the last of the hair gel, but apparently Zayn Malik wasn't the only one worried about first meeting his girlfriend's family.

In fact Luigi says that when he and Eleanor first got together, he was a bit scared that her family would think he was a bit of a player.

"I was worried about my reputation at first," Louis told The Sun.

“I remember I sent Eleanor’s mum a few text messages saying, ‘Please don’t judge me thinking I’m like the stereotypical boyband type who is going to go around and sleep with everything that moves.’

“I was trying to convince her I’m quite a good lad but I didn’t really need to.

Louis and Eleanor webcam photo

"Her family are really cool actually and very understanding of the situation," he continued.

“It’s important for me to treat a girlfriend with respect. My mum would be horrified if I behaved any differently - and I have sisters, and would hate for them to be treated badly by guys.”

Daww. He's practically Prince Charming, but with chinos instead of tights.

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