One Direction star Harry Styles is open to dating mature women, but he draws the line at those older than his mother. The ladies man, 18, has a penchant for older woman and has been involved with British TV presenter Caroline Flack, 33.

The singer told Britain's You magazine he would definitely date a woman in her 40s, but not one older than his 43-year-old mom.

Styles insists his womanizing reputation is exaggerated because most of the girls he is photographed with are just friends.

"I go out in London. Quite a lot of the girls I am photographed with are just friends, then, according to the papers, I have like 7,000 girlfriends," he told the magazine.