Demi Lovato ‘Loosely Dating’ One Direction’s Niall Horan (REPORT)

By: Crystal Bell / October 9, 2012

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Is X Factor judge Demi Lovato trying to keep her relationship with One Direction’s Niall Horan out of the spotlight?

Despite telling Teen Vogue that she wasn’t dating the One Direction singer, The Mirror reports that Lovato, 20, and Horan, 19, are “loosely” dating — albeit, long distance.

“He has a lot of great qualities,” she reportedly told The Mirror. “He is an amazing listener and makes me laugh a lot, two of the main qualities I look for. He knows I have a little crush on him, and we enjoy having dinner when we get the chance. We speak and message all the time.”

What else did Lovato have to say about her casual relationship with Horan?

“I don’t want a relationship over Skype; we are both in a place where we feel zero pressure to rush,” she said. “We share the philosophy that the right one is worth waiting for.”

The two were seen having an “intimate” dinner at Pink Taco after the MTV VMA’s in Los Angeles on Sept. 7 and a source told Celebuzz, “It looked like a first date.”

However, the November Teen Vogue covergirl recently told the magazine, “I’m in a place right now where I really need to focus on myself. Obviously, I’m still going to like people – or love them – but I need to not be in a relationship for a while because I need to be okay with being alone, first.”

As for Horan, he might be more cautious to enter into a new relationship after the recent split between bandmate Liam Payne and Danielle Peazer.  The two reportedly split because of Payne’s hectic schedule.

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