While you’re busy jumpin’ on your bed and singin’ into your
hairbrush to the tunes of One Direction (or is that just us?), you might be
missing a crash course in love. These selected songs can actually teach you a
thing or two besides how to belt out your best imitation of Harry
Styles—seriously. Want to be just as charming as the boy band we all adore?
Read on for the biggest pointers.
Love Lesson: Embrace the imperfections
Do you try to hide your smile ’cause your dimples drive you
crazy? Well they’re driving him crazy, too—in a totally different way. It’s
your little quirks like the “crinkles by your eyes” or the “freckles on your
cheeks” that a guy finds irresistible. In this tune, the boys of 1D urge you
ladies to love your imperfections. Never let them get you down—it’s what he
loves most about you!
Love Lesson: Looks
don’t mean everything
How your guy treats you is way more important than his
looks. He may be a total hottie, but a bad BF, and it’s important to know
there’s another guy out there who’s dying to treat you the way you deserve.
Even though 1D sings, “I can’t compete with your boyfriend, he’s got 27
tattoos” they ask, “would he hold you if you were feeling low?” Well, we know these
cuties would! Don’t let good looks distract you from a potentially terrible
’tude or dude. It’s just that simple.
Love Lesson: Being
tongue-tied just may mean he likes you
Don’t get down if your guy isn’t the smooth talker you
dreamed of or a constant complimenter. Even the boys of 1D admit, “I tried
playing it cool, but when I’m looking at you, I can’t ever be brave ’cause you
make my heart race.” Some guys get totally nervous around girls and (shocker!)
they may even say the wrong thing. Confused if he’s crushing because he said
something awkward or can’t even say exactly what it is about you he likes? It
may just be because he doesn’t, “know what it is but [he needs] that one
thing,” and, well, “you’ve got that one thing.”
“What Makes You
Love Lesson: Being
yourself is cute
The boys make it clear here: “Being the way that you are is
enough.” The most attractive quality about a girl, to most guys, is when she
can just be herself. You may not realize it, and feel pressured to try to
impress a guy by acting like someone else for his attention. But “everyone else
in the room can see it… everyone else but you”…being true to yourself is all
you need to chat up the cutie you have your eye on.
“She’s Not Afraid”
Love Lesson: Forget
Just because you’ve had a bad breakup or a nightmare for an
ex doesn’t mean all guys are that way. Don’t freak about future relationships
because you had one bad experience. The boys sing, “’Cause every time I tell
her how I feel, she says it's not real. Or maybe all her friends have told her
don't get close or he'll just break your heart.” You can’t know for sure until
you’re willing to try again.
“Live While We’re
Love Lesson: Be
Spontaneity is the spice to keeping every relationship fresh
and fun. You’ve been going to the same restaurant for the past three months?
Try a new hotspot for a date. He’s always wanted to take you to the skate park
but you’ve been afraid to go because you’re secretly a klutz? Finally agree to
do it. Stepping out of your comfort zone a li’l bit might do wonders. As the boys say, you should “go crazy, crazy,
crazy ’til we see the sun.” So try something new, already—just don’t actually
skip out on curfew.
Which love lesson from One Direction do you agree with most?
What’s your favorite 1D song? Share in the comments below.
BY JENN SHELTON ON 1/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN entertainment, music, music we love, One Direction, guys, GL's best guy advice, valentine's day