Niall Horan has revealed that his hectic working hours in the run up to the release of his highly-anticipated debut solo album means he has no time to date.

The 23-year-old Mullingar singer joked that since going solo he hasn't had time to go on dating app Tinder.

In an interview with Notion magazine, the One Direction star said: "I've been so busy between studios.

"The album was long days, as we were recording everything live."

"We're talking 11-12 hour days every day - which is like work, studio, home, bed, eat, you know - I have no time for Tinder!" 

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Horan, who has been romantically linked to Ellie Goulding, Made in Chelsea's Louise Thompson and Selena Gomez, says he hopes to have a long-lasting career like some of his idols.

"That's the goal: to be able to do this for years and years and to be still producing good stuff - that would be great. 

"I've always been a big Bob Dylan fan, and that's longevity at its finest. Him and Eric Clapton, that's the ultimate for anybody who makes music." he added.

Horan made his solo debut last year with This Town, a laid-back love song. He recently released his second single, Slow Hands, which sees him going in a similarly acoustic, but more uptempo direction.

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Horan recently told ITV’s Lorraine there was no rivalry with his One Direction bandmates, despite the fact that they have all released music at the same time, saying there is "room for everyone" when it comes to their solo careers.

"We are enjoying it all, everyone else thinks that we’re rivals," he said.

"It would be weird if we were all releasing the same kind of music, but we’re not."

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