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One Direction Zayn Malik, Girlfriend Perrie Edwards Engaged: Little Mix Singer Is ‘A Good Listener,’ What Does Liam Payne Like Most About Sophia Smith?

By Sara Guaglione | April 18, 2014 12:57 PM EDT

Zayn Malik's favorite thing about his girlfriend Perrie Edwards is that she's a "good listener" - the One Direction singer liked this so much, he proposed! What does Liam Payne like most about his girlfriend Sophia Smith? We have all the details on what the One Direction boys look for in their ideal girlfriends!

"[I'm looking for] A good listener who takes interest in what you say. If they take time out to speak to you, it's attractive," Zayn Malik said, revealing that he was looking for a partner who would pay attention to what he was saying, even before he met Perrie, Unreality TV reports.

Perrie Edwards, 20, and Zayn Malik, 21, announced that they had gotten engaged when the Little Mix singer showed off her engagement ring at One Direction's "This Is Us" premiere in London last summer.

Meanwhile, Liam Payne also revealed the qualities he looks for in his ideal girlfriend and we think his current lady love Sophia Smith fits the bill!

"I like cute, shy girls with really nice eyes," the One Direction singer said.

Liam Payne, 20, and his 24-year-old girlfriend go way back: the One Direction singer and the gorgeous brunette have known each other since their school days at St. Peter's Collegiate School in England, Hollywood Life reports. In fact, Sophia Smith was Liam Payne's childhood crush, and he reportedly was turned down 22 times before he finally started dating his bombshell girlfriend!

According to Unreality TV, Liam Payne was pictured in London's Westfield shopping centre with his girlfriend Sophia Smith last week. The couple is likely trying to spend as much time together as possible between intense rehearsals for the One Direction "Where We Are" tour 2014, which kicks off next week. Their first stop is on April 25, in Bogota, Colombia.

Fellow One Direction singer Zayn Malik and his fiancee Perrie Edwards have learned how to deal with the distance during their world tours. Hopefully Zayn can pass on his advice to Liam!

"It's gonna be tough but we always make it work," Perrie told Us Weekly about Zayn travelling for much of this year on the One Direction tour. "Lots of texting and talking. Absence makes the heart grow fonder, I guess."

Tagged :  Zayn Malik, Perrie Edwards, Liam Payne, sophia smith, One Direction, Little Mix, world news

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