Swoon! Niall Horan Melts Hearts With Smouldering Selfie (hahaha)

Niall Horan has melted hearts of millions of Directioners with a rather handsome new selfie, uploaded to his seldom-used Instagram page.

The star is properly getting his pose on in the adorable snap, which sees him wearing a hoodie with the hood up AND a hat. His head, ladies and gents, is nothing if not warm.

And the angle he's going for? ""I'm relaxed" face," he writes as the caption.

The star is enjoying a rare slice of downtime - clearly - after an absolutely manic year with One Direction.

The boyband star and his bandmates travelled the world on their ludicrously jumbo-sized Take Me Home tour, released a movie - This Is Us - won a plethora of awards and scored the best-selling artist album of 2013 with third set Midnight Memories.

2014 is set to be even bigger - with plans in place for an even bigger tour, this time of stadiums; and also their fourth album, which is presumably due ahead of Christmas.

Niall is believed to be dating Barbara Palvin, who allegedly met the cute Irish crooner's parents very recently.

"But this will be the first time he has taken a girl back home to meet his whole family. It's really exciting," a source told The Mirror. Isn't it just? (Yeah, okay, "a source", don't get so sentimental now)