Look, I’ve known Jake forever. Our friendship is little-boy-holding-little-girl’s-hand.
I feel like the angle 1DHQ is trying to do for Niall is the guy who will 'steal' your love interest i.e. in a 'love triangle' like Ed/Ellie and now Selena/Justin. It's kinda low key in a sense because people think Niall is untouchable in all this stuff, but he really isn't and there's no difference between Harry and his fauxmances either. Sorry if you've already talked about this before...wanted to rant about it bc some people are still being oblivious.