The hot sun, the warm sand, the intoxicating scent of bug spray: yes, the summer time is prime time for hook-ups, both celebrity and original flavor. From the clam-chowder-and-madras-plaid love of Taylor Swift and Conor Kennedy, to the surprise engagement of Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger (their wedding is going to be designed by Hot Topic, right?), check out our favorite hook-ups from summer 2012, and wish you hadn’t spent the last three months inside on your computer:
To be fair, the guys of One Direction are between 18 and 21, and drinking beer in these photos, but we’re still torn on whether we call them cutie patooties or hottie patotties. “One Thing” we know (see what we did there?!), is that between their energetic, infectious performances on SNL and these playful shots from Sydney Harbour, we’re a hop, skip and a jump from printing out these photos and taping them all over our cubicles Tiger Beat style. Whether you’re a sucker for Louis Tomlinson‘s smile [raises hand] or Harry Styles‘ serious six pack, the boys of 1D generously provided today’s eye candy. Enjoy!
[Photos: Splash News Online]