Would these super smooth Backstreet Boys really go Anywhere For You?It's time to find out:
HAVE YOU EVER BEEN IN LOVE?
"I thought I was in love once. Her name was Shannon. We grew up together and I went out with her for four months. I found her very cool, but it wasn't until I started going out with her that I got to know her. I decide then that she wasn't really my type."
DESCRIBE THE GIRL OF YOUR DREAMS?
"She has long hair, but the color isn't important. What is, though, is her personality. She must know how to obtain it. Sadly, amongst the girls I've been going out with, I haven't met the one of my dreams. I like Sandra Bullock 'cos her look is unique. You can easily see that she doesn't think she's the most beautiful thing on earth. She's nice and pretty like any other normal girl, the only difference is that she's a big star."
WHAT'S MORE IMPORTANT TO YOU--PHYSICAL APPEARNCE OR PERSONALITY?
"Of course I like to look at pretty girls in the street. What average hot blooded boy doesn't? But from past experience I know that most of these girls are very snobbish. That's why I think personality goes before anything."
WOULD YOU GO OUT WITH A FAN?
"Yes, no problem. When we're on tour we meet a lot of fans but I haven't got enough time to get to know them. This is why I enjoy so much when we have a break, 'cos it allows me to meet other people--people outside the group. I like to spend an evening just talking to a girl. When you spend as much time as I do with a bunch of boys, the change I very much welcome. But our lives are total nightmares at the moment. It would be very hard to find a love that would understand my lifestyle."
HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO FOR A GIRL?
"All the way. I'd give the girl flowers, take her out for a romantic dinner.... the whole deal. I've even gone after girls that didn't like me. When I'm in love nothing can stop me!"
HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE LOVE?
"Above the sexual aspects, love is to be great friends with someone. My girlfriend must be my best friend. I like honesty and the idea that no one hurts each other. I know I'll be in love the day I meet the girl of my life."
DEFINE YOUR IDEAL GIRL?
"I prefer natural girls to sophisticated snobbish ones. I like all kinds of girls, really. I don't really have a specific type. They can be big or small, blonde or ginger... it doesn't matter. I like bright and sincere girls. I like to feel that a girl I'm talking to doesn't just think I speak a lot of rubbish."
HOW DO YOU SHOW A GIRL YOU REALLY CARE ABOUT HER?
"The best way is to keep your eyes on her when you're out somewhere. To assure her that she's the only one that you need. I don't like to have a steady girlfriend, though, but I do like to go on dates. That way there's no commitment to anyone person but plenty of girls to go out with!"
DO YOU REMEMBER YOUR FIRST SNOG?
"When I was 12 at my friend's party, we were playing a game of spin the bottle. I got my first kisses from the three best looking girls at school. I was the best party ever."
HAVE YOU EVER BEEN IN LOVE?
"Yes, with my ex-girlfriend Marissa. We went out together for two years from April 1994. We sometimes see each other but our friendship isn't as serious like it was before. I sometimes hope that one day we might get back together again."
WHAT'S THE MOST ROMANTIC THING YOU'VE EVER DONE?
"It was during our first year anniversary. Marissa was on her way back hime and there was a big parcel waiting on her. I wrote on the outside "To Marissa with all my love--Alex". When she opened it I jumped on her with a bunch of roses and a bottle of champagne. There's nothing like it to gain a girls heart."
WHAT TYPE OF GIRL ATTRACTS YOU?
"I particularly like ones who have a strong personality, charisma and are sure of themselves. I also like girls with a sense of humor, who like to laugh. Physical looks are not important. Genna Davis has a smashing smile and now that she's blonde she's even more beautiful. She seems like a nice person going by what she says in interviews. She seems very down to earth and homely, two things I like in a girl."
HAVE YOU EVER HAD YOUR HEART BROKEN?
"When I was 13, my girlfriend Christy died in a car accident. It was a terrible shock. When I split up with my last girlfriend Marissa, it was really horrible too. I was completely in love with her. We decided to seperate in August of last year 'cos I was always in Europe with the BSB and we didn't have time to see each other. I was depressed for weeks, nobody could talk to me!"
WOULD YOU DATE A FAN?
"Of course. In fact it has already happened. When fans put a phone number in their letters, I always phone them up to ask how they're doing. I have this strange habit that when I see a phone I have to call somebody. Girls don't believe it's me and always hang up the phone. I love our fans. They're nice, especially when you realize that we were no one two years ago."
WHAT KIND OF GIRL DO YOU GO FOR?
"I don't have a specific type, but I like the ones who dress sexy and classy at the same time. That doesn't mean they have to wear mini skirts. I like to spend time with a girl I like, just talking and getting to know her. Physical appearance isn't important. The important thing is to speak to each other as equals. She must be clever and sure of herself."
ARE YOU SNOGGING ANYONE AT THE MOMENT?
"No, we're all free as the air. It does get a little lonely I guess. Sometimes I tell myself thatlove is a waste of time. There are just too many good-looking girls in the world to want to settle down with just one. If I had to choose, it would be between Michelle Pfeiffer and Elle. I prefer girls with a nice smile and good sense of humor."
HAVE YOU EVER BEEN INVOLVED IN A SERIOUS RELATIONSHIP?
"I was engaged when I was 19. I was far too young. Beth and me went out together for a year. We thought we were meant for each other. In fact, we eventually realized that we had nothing in common. At that ime my father had just died of cancer and I needed a relationship to have some comfort."
HAVE YOU EVER TWO-TIMED A GIRL?
"Yes, I have. It just sorta happened. I felt very guilty afterwards and vowed I would never cheat on a girl again. You have to be honest with someone if you're in a realtionship, otherwise you'll never be happy."
WHAT'S THE MOST ROMANTIC THING YOU'VE EVER DONE?
"One day my girlfriend had to get up very early to go to the doctor. I got up at 5am and prepared breakfast for her. Freshly squeezed orange juice, muesli and bananas, toat and coffee. I picked some flowers from the garden and put them in a small vase on the breakfast tray. I slipped quietly into the bedroom and put the tray down at her side. She was delighted."
WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR IN A GIRL?
"I like girls with long hair and a strong personality. A girl who is alway agreeing with me would be a bit boring. I like the challenge, I like to take risks, like having an argument for instance. There are no dream girls, though. None who really crack me up. But I hate girls who smoke, have bad breath, or think they're better than anyone."
WHEN YOU MEET GIRLS WHO DON'T RECOGNIZE YOU, DO YOU TELL THEM YOU'RE A POP STAR?
"I never get into details, even though I'm very proud of what I do. I just say I work in the show business and leave it at that. I can be shy around girls. The other guys have got far more experience than me."
WOULD YOU SNOG A FAN?
"Yeah, why not? We like to have a good relationship with our fans. I could go out with one of them but I don't think that I could become serious. We haven't got enough time to see our family and friends, so how would I find time for a serios realtionship? It would be too hard on the girl."
DON'T YOU THINK CHAT-UP LINES ARE A BIT CHEESY?
"It depends on what you say, and how you say it. Jokey lines can be cheesy--especially if you're old. My dad still says to my mom, "You're the sweetest flower in the garden". I'd never say that to a girl. We all have our own way of chatting up girls in the group. We have our own charming personalities. To be honest, we all like to chat up chats. Flirting is always good fun!"