By UK Date

Teen heartthrob Justin Bieber believes that he is the perfect boyfriend because he’s loving, patient and honest, according to a recent interview. The 18-year-old even revealed his top dating tips on just what makes him such a good partner to 19-year-old Selena Gomez. Bieber, who has attracted millions of teenage fans since his rise to fame, exposed his relationship skills when speaking to Radio Disney while promoting his new single which is coincidentally dubbed “Boyfriend.”  The celeb’s most important advice? Honesty. He claims that people dating have to be honest from the very start, and he concluded that your partner will appreciate trustworthiness over deceit.

This dating tip transcends for all couples around the world, because honesty really is the best policy. No one enjoys being cheated on or lied to, even though small fibs are necessary at times to make a relationship work.  Here are ways to keep things legit in a relationship:

Date one person at a time

The best way to start a relationship based on honesty is to refrain from dating more than one person at a time. It may seem innocent at first, but should the truth come out later, the whole relationship and its foundation may be called into question.

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Speak up about your likes and dislikes

There’s a fine line between impressing a partner to make them like you and being false, so if your prospective lover asks if you like horror films and in reality they make you squirm, say so. Often times opposites attract, so it’s really in your best interests to be frank.

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That’s not to say that couples don’t face challenges. For instance, Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber began dating last year, but it wasn’t made public until March 2011 due to hate mail from angry jealous fans. Gomez even received death threats after she was pictured kissing and cavorting with Bieber in Hawaii in May. The young idols have definitely faced their own trials and struggles in the relationship, and if they hadn’t had a strong and honest foundation, they never would have stayed together. In fact, they never would have gotten through the next challenge they faced in November 2011 either, when 20-year-old named Mariah Yeater alleged that Bieber had fathered her son.  This allegation was strongly denied by many in the pop star’s court.

So perhaps Bieber’s advice to be sincere is a top dating tip for real relationships in 2012. It seems to be working well for him!