"Ian is a doll. He is the coolest guy in the world. So funny. And I feel like our chemistry works so well. People are rooting for us to date, but it will never happen," she tells Seventeen's June issue. "He's literally like a brother to me!"
Still, Hale admits she doesn't have everything figured out when it comes to relationships. "I overanalyze things way too much, to the point where it affects my life," she explains. "Like, when I'm talking to a boy, I'll overanalyze a text message he sent. And I have to think to myself, 'Just chill out. Some guy sent me a text message. That's all. Don't read something into it that's not there. Just be glad he sent you a text message!'"
Hale may not be interested in dating Harding, 24, but there is another Hollywood hottie she's got her eye on: Justin Bieber, 17.
"I loved the Justin Bieber movie! His whole story is fascinating to me," she tells the teen mag. "Beforehand, I didn't understand how he got so huge so fast. I knew he was talented, and obviously he's adorable. But after seeing the movie, I was crying and singing his songs. You couldn't walk away from that movie without falling in love with him."