There have been widespread reports of hostility between the two bands, with The Wanted's Max George recently suggesting that One Direction were more famous for their faces than for their music, and that they didn't consider them to be competition.
However, Sykes told TMZ that the bands are on good terms.
Asked about the suggestion that One Direction are intimidated by them, Sykes responded: "I think we intimidate a lot of people, but I am pretty sure we don't intimidate other teenage boys!"
He continued: "No, it's all good. I was texting Liam [Payne] earlier."
The Wanted recently confirmed that their next US single will be 'Heart Vacancy'.
Watch the music video for 'Heart Vacancy' below: