This will sound weird but I get called "cute" when I'm completely covered, like layers of sweaters neck to wrist, fully covered legs, boots, coat you name it than when I wear skimpy clothes like a t-shirt and shorts? I'm not overly tall but I like to think I have a hot body (I'm a runner, so quite lean), and lots of people say I have a sweet face. I just get way more attention when I'm bundled lol... any idea why?
Probably they just feel uncomfortable/lecherous complimenting you on your looks when the compliment would obviously be a compliment to your body.
Also, I keep hearing it come up that tall girls are self-concious about being tall and it really confuses the hell out of me. Next time you feel self-conscious about your height, remember that lean+tall = model body: reputable modeling agencies won't even take on women shorter than 5'7 and 5'9 (or taller) is considered ideal. Tall girls are hot.
Sure your attracting the men they see it, maybe it's just a compliment maybe one guy is attractive to you in more than friendship if your on the market for dating than make it known to the guys if not than just laugh it off.