I get called "cute" all the time. I'm not being big headed but I am a good looking guy. Before anyone says anything it is definitely not meant in a way as in "awww look at him he's cute." I heard someone last night tell her friend that I was "cute" but later on I heard the same girls describe someone else they knew as "hot." What is the difference between "hot" and "cute?" Is it age? I'm 23 years old.
They didn't say it in a bad way. I wasn't meant to hear them. I didn't know the girls, they were just talking about lads between themselves and then I saw them look at me and overheard them say to each other that I was "cute."
It could be that you have the look s of a lion, but act like a lamb. Lambs are cute. I guess "hot" refers to someone like Justin Timberlake- looks like a lion and makes girls want to ponce on him like a lion. Cute could be someone who is handsome, yet not thought of as a "player" or anything like that. Or it could be someone who is baby-faced.
In my experience "cute" can literally mean anything. Anything. It could be a good thing... then again it could be a bad thing. Who knows? In use of the word "cute" girls are extremely vague and differ in usage from person to person.