If a woman calls a guy beautiful, What does it really mean? I don't know if it was a joke or not... I guess it is a compliment. Is it a good thing for a guy to be called BEAUTIFUL? I kind of froze up and did not know how to respond. It caught me off guard. I need help on this one.
I would only use a word like that to describe a guy if I had very deep and intimate feelings towards him. I wouldn't throw it around and use it for every guy. It would be a very serious and personal thing for me to do. But as far as what it means - I'm sure most of us mean it the same as guys mean it when they say it to girls. But rather than using a term like "hot" which might only mean something physical, if I were to call a guy beautiful, it would mean that to me, he is as close to perfect as I believe is possible - both inside and out. I hope this answers your question somewhat.
I have called my boyfriend beautiful before. To me, "handsome" just isn't a good enough adjective - beautiful carries more weight, in my opinion. It's the same as if she called you "gorgeous" - that's a word that can be used for guys or girls. I think beautiful should be the same way because making words like that gender-specific is just silly.
I have used beautiful when describing a guy, but I use the word sparingly. Guys really don't like that adjective in my experience. Anyway, to me, it means he just exudes this physical attractiveness all over from head to toe. He probably has a great smile, gorgeous hair and skin and dresses like a million bucks.
Without being there, I can't tell you if the chic was joking or not. I would not compliment someone unless I meant it.