I'd go for cute over pretty because pretty, more often than not, comes with more strings. I do notice pretty girls more initially but ultimately am attracted to intelligent, creative, philosophical girls most.
I like pretty girls a little bit more than cute ones, since the cute ones are so much more imaginative as to what is happening with their surroundings and pretty girls no exactly what to do and say most of the time. Call it upbringing or attention gathering.
In my opinion tastes vary...what may seem pretty to one guy may be cute to another. It all depends on the guy who finds you cute or pretty that will determine that outcome. I personally like the pretty cute girls lol
Speaking as a pretty girl, I think we get a bad rep. We're all pretty much the same- nice, smart, trying to be good. Whether someone's pretty or cute doesn't matter, so long as they have a good personality.
And pretty girls do not get approached by guys near half as much as cute girls, and we don't want jerks. So a lot of the time, we're flat out single.
you know, this is a really good question because to me, I can't really tell the difference b/w the two words and they seem interchangeable to me. I get called cute and pretty, but I am not sure which one I prefer to be called. however, sometimes being called cute reminds me of snoopy or thumper. I dunno, I feel like certain people use the word "cute" and other people use the word "pretty", if this makes sense.