Guy: he usually doesn't look cute, I just say that word because it's not always comfortable calling a stranger hot because it's kind of sexual. Basically it's meant to be a compliment but it's not always taken that way so I wouldn't really want to say that to a guy. Basically means he looks damn good! ! ! !
i say someone's cute if they do something gentlemanly. for example, if they were to offer me their jacked on a cold night and put it on for me, when I'm recounting the night to friends I'd say that was really cute/adorable. don't really use it much to describe the guy himself, but more his actions.