I've been called "cute" a lot but never really bothered to know what it meant, I just thought of it as a good thing. But what separates the "cuddly" cute from the "cute" as in id go out with him? Or are they pretty much exactly the same? O.o
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Cute has many synonyms - attractive, pretty, endearing, clever, lovely, nice, sweet, smart, adorable, delightful, ...
When I say cute, it could mean all or one of those things.
When I'm referring to a baby... I'm talking about sweet, nice, adorable, because it's a baby.
When I'm referring to a guy... I'm talking about attractive, clever, smart, delightful to be around.
It depends on who I am talking to.
To eliminate confusion and embarrassment on his behalf, I apologize for calling him cute if it bothers him. It slips, I then work on a more suitable word to call him, like cool.
Or I may give him a way to remind me every time I let it slip, like a smack on the behind! x ] xD0