Depends on the definition of cute. I was going out Country Line Dancing with some friends. One of my friends, a 35 year old woman, kept telling me I looked cute (as in adorable). Ugh. I hated it. I was the youngest one there, but I was 25; not just some little kid.
"Cute" as in precious (you know, something my mom would say) If we're out shopping (rare), everything I ear is "cute." That's a "cute outfit." I'm not a 6 year old girl. Work clothes are "cute." T shirt and jeans are "cute." ugh. Besides the fact that I'm a man, this is another reason I don't go shopping for clothes, and especially not with my mom.
Now if it's "he's cuuuuuute" (done in a different tone, usually the word is drawn out), it'd be a compliment.
I rarely hear any compliments these days, though, that aren't work related, so... moot point.
ok cute can either be a pity compliment or something we call hot guys when we don't want to call them hot. When you call a guy hot, he gets a huge ego boost and it makes him cocky and that is not attractive so we just call them cute. When a girl calls a guy cute and he actually is cute, we expect him to feel good about himself but not think that he's gods gift to women.
Or if we think a guy is sweet and nice, we may just call him cute because of this if he isn't actually the most attractive thing. We want to make him feel good about himself.
let me answer this with another question... DO YOU THINK GIRLS LIKE IT WHEN YOU TELL THEM THEY ARE HOT?
some do some dont, some guys like being called cute some dont.
I much rather have a guy tell me I'm sexy or beautiful not hot, what am i? boiling water, a fire-truck, burned food? because those are the images in my head when they say I'm hot, when they say I'm sexy my head starts visualizing other images... I like those better :)
so I understand your point but it depends on the person.
Well the only reason I want to poke my nose in this is because that statement that a real man shouldnt be cute is pretty dumb. I know plenty of guys in their mid 20's that call girls cute and its so not a big deal.
saying cute is just more appropriate than saying hot.
and cute in our book is better than hot like if there was something about a girl you liked lets say you thot she was pretty an had an amazing smile an uhh puppy dog eyes shed probably be hot but you would just think she was cute just if you stared an looked at the smile an the eyes or if they're was something funny she would do an you thot it was cute its the same sitch.
I agree with jane hacks that it basically means attractive, I call my guy friends cute sometimes but not to 'offend their manhood'. Its just something I say to them. Its defiantly a compliment if a girl calls you cute.
i rarely use the word handsome when I see an attractive guy ...i use cute all the time ..its just easier to say and when I call a guy cute ..its a good thing because its the same as calling him hot or whatever ..it means the same thing to me.
i prefer being called cute because when a guy is like"damn, girl your so sexy. can I touch your ass?" or over hearing a guy go"wow that girl is hot" and pointing at me makes me feel soooo uncomfortable. id rather be called cute.
sometimes I get mad when people tell me I'm cute too. like I wanna be sexy.
i guess it depends on what kind of guy you are.
think of it this way. would you want to be with a girl that came off as sexy, or cute?
personally, I wouldn't feel comfortable with somebody that had sex written all over them. that's why I go for the cute ones instead. it's a comfort level thing. so maybe cute isn't such a bad thing after all.
A real man shouldn't be cute? Not necessarily. The guy I'm into right now is cute but he's also sexy. I would tell him that he's cute, it doesn't mean I don't think of him as a real man, he just has a very cute face! That's part of the reason I like him.
I usually get handsome or good looking but I've gotten cute on the days I put my glasses on. I'm cool with it. I'm over six feet tall so I'm confident in my physical appearence as a man. Besides true manliness comes from confidence. A true man won't mind being called cute. So don't worry if their calling you cute. Girls like cute...So long asit isn't followed by ...but.
I totally accept cute. It means you are not "HOT" but you sparked her interest so much, she is starting to see you in an attractive light. You did something or said something that peaked her interest ... its a compliment that a ladies throws to a guy she likes and hopes it finds its mark.
Its a good thing!
I think "Cute" is different coming from a guy to a girl. Doesn't mean the same thing, your niece is "cute"..your daughter is "cute"...your baby sister is "cute" ...the girl you like isn't cute, she is "hot" ,"a babe" , "sexy" "pretty"etc.
The worst compliment is "your so sweet". that means in girl-speech "you are unattractive, but I like you as a person and I want to give you a compliment...but don't get the wrong idea or I will mace you"
if being called cute is a good thing, then how about being treated like a child like in a cute way?
Like when I was in high school some girls act so friendly to me and tease me(like make fun of me in a friendly way). And sometimes, this female friend like take care me kind of like once she feed me chips when I was playing a computer game.
I used to hate this comment as used to think it implied someone was just sweet but not handsome/attractive etc. But then I realised that it actually tends to imply a girl really likes you. So now I take it as a compliment.
hummm, I know what you mean. cute isn't a good choice of words. it kinda makes me feel like a p**** but you need to learn to take it as a compliment. girls don't mean it like that. they are saying you look nice. but still I know what you mean.
The way I see it is it's a compliment either take it or leave it. I think cute almost like a ice breaker. I would think it would be kinda weird if a gilr walked up to me and was like hey your hot. If they came up and said hey your cute I don't know I think I would be more interested
'cute' I think is more a euphemism for 'hot', it's for them to compliment a guy but they don't want to come on too strong. Personally, I'd be scared if someone called me sexy, but I wouldn't mind if a girl called me cute. it's the type of compliment women give to men.
cute is my favorite compliment to receive from a girl (if I think she's cute)