To me when I hear cute I think oh she's probably just being nice. Do they have a different meaning cute versus hot?
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The only time I hear girls using 'hot' is when they're talking about a guy that's basically eye candy that they don't really know. I rarely ever use it.
I think 'cute' is a lot more meaningful, at least the way I use it. I guess I use 'cute' for a guy the same way that a guy uses 'hot' for a girl.
It just feels weird saying hot or sexy (I honestly have never called anyone that). Cute is just what pops into my head when someone's attractive, or 'gorgeous' if the guy is really mind-blowingly attractive lol :]0