I've never been called hot by a girl, but I've been called cute and adorable a lot of times. I honestly don't like it, cute to me is for little kids and sounds innocent.
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All three words have their place. I do get tired of hearing "cute" at times because I feel like a little kid as you mentioned, but it's still a compliment, so I won't complain. "Beautiful," "pretty," or "gorgeous" are all better terms to use in my opinion.1