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Old 02-10-2011, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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It's all about context of course but I still maintain cute for some of us women is an actual high compliment. It means that not only we think you are attractive but also a good guy and that to me anyway is about as high a compliment as I can pay anyone. Nice and Good are seriously under-rated IMO.

And I certainly don' think of puppies, bunnies and kittens when I think of Rufus Sewell ! Anything but. I find him sexy AND cute.
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Old 02-10-2011, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Wu Dang Mountain
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I suppose being called cute is a compliment but most of us guys aren't too crazy about it. It sort of implies "small".

When you think "cute", you think of babies, puppies, kittens, bunnies, etc. All small and under-developed. Well, guess what? Guys don't really want to be defined, or have any part of themselves defined, as small and under-developed.
Exactly.

"Hot" I can handle. "Sexy", "smokin' ", "handsome", "rugged", "distinguished" I can deal with. "Tight buns" tends to make me swell up with a not inconsiderable amount of pride.

But "cute"? Bleh. Cute is for little boys who don't know what they're doing, who fall over their own impossibly-long legs trying to ingratiate themselves with their Mistress, all the while whining and making with the big puppy-dog eyes.

Double bleh.

So if you like to deal with non-threatening, warm-and-fuzzy little boys in a relationship because it feeds your need for a pet or to retain control, have at it - use "cute" all you want.

Just don't use that term on a Man.
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Old 02-10-2011, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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Exactly.

"Hot" I can handle. "Sexy", "smokin' ", "handsome", "rugged", "distinguished" I can deal with. "Tight buns" tends to make me swell up with a not inconsiderable amount of pride.

But "cute"? Bleh. Cute is for little boys who don't know what they're doing, who fall over their own impossibly-long legs trying to ingratiate themselves with their Mistress, all the while whining and making with the big puppy-dog eyes.

Double bleh.

So if you like to deal with non-threatening, warm-and-fuzzy little boys in a relationship because it feeds your need for a pet or to retain control, have at it - use "cute" all you want.

Just don't use that term on a Man.

I solemny promise never to call you cute again !!

I never thought you chaps were so sensitive ! I would say it adds to the cuteness but I am afraid of what barbs and arrows may come my way...


SifuPHil you Sir are an extremely handsome, rugged and distinguished individual and I am sure you have the tightest buns a man could ever hope for !

Is that better ?

I can see why men have an issue with it but I do think men take it the wrong way. It does imply like and a degree of affection as well as physical attraction .
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Old 02-10-2011, 07:28 AM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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Meant affectionately between lovers, I see nothing wrong with it. Used that way, it's just a sweet term of endearment like "Sugar pie pumpkin bear." Sifu, somehow I doubt you'd mind if a beautiful woman for whom you cared very much snuggled up to you and called you cute.

When I talked about it earlier, I meant as a phrase used on a man I don't know well.
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Old 02-10-2011, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Tucson
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So if you like to deal with non-threatening, warm-and-fuzzy little boys in a relationship because it feeds your need for a pet or to retain control, have at it - use "cute" all you want.

Just don't use that term on a Man.
You're the cutest furry lil' thing!

How can one pass on such an opportunity...
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Old 02-10-2011, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Wu Dang Mountain
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I solemny promise never to call you cute again !!
...again?

I mean, good!

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I never thought you chaps were so sensitive ! I would say it adds to the cuteness but I am afraid of what barbs and arrows may come my way...
I dare say we Colonists are quite the sensitive lot.

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SifuPHil you Sir are an extremely handsome, rugged and distinguished individual and I am sure you have the tightest buns a man could ever hope for !

Is that better ?
Now I need a ciggie.

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I can see why men have an issue with it but I do think men take it the wrong way. It does imply like and a degree of affection as well as physical attraction .
Oh, I realize it's all about the context it is used in - I'm just breaking *******s.

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Sifu, somehow I doubt you'd mind if a beautiful woman for whom you cared very much snuggled up to you and called you cute.
That would be against my religion, though, so I'd have to report the incident to my shaman. He of course would have me purify myself for 72 hours in the Well of Lost Virginity.

...or is it the Well of Whoopee?...I always get those two confused...

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You're the cutest furry lil' thing!
I think that's what I told her last night...gerbils can be SO vain!
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Old 06-28-2011, 12:51 AM
 
Location: I currently live in Washington DC
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Unhappy Being called cute.......

This may be a stupid question......but when woman describe you as being "cute" particularly ones around your age, is that buddy language or friend zone language?
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Old 06-28-2011, 02:11 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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I've always viewed the word "cute" as a notch below good-looking or handsome.
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Old 06-28-2011, 02:23 AM
 
Location: SWUS
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Yup.. it's a compliment. Take it as one instead of overthinking it.

One can also be "hot" as well as cute, or "handsome" and cute.. it's not an exclusive term.
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Old 06-28-2011, 06:22 AM
 
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This may be a stupid question......but when woman describe you as being "cute" particularly ones around your age, is that buddy language or friend zone language?
depends on the tone, timing, and context.
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