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Old 10-29-2013, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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I've found that "cute" can sometimes be a way to not insult someone or something. To me it's complimenting minimally.Calling an adult "cute" is like saying they're not completely unattractive but they aren't exactly above average either.
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Old 10-29-2013, 02:26 PM
 
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It's never been clear to me how people regard pretty vs cute so I'm consulting the hive. I personally think of pretty as meeting an attractiveness standard of broad consensus or prevailing opinion - to me, a person is pretty if I imagine that most people would agree that person is pretty. (Hmmm, kinda circular and sloppy.) Cute to me is personal and subjective rather than general and collective. In this context a person can be attractive to me, and therefore cute, regardless of whether they are attractive to others (pretty) as well of course as the other way around. I'm sure I've invented my own definitions that are foreign to others, so what an I missing and not getting here? And would you rather be called pretty or cute?
Sounds like a good theory to me. I think it would be awesome to be pretty but I am not pretty, I fall more towards cute but I'll still take that.
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Old 10-29-2013, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Finally escaped The People's Republic of California
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Ginger vs Mary Ann
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Old 10-29-2013, 02:38 PM
 
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Ginger vs Mary Ann
People always say this, but, objectively speaking, I really don't think they looked all that different looks-wise. They just behaved vastly differently and Ginger was always more done up with hair, makeup and clothing.
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Old 10-29-2013, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I've found that "cute" can sometimes be a way to not insult someone or something. To me it's complimenting minimally.Calling an adult "cute" is like saying they're not completely unattractive but they aren't exactly above average either.
It depends on how it's used. If a friend elbows me and whispers, "that guy over there is really cute" or if someone asks, "have you met Joe's new girlfriend? She's cute," those are complimentary statements. If someone tells you to your face how cute you are, then that's almost like saying, "you're non-sexual to me."
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Old 10-29-2013, 02:55 PM
 
Location: sumter
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cut kid who grows into a pretty young girl who then grows into a beautiful woman.
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Old 10-29-2013, 03:03 PM
 
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It depends on how it's used. If a friend elbows me and whispers, "that guy over there is really cute" or if someone asks, "have you met Joe's new girlfriend? She's cute," those are complimentary statements. If someone tells you to your face how cute you are, then that's almost like saying, "you're non-sexual to me."
When you expose yourself for the first time and her response is, "Aww.. It's cute."

Not good.
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Old 10-29-2013, 03:20 PM
 
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Cute is an innocent or young look and attractive. A cute person may be pretty or handsome. (Meg Ryan, Natalie Portman, Katie Holmes. ) Cute guys: Ryan Gosling, Matt DamonA pretty person in good looking and usually feminine looking. (Blake Lively, Selena Gomez, Katy Perry) A pretty guy usually has a feminine look about them. (I think of Rob Lowe or Brad Pitt when they were younger.)
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Old 10-29-2013, 03:22 PM
 
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To me, cute is all about a kind and bubbly personality and pretty has more to do with pure looks.
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Old 10-29-2013, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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When you expose yourself for the first time and her response is, "Aww.. It's cute."

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that just cracked me up lol
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