Post # 1
That’s how FH always describes me. We were talking about actresses last night and narrowed them down into three categories in the looks department–gorgeous (meaning over-the-top, slightly exaggerated features that aren’t necessarily pretty–the type of girls guys generally find “hot”), beautiful (in a classy, conventionally-pretty way) and cute (self-explanatory). So I asked FH, “What category do I fall under?” And he goes, “Cute-pretty.”
I guess it’s not a BAD thing, but I’m always being described as “cute” by everyone. On a rare occasion, FH will call me beautiful but it doesn’t happen terribly often. Mostly he says either “cute” or “pretty.” It used to bug me a lot, but now I just brush it off for the most part because him saying that is, well, sort of cute.
Granted, I guess I’m kind of cute…I’m short (5’4) and small-framed, and my face hasn’t changed much since I was a child. I have large eyes and a slightly round face with a pointy chin. I have a little cupids-bow mouth. In general, the kind of open, somewhat innocent, childlike face that was popular from the 1940s and before.
But still…when I was younger, I always wanted to be called “hot” or something at least once. I have never, ever been referred to as “sexy” or “gorgeous,” not once. I’m trying not to let it bother me, but damnit! I’m 21. I don’t want to be “cute.” Bawww.
So I’m curious, Hive–how does your Fiance refer to you in terms of looks? Cute, like me? (Bah.) Hot? Beautiful? Something else? Make me jealous! Let’s discuss beauty for a second. 🙂
Feel free to vent about being called -whatever- here, too. 😉
Post # 3
I get called hot, beautiful, sexy, gorgeous and the dreaded cute, but I don’t mind cute sometimes things are just cute.
Post # 4
As one of my friends in his 40s with a wife and 2 teenage kids told me a few years ago: “‘hot’ is a one-night stand, you marry ‘cute'”. So I don’t think being cute is a bad thing, especially in a guy’s eyes.
My fiance will usually call me “pretty”, sometimes “beautiful” or “sexy”. I personally classify myself more under “girl-next-door cute”.
Post # 5
Mine usually defaults to “gorgeous” or “sexy” or “so beautiful”. Lol, but then again, you could say he knows how to keep a gal pleased. 😉 Other people, I guess they’d say hot or pretty, just out and about sort of thing,
There’s nothing wrong with cute or cute-pretty! I bet your quite a beauty and you’re just being modest. 😉
Post # 6
I hear ya sister! I’m classifed as “cute” and “pretty” by my SO…. He has never called me beautiful or gorgeous or hot, I mostly get “you’re pretty”. I mean either way it’s a compliment, but when I hear “cute” I think…. I’m not cute, kittens are cute LOL.
I’m only 5’0, have a round face and many people mistake me for a high schooler (I’m 24!) so I guess there is no escaping it. Cute is okay sometimes…. but yes, it would be nice to be called something else for a change!
Post # 7
My hubby has explained those exact categories to me and called me the same thing “cute pretty.”
Personally, I think this is one of those conversations guys should know to keep to themselves.
Post # 8
ladies like christina milian & drew barrymore are cute pretty in my book, compared to someone like tyra banks who is not conventially beautiful but has a fierce strong look.
Post # 9
Yep it comes down to stature. I’m only 4′ 11″ and look exactly like i did when I was 14, and I’ll be turning 25 this year. I stopped getting carded but I think it has more to do with my confidence than my age. I’m dreading being the “cute bride” but it’ll probably be that way anyway.
Post # 10
@TinyTina: LOL, right?
@Lassroyale: Oh, pshaw. I don’t photograph particularly well, and I have my days where I look in the mirror and think, “Yuuuuuck.” I guess I’m about average. =P
@HannahT: Weird that your hubby does it, too! I’d never even thought of stringing those words together until he said it.
Post # 11
@arenyth:ugggghhhhh not cute bride! I’m gonna need one “sexy” make up job. LOL
Post # 12
@TinyTina: Luckily, we’re doing a 40s theme so I think my normal look will mostly fit right in…but I agree–NOT THE CUTE BRIDE LABEL! Aaaah!
Post # 13
I think of someone like Kristin Bell as cute- pretty she is adorable and gorgeous! I would take it as a compliment!
Post # 14
@Statutory Grape: The way Darling Husband explains it, it is like a triangle– sexy/pretty/cute… and most women fall somewhere between two points of the triangle. I have no idea where he came up with this. He is a big dork.
Post # 15
@HannahT: I just explained that to FH and he agreed. Ha! Men…it does make sense, though.
Post # 16
@abbyful: I totally agree and it works for guys too! Marry cute!