“OMG, he is so cute!”.
Have you ever thought that about the guy you like?
Chances are it’s something you’ve said multiple times, either to yourself or to your friends.
Girls use the word “cute” a lot. Whether to describe a fuzzy animal or the outfit someone else is wearing, “cute” is a normal part of our vocabulary.
So what happens when you’re talking to your crush, and you hear yourself say, “you’re so cute.”
Immediately the only thoughts filling your head are, “Is it okay to call a guy cute?” “Did I just ruin everything by telling him that?
Don’t worry! This article has everything you need to know about whether it’s okay to call a guy cute or not.
Do Guys Like Being Called Cute?
Guys love to receive compliments just as much as we do, and when it comes from a girl they know is attracted to them, being called cute is fine!
Guys also need validation, and they want to know that someone accepts the way they look or act. Calling him cute is one way to show him you don’t just like what you see, but you like who he is as a person.
If you can make him feel good about himself, he will keep coming back to you for more!
However, a boy might become defensive if thinks you are being sarcastic or using the word “cute” to describe something negative about him.
Avoid using the word “cute” if it’s not clear that you are being genuine, or if he could think you’re making fun of him.
Keep in mind; when you are texting, it can be hard for someone else to hear the tone of what you are saying.
Make sure he knows that what you’re saying is a compliment by elaborating on what you mean when you call him cute.
For example, if he says something sweet, you could say:
“That was so cute. I love when you say things like that”
You want him to know you are attracted to him and not think that you’re trying to make fun of him.
Is Calling A Guy Cute Flirting?
As with a lot of things, it comes down to context – or how you say it.
“Cute” is a word lots of people use to describe animals, babies, or young children. When you call someone closer to your own age “cute”, it can often come across as flirting.
If you see a guy and like how he’s dressed, it’s ok to tell him he looks cute; it shows him you are paying attention to the effort he put in when picking out his outfit.
However, if you just like him as a friend, it might be better to say his outfit looks “good” or “cool” to not give him the wrong impression.
If a guy does something sweet or acts silly, saying he’s cute lets him know it’s ok to be himself and step out of his comfort zone.
Your tone of voice and body language when you give him the compliment will determine whether you are flirting or not.
Here are a couple of examples of how to flirt by calling him cute:
“I love your shirt; it’s really cute on you.”
“I was thinking to myself that you looked cute when you ______.”
“You’re so cute!”
What To Call A Guy Or Your Boyfriend Instead Of Cute
If you aren’t comfortable using the word “cute” to describe the guy you’re interested in or your boyfriend, that’s ok.
Cute can be a flirty word, so if you want to use something deeper or you’ve been over-using it, there are plenty of other options.
Try using some of these words instead:
Handsome – ‘Wow, you look so handsome in that suit!”
Sexy – “It’s so sexy when you mow the grass.”
Sweet – “The way you helped that lady cross the street was so sweet.”
Charming – “your accent is very charming.”
Funny – “You’re so funny”
Kind – “It was kind of you to help your friend the other day.”
Mixing up your compliments will help him know you really mean them and honestly care about what he says and does.
It will also show him there are different aspects of his personality you are interested in, not just his looks or actions.
Is It A Compliment To Call A Guy Adorable?
Using the word “adorable” is a little bit more tricky because it could easily be seen as a demeaning comment instead of a positive one.
Guys generally want to feel masculine and strong. Being called cute can sound fun and flirty, whereas being called adorable can sound like you are speaking to a child.
Calling him adorable can work if you are either joking around with each other or in a situation where he’s with children or animals.
For instance, if he is good with kids and he’s interacting with them. You could say:
“You are so good with kids; watching you play with them is adorable.”
Or if he’s playing with his dog, you could say:
“It’s adorable watching you and your dog together, and you can see he loves you so much.”
If you are joking around with each other and he’s trying to act overly cute, adorable would be a great word to use.
For example, if he’s doing silly hairstyles to make you laugh, you could say:
“That looks adorable on you.”
Or if he’s drawing you a cute picture like a cartoon character, you could say:
“That is the most adorable picture I’ve ever seen!”
Just like with calling him cute, telling him he’s adorable is all about context. It can be a good complement if said the right way, but overall, it shouldn’t be your first choice.
Knowing what to say to a guy can be tricky. You don’t want to say the wrong thing and insult him.
Guys like to be called cute by a girl they know is attracted to them. They see it as a compliment and lets them know you are interested and that it’s ok for them to be themselves.
You can also tell them they are adorable, but that should be limited to certain occasions when they know you are not demeaning them.
Don’t be afraid to let a guy know how you feel. Chances are he hasn’t received a compliment in a while, and being called cute by you may be just what he needs to make his day!