There is one word that I have heard more than a million times when people are describing me, and that would be the word "cute".
Cute refers to a sort of girl/boy next door quality, wholesome and all-American. A cute person is de facto attractive, but in an innocent and conventional way. Cute people will have an average to above average figure but if they are out of shape boys are generally thin while girls may carry a little too much weight in the hips and chest. Cute can be a very forgiving term, especially if used by your significant other.
Hot refers looks that fit into the aspiring model or porn star category. Hot people take the time to sculpt their bodies to their idea of perfection, while at the same time lavishing care on their hair and skin. Obviously hot people are attractive, but in a way that screams both sex and high maintenance. It may be possible that you don’t know any hot people personally, but have only seen them in movies or fashion magazines.
There is a very distinct difference between the two. I have become very aware of this difference as well, seeing as most of my closest friends are in the "hot" category. I enjoy my place in the "cute" category and I wouldn't change it for the world.
While I think that we all understand the two...I also believe that there are middlezones. Take Americans latest craze in the female actress category and fortunate for me she just so happens to be my doppleganger, Zooey Deschanel.
"So you're sayin' I got a chance" ;3
"The consensus is that cute people make good boyfriends/girlfriends. When you first encounter a cute person at a party, you will more than likely first be drawn by his personality or actions. Only later, after your friend asked how you liked so-and-so will you reply: “he’s cute.” Cute people are excellent for long-term relationships, cinematic cuddling, and eventual marriage.
Because hot people know that their looks are fleeting, their actions are also often frenetic. Hot people exude a sexy vibe that borders on slutty. Most people would rather “hook up” with a hot person rather than enter into a relationship. It is felt that anyone who spends that much time on her looks wants to show herself off whenever possible. The perception is that hot people excel at one night stands but not much else."
Most of my friends are found in the middlezones. They are the cute/hot combo...the double threat!
So ladies, you wont always fit in one category. You may be one of the lucky ones...the Double Threat.
The Double Threats will most likely be in and out of long-term relationships, but always the center of attention when that facebook status changes to SINGLE. They are the life of the party, but also enjoy the housewife status when they are ready for it. Usually they are very indecisive with friendships and relationships. A dangerous and unpredictable combination makes for a pretty big challenge to most guys, which is why most of them are single 80% of the time. If you catch the eye of one of these girls hold on tight because it's going to be a bumpy ride...you'll see though in the end...it's well worth it.
So whether you are hot, cute, or both...get it girl. ;D