So, you’re pretty good looking, which means it shouldn’t come as a shock when someone calls you cute. The problem is, however, how to respond when someone calls you cute.
How to respond, of course, depends on who says it; we mean to say that it depends on if he/she is a crush.
You’d respond differently to someone who doesn’t interest you than to someone who does. When someone calls you cute, it might be acceptable if you consider him/her a friend.
In this post, we’ll explore 15 ways to respond to being called cute; we offer three scenarios and share what they mean. Let’s get started:
5 ways on how to respond when someone calls you cute: When it’s a crush
When a crush calls you cute, it can be a pretty heart-warming experience; this is because you like him/her back. You might be flabbergasted when you hear the comment, so you should be prepared in case it ever does happen.
Here are five ways on how to respond when someone calls you cute, and that person is a crush:
01“You must be looking at a mirror.”
This is a flirty response for when you want your crush to know that you feel the same way as he/she does.
A mirror shows a reflection, and you are simply saying that he/she must be talking about him/herself too; you are basically saying that you find him/her cute too.
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02“Coming from you, that means a lot.”
When you use this response, your crush will most likely ask you what you mean by that.
This is the perfect opportunity for you to express your true feelings; you can use this moment to see what could blossom from it. It means it’s a compliment that you really appreciate because it is coming from him/her.
03“I guess hanging out with you rubbed off on me.”
You are returning the compliment. It means the reason that you are so cute is that some of his/her cuteness has rubbed off on you, figuratively speaking, of course.
This will likely make your crush smile. You can follow it up with something like, “I need to keep you around so that it doesn’t wear off.” You can also say, “I guess that I should stick around you a bit longer.”
04“Sorry, you must have me mistaken for someone else. I get that a lot.”
This is a good way to accept a compliment while appearing humble. It means your crush, perhaps, thinks that you are somebody else whom he/she finds good-looking.
When you say something like this, your crush is likely going to follow up by dismissing it or expressing how he/she sees you; you may also hear how he/she feels about you.
05“I guess that makes two of us! That’s something else we have in common.”
You are calling your crush cute while accepting the compliment.
It is also a way to show your crush that you might work well together because you are both cute.
Your crush may even inquire about the “something else” in your response, and you can follow it up with other things that you have in common; this might make your crush more interested in you, perhaps even sparking a deeper conversation.
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5 ways on how to respond when someone calls you cute: When you’re not interested
When someone for whom you have no interest gives you a compliment, like calling you cute, it can be a little awkward or uncomfortable for you.
You have to let the person down easy, and you can do this by changing the topic, accepting the compliment humbly, or making it clear that you don’t feel the same as him/her.
Here are five ways on how to respond when someone calls you cute when you are definitely not interested in the speaker.
06“Thank you, I appreciate that.”
This is a pretty common response that shows you are humbly accepting the compliment, and you don’t want to prolong the conversation any further than that. You are also showing that you don’t want to make him/her feel bad.
When you say this, the chances are that he/she will take the hint and change the topic or leave.
This response is kind of cocky, but it works when you want to move on from what was just said; it can show how confident you are, meaning you don’t need him/her to comment on your appearance.
It might turn the person away from you, or it may even give him/her a reason to not like you anymore (if it’s taken in the wrong way).
08“Well, at least, someone other than my parents think so.”
This is good to use when the compliment catches you off guard. It is humorous and can make the situation feel less awkward.
The fact that you joked it off may give him/her the indication that you don’t see him/her in the same way.
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09“Thanks, I took a shower today!”
This is another funny response that you can use to say that you did a little something different this morning.
It doesn’t mean that you don’t actually take showers. The person will likely pick up on the joke, making this awkward situation something that can be laughed off.
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10“[Smile and nod].”
This is a good response when you don’t want to say anything that might make him/her feel bad or awkward.
It is vague and will not lead him/her on. You are also being very nice about it. You can likely walk away afterwards, without saying anything to avoid the person from replying altogether.
5 ways on how to respond when someone calls you cute: When he/she’s just a friend
Friends call each other cute, and there’s nothing wrong with that. When it comes from a friend, you can joke it off; however, you can also return the favor by giving a compliment to uplift your friend.
There are many ways in which you can do this, but you’ll want to bear in mind that the type of friendship you share with this person needs to be considered before selecting an appropriate response.
If your friend is overly sensitive, he/she may not get the intended joke. In the worst case, he/she can even feel bad about you’ve said.
Here are five ways on how to respond when someone calls you cute when the person is just a friend who isn’t seeking a romantic relationship:
11“Okay. So, what do you want?”
This is a good response for a joking moment, when you want to be light-hearted with your friend.
It’s as if you’re saying that he/she is only being nice to you because he/she wants something from you, which of course is probably not true.
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12“Damn, wish I could say the same about you! Burn! “
This response is a joke, and it means that you can’t return the compliment because your friend isn’t cute.
Your friend will likely find it funny, which means you can both laugh about it together. If he/she doesn’t get the joke, you should explain it so that it doesn’t hurt his/her feelings.
13“I’d tell you how to do it, but you’d have to pay me.”
This is another funny response that you can use when your friend calls you cute. It means that he/she isn’t cute, but you can help him/her out for the right price!
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14“Whoa, there, there, tiger, are you hitting on me? I’m already taken, sorry.”
If you and your friend joke around like this, then this response can be received as super funny.
It just means that your friend is being nicer than usual, and there must be a reason. However, you aren’t interested in knowing why! Plus, it could be even funnier if you aren’t actually in a relationship.
15“Okay, but have you seen yourself?”
This response is good in a moment when you want to return the compliment to your friend.
It means that he/she is just as cute as you are, and the focus should probably be on him/her instead of on you. It will make your friend feel good about him/herself.
Well, there you have it: 15 of the best ways on how to respond when someone calls you cute, whether it’s someone you like, love, or don’t like at all.
Now that you are fully equipped with these responses, you can never get caught off-guard again. You can choose to clear the air, make a joke, or brush it off. Good luck!