Pretty vs. Cute
I brought this topic up on Twitter a few weeks ago but I thought it would make good fodder for a Monday post (read: mindless). FF & I were watching something on tv. Per usual I can’t remember what it was (also per usual, it doesn’t matter) but I do know a man called a woman pretty. There were other compliments too but I looked over at him and said, “That sounds like something you would say.” And I was all giggly and waiting for confirmation. He looked at me (straight faced) and said, “You’re not pretty. You’re cute.” WHAT?!?!?!?! First off, the “you’re not pretty” stung a bit. Even the “You’re cute” didn’t do much to assuage my hurt feelings. But I gave him the benefit of the doubt and asked him to explain himself. In his mind, “pretty” is what you would call a little girl. “Cute” is reserved for older people. Ok, I still don’t get that either, but I can’t fault him for having an opinion right? To me a girl can be both cute AND pretty. As well as gorgeous, hot, sexy, beautiful…it’s all a state of mind and a mood you create. The pictures of me from the wedding a few weeks ago? I felt gorgeous. Running errands with this weekend wearing ripped jeans, a hoodie and my Red Sox hat made me feel cute. I truly feel I can be all of those adjectives you would use to describe a woman’s looks – just not all at the same time. What about you? Do you think a woman can be (or that YOU ARE) cute & sexy & pretty (and more?!). And explain the difference to me. I’m ready for a Monday morning lesson! XO
***UPDATE*** When stating that FF would call a little girl pretty, apparently I may have misspoken. FF doesn’t have a thing for little girls. Please don’t take it that way!