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15 Ways to Respond to Someone Calling you Cute over Text 

15 Ways to Respond to Someone Calling you Cute over Text 

Receiving a compliment from someone you like is a lovely thing. It can make you feel appreciated, valued, and seen. 

Even if you don’t like the person complimenting you, it can be flattering to know that the person you’re speaking to thinks highly of you.

When someone gives you a compliment in person, your response will usually come naturally.

The person you are speaking to will be able to see in your face whether you are pleased or have been made uncomfortable by what they have said.

However, when someone compliments you over text, it can be tricky to figure out how to communicate your reaction to them. Here are a few suggestions for how to respond when someone sends you a text calling you cute.

 

15 ways to respond to someone calling you cute over text 

 

  1. Aw, thanks. You’re making me blush.
  2. Right back at you 😉 
  3. That’s really sweet. 
  4. I’m glad you think so.  
  5. I told you we have a lot in common
  6. Aw, you’re such a sweetheart. You’ve made my day. 
  7. I could say the same about you!
  8. I guess that makes two of us. 
  9. You make me feel so special.
  10. Thanks for always being so lovely, you’re really cheering me up.
  11. Are you real? How did I meet someone so perfect?
  12. Oh, that’s nice of you to say. I just wanted to make sure we’re on the same page, because I feel like things are getting a bit flirty and I really just see us as friends.
  13. Oh, I’m not so sure about that. Strong and confident is more my vibe than cute. 
  14. Hey there, I appreciate the compliment. I just wanted to let you know that I’m not looking for anything more than friendship.
  15. Hi, that’s kind of you to say, but to be frank, it’s a bit forward. I’m not interested in you in that way. 

 

How to respond to someone you like calling you cute over text

When you’re texting someone you like, you may find yourself jumping every time your phone vibrates or dings, in the hope that you’ve received a message from your crush. And when you see their name on your screen, it’s sure to make you smile. 

Even better is when the message is a sweet compliment intended to let you know how much the person writing to you cares about you. 

 

1. Aw, thanks. You’re making me blush.

If you simply want to let someone know that you are happy to have received their message, saying “Aw, thanks” is a great place to start. 

“Aw” implies that you think what they said is sweet. Thanking them is a good way to let them know that you appreciate their message and would be happy for them to send a similar one in the future. 

Saying “you’re making me blush” is a great way to describe what their compliment is doing to you without having to express how you feel about it, which you may not be quite ready to do yet. 

Example: 

A: You’re so cute. 

B: Aw, thanks. You’re making me blush. 

 

2. Right back at you 😉 

If you feel happy about receiving a compliment from your crush and want to compliment them back without appearing too sincere, saying “right back at you” is a great option. 

This response keeps the tone flirty and fun, all while letting the person you’re talking to know that you feel the same way about them that they do about you. Including a winking emoji reinforces the flirty tone. 

Example: 

A: Aw man. You’re cute. 

B: Right back at you 😉

 

3. That’s really sweet of you to say. 

If you’re genuinely moved by your crush’s compliment, let them know how appreciative you are by telling them how sweet you think their message is.  

Genuine gratitude and appreciation never goes amiss. By telling someone that what they have said is something you are happy to hear, you are increasing the likelihood that they will send similar texts in the future. 

Example: 

A: Hey there. Just writing to tell you that you’re cute. 

B: That’s really sweet of you to say. 

 

4. I’m glad you think so.  

If you want to keep things light-hearted and fun, and don’t want to get too serious about expressing gratitude for their text, send back a witty quip. 

Saying “I’m glad you think so” shows your appreciation while still keeping your crush on their toes about how you feel about them. By not giving too much away, you’ll keep them keen to text in order to find out what you do think about them. 

Example: 

A: Hey, I think you’re really cute. 

B: I’m glad you think so. 

 

5. I told you we have a lot in common

Another way to return the compliment while keeping the tone of the conversation light-hearted and humorous, is to respond to your crush’s compliment by joking that you have a lot in common. 

If your crush calls you cute and you say, “I told you we have a lot in common ☺,” you are implying that they are also cute. In this way, you can keep the flirtation going without letting the conversation get too serious. 

Example: 

A: Have I mentioned that you’re cute?

B: I told you we have a lot in common ☺

 

6. Aw, you’re such a sweetheart. You’ve made my day. 

If you’re getting along really well with someone and they tell you you’re cute, don’t feel like you have to hold back or be coy. Let them know exactly how much you appreciate their kind words and how much they mean to you. 

Saying, “Aw, you’re such a sweetheart. You’ve made my day,” sends the message that you really like the person you’re texting and that their words have made you very happy. 

There is surely no better response to receive to a compliment, so they will be thrilled. 

Example: 

A: Good morning! Have I told you that I think you’re cute? 

B: Aw you’re such a sweetheart. You’ve made my day. 

 

7. I could say the same about you!

If your crush texts you that they think you’re cute and you want to let them know that you feel the same way about them, why not send back a simple, “I could say the same about you!” 

This confirms your interest in them and your appreciation for their message, without requiring you to get too deep. It is the perfect response to send someone you are just getting to know. 

Example: 

A: You’re cute. 

B: I could say the same about you!

 

8. I guess that makes two of us. 

Keeping the banter going is important when you are texting someone you like. No one enjoys a dry text exchange. 

The best way to keep your crush on their toes is by establishing a witty rapport. If someone you like calls you cute, why not let them know that you feel the same way by joking that that makes two of you. 

Again, this is a great response for someone you are just getting to know or have been on one or two dates with.

Example:

A: You are so cute.

B: I guess that makes two of us. 

 

9. You make me feel so special.

If someone tells you you’re cute and it really cheers you up or makes you feel cared for, let them know how much their words mean to you by telling them they are making you feel special. 

Receiving a sweet compliment like, “you’re cute” in the right moment can really brighten your mood. Let the person you are texting know how good they are making you feel. 

This is a great response if you have been dating someone for a while, or if they are your partner. 

Example: 

A: Just a quick message to say that you’re extremely cute. 

B: You make me feel so special.

 

10. Thanks for always being so lovely, you’re really cheering me up.

Sometimes being sincere gets a bad rep. But it shouldn’t! We’re so busy these days that it can be easy to go weeks or months without really telling the people in our lives how much we appreciate them. 

If someone you care about texts you to tell you that you’re cute, don’t be afraid to offer genuine gratitude for their support and care. 

Example: 

A: Gosh, you’re cute.

B: Thanks for always being so lovely, you’re really cheering me up. 

 

11. Are you real? How did I meet someone so perfect?

If you’ve been dating someone for a while and they send you a complimentary message, you can make a sweet joke by asking whether they are real. 

What you are really saying is that you find it almost unbelievable that they are real, because they are so wonderful that they seem like a figment of your imagination. 

You can clarify what you mean by asking how it is possible that you met someone so perfect. This reinforces your point that it is difficult to believe that they, someone who says all the right things, is a real human and not a character from a storybook. 

Example: 

A: By the way, have I mentioned lately that you’re cute? 

B: Are you real? How did I meet someone so perfect? 

 

How to respond to someone you don’t like calling you cute over text

While it can be flattering to receive a complimentary message, it can also be uncomfortable, depending on who the sender is.

If you don’t think you want anything more than friendship with the person you’re texting, then it is important to be clear about your intentions when they send you a flirty message. 

While it can sometimes be easier to just let a flirty message slide, or just to thank someone for the compliment and move on, this might lead to more such messages in the future. 

In order to avoid letting an uncomfortable dynamic develop, simply state that while you appreciate the compliment, you aren’t looking for anything more than friendship. Here are a few ways you could go about saying this. 

 

12. Oh, that’s nice of you to say. I just wanted to make sure we’re on the same page, because I feel like things are getting a bit flirty and I really just see us as friends.

This is a polite way to let someone know that while you appreciate that they were trying to pay you a compliment, you want to make sure that they aren’t getting the wrong idea about what is going on between you. 

Stating clearly that you view your relationship as a friendship is a way of putting out there, in no uncertain terms, what you expect the tone of your future texts to be like. 

Example: 

A: Hey there, I was watching you today in the meeting and thought you looked really cute. 

B: Oh, that’s nice of you to say. I just wanted to make sure we’re on the same page, because I feel like things are getting a bit flirty and I really just see us as friends. 

 

13. Oh, I’m not so sure about that. Strong and confident is more my vibe than cute. 

If sometime texts you telling you you’re cute and you find it downright creepy, you can put them off by subtly pointing out that calling someone “cute” can be a little condescending. 

Instead of telling them off, simply assert that you are not “cute,” you are “strong and confident.” This is an especially good response for a woman to send to a man, but there is no reason why a man couldn’t say this as well. 

By claiming your space and making clear that the person you’re texting isn’t close enough to you to call you whatever they want, you are surely warding off any future unwanted advances.

Example: 

A: I’ve been looking through your photos. You’re so petite and cute. 

B: Oh, I’m not so sure about that. Strong and confident is more my vibe than cute. 

 

14. Hey there, I appreciate the compliment. I just wanted to let you know that I’m not looking for anything more than friendship.

Someone who calls you cute over text may be testing the waters to see whether you’re interested in getting to know them romantically. It is a fairly innocent thing to say, so they are not necessarily overstepping by writing you a message telling you you’re cute. 

However, if you aren’t into them, the kindest thing you can do is let them know that while you appreciate their kind words, you only want a friendship. 

This is a clear, simple, straightforward message and will surely be appreciated.

Example: 

A: I’m so glad we met the other day. I think you’re super cute. 

B: Hey there, I appreciate the compliment. I just wanted to let you know that I’m not looking for anything more than friendship.  

 

15. Hi, that’s kind of you to say, but to be frank, it’s a bit forward. I’m not interested in you in that way. 

When someone is testing the waters to see whether you might be interested in taking your relationship to from the friend zone to the more-than-friends zone, they may send you a complimentary text. 

If you aren’t into it at all, then don’t hesitate to let them know that you find them a little forward. 

Telling them that you aren’t interested in them in that way sends a clear message that you would appreciate if they kept the tone of your interactions less flirtatious.

Example: 

A: Hey! I’m so glad James introduced us. You’re cute. 

B:  Hi, that’s kind of you to say, but to be frank, it’s a bit forward. I’m not interested in you in that way. 

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