Cute attraction is a form of tertiary attraction where one finds another individual particularly cute. Usually cuteness is found in childish individuals or those with young traits. It’s the same feeling most have when playing with or looking at a puppy or a kitty.
This type of attraction can be physical or emotional. An example of physical cute attraction is finding the appearance or clothing specially cute. An example of emotional cute attraction is finding a set of behaviours or personality traits particularly cute. A cute crush is known as a splash. This term is derived from the phrase "make a splash", meaning "to attract attention in an exciting way". The term splash also implies a sense of playfulness that is not common among other types of crushes.
Cute Attraction vs Aesthetic Attraction
Cute attraction differs from aesthetic attraction because the individual is not necessarily visually pleasing or beautiful, and one can find another individual cute and ugly (or just not beautiful) at the same time. Another difference is that aesthetic attraction is physical, while cute attraction can also be emotional.
The white stripe symbolises purity and innocence, two traits often found in young individuals, like kids. The other four colours are soft and pastel to make them cuter, being the reddish colours the ones that represent physical cuteness and the bluish colours the ones that represent emotional/personality cuteness. The flag was made by the FANDOM user 1MoreUser on October 19th, 2021.
The term was coined by the FANDOM user 1MoreUser on October 19th, 2021.