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The difference between beautiful, cute, sexy and attractive

November 26, 2009 – 2:26 pm

The Chinese peoples’ sense of attractiveness is confusing to me. A few days ago Wang Zi Fei 王紫菲 suddenly became famous. She was the girl sitting behind Barack Obama in his Shanghai speech to future leaders. Many Chinese people now think she is attractive and I wonder why. For pictures of Wang Zi Fei and a writeup of how she got into the glaring spotlight head over to MKL for the full story. However I don’t really think she is attractive. Why? I will tell You soon. Before we go into details of attractiveness, let me first introduce the superficial factors that lead to attractiveness. Beauty, Cuteness and Sexiness.

She is beautiful:
wang zi fei

Wang Zi Fei, Student, Picture from Chinahush.

She is cute:
Choi-Byul-I

Choi Byul-I, Korean model. Picture from ReallyCuteAsians.net. Check out for more.

She is sexy:
devon_aoki

Devon Aoki, 50% Japanese, 50% European, model and actress. Picture from Starts We Love. Check out for more! Thanks to Andhari for pointing at Devon Aoki in a recent comment at MKL.

Here is what I feel about the words beautiful, cute and sexy.

Beautiful: Her great looks give her a sense un-approachability. Her beauty makes her untouchable. I want to take a photo of her.

Cute: She looks like a funny pet. Cuddling comes to my mind.

Sexy: I want to have sex with her.

So tell me, what is attractiveness?

Attractiveness results of a combination of beauty, cuteness and sexiness. At least when looking at the superficial, physical side of things. There are other things like a sexy brain that make a woman attractive, but that is not part of this post. The most important factor for me at the moment is sexiness. I guess that’s like 50% for me. The other two get 25% each I guess. Devon Aoki is definitely attractive to me.

When is a woman attractive to You? Share Your thoughts :)

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  1. 8 Responses to “The difference between beautiful, cute, sexy and attractive”

  2. I don’t think there’s any definition of beauty. It’s only opinions. And all these things are intertwined anyway. My girl is the most beautiful, gorgeous and cute girl to me, but for someone else, she might be just average. Same goes for every woman.

    Generally speaking, I like all kinds of women and those who radiate self-confidence and some positive energy would appeal to me. I don’t go into definitions when it comes to beauty. I’m just enjoying it. :)

    Ps: That comparison to a pet is a bit off. Hope no feminist comes across this post.

    By MKL on Nov 26, 2009

  3. A feminist could spice up the comments section, so why not ;)

    By Hendrik on Nov 26, 2009

  4. Personally, I find Wang Zifei the most attractive among them. But to me, a very important factor of attractiveness are also inner values (and I mean it! xD). For me, intelligence in a woman is crucial. I honestly don’t feel as attracted by women I can’t have a real conversation with, and I also don’t like unreliable women. So honestly speaking, I am a quite choosy person^^
    Anyway, I was lucky and found a girl who perfectly fits me, so I don’t really need to worry about that.

    I don’t really agree on your definition on beauty. I would consider a woman, who is (and acts) untouchable, rather to be arrogant than to be beautiful. And thus also don’t feel attracted by her.
    Anyway, I am not easy to think a woman is untouchable; but I am quite sure that behind every facade, there’s a human being. And if a lady thinks she was so beautiful that she won’t talk to me, I’d immediately know that she’s definitly not my kind.

    By Aremonus on Nov 26, 2009

  5. I’m not saying that she might act untouchable, but rather that her beauty makes me kind of uncomfortable starting a conversation with her.

    Maybe You have experienced this in a bar or other social setting before. You are there and a number of women. It’s easy to start a conversation with some of them, however with others I get thoughts like: “Damn, what do I say…. ”

    It’s not her fault to be beautiful, but people tend to act weird around people they are attracted to.

    The other thing You mentioned is brains. I totally agree about that, but it was not part of this post. We can talk about the attractiveness of a healthy brain some other time.

    Bottom line: Because You have a different taste compared to me (at least regarding the superficial features), You would be my ideal buddy for girl hunting in the bar ;)

    By Hendrik on Nov 27, 2009

  6. haha, we gotta do that someday, yet you’ve gotta talk to my girlfriend about that issue first xD

    By Aremonus on Nov 27, 2009

  7. Sure, I’ll ask her at which day she has time. Then all 3 of us will go to the bar. She can have a look at the handsum boys then :o

    By Hendrik on Nov 28, 2009

  8. I totally agree with you.

    By Ayame on Dec 24, 2010

  9. O.o
    But you are absolutely right. I shall show this to my brothers. Who falls for every girl they can get. -sigh-
    Great job on the post!
    … I bet every guy looked at… the bottom of the waist part on the third pic of the girls. xP
    ~iPerv

    By iPerv on Jan 23, 2011

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