It's easy enough to approximate pretty, or the bombshell, or hot, Gorgeous comes from Middle French gorgias for "elegant or fashionable," which likely sprang from Old French gorge for "bosom or throat," and eventually "something adorning the throat," such as throat armor (gorget) or a neckerchief (gorgias).From gorgias, gorgeous arrived in late 15th-century English to mean "splendid or showy."And from there, the denotation of gorgeous doesn't change much.The other day, one of my female friends came to me seeking advice.She was distraught over the fact that a guy she was interested in had called her “cute.” She wanted a male perspective on what this really meant. When she thought of “cute,” she pictured a small infant swaddled up like a cocoon.But if we call her gorgeous, we imply that she has a sort technical beauty—and it is a matter of technicality.We use gorgeous to apply to one’s exterior, not her inner riches; after all, the roots of gorgeous are in showiness, adornment, not transcendence. There are numerous psychological answers behind the quandary that perplexes insecure passersby and jealous men staring at these couples across the crosswalk. Unfortunately for the illiterate, the answer lies with the illustrious Jack Kerouac, who once wrote, “The world would never find peace until men fell at their women’s feet and asked for forgiveness.” You know what? After years of broken hearts and deceit by the hot men we so yearned after, women are really just looking for someone to show a little worship, a little praise.
If your interest is not reciprocated you could be accused of sexual harassment or - at least - end up looking sad and sleazy once the office gossips have done their worst. How highly do you value this person as an employee/ colleague/ friend? This would entail getting someone to work late at the office and then taking them out for a meal "because it's too late to go home and cook" or taking them away on a business conference and making sure your rooms are next door to one another. Working well with someone means being relaxed with them - and that is impossible if you're not sure whether they're trying to seduce you or not.Work is a way of test-driving a potential partner (ie getting to know them) before taking the plunge and asking them out. Etiquette: Dating a work colleague requires a good amount of old-fashioned social etiquette, not because it will make you any more attractive but because it will make the whole process a lot more comfortable and a lot less difficult, if and when the whole thing ends. Working with someone means forging an effective relationship.Better still, you'll be seeing them during the day, rather than just propping up a bar with them in the evening. Work together during the day, pop out for a quick drink after work, Bob's your uncle. Everything is in order, from stress-busting massage at the desk to on-site counselling, so why not pick a mate there too? Hinting that you would like to take things further but never being specific can make the whole relationship uncomfortable, especially if it's a boss/employee situation.Before I go any further, if you’re being called any of these terms of endearment, don’t think too deeply into them, as usually they’re just that — terms of endearment. While cute women may not ooze sex appeal in a more overtly risqué way, they’re alluring (and equally attractive) in their own way.It may seem a bit to call a woman “cute,” since it’s a word we also use to describe puppies and children. For the most part, cuteness refers to a woman’s reserved temperament.It is more difficult to quibble with gorgeous, with a code still broad enough to let in a variety (though anything but garden-variety) but its fences a bit more structured, perhaps a bit higher.