Yeah that happens alot, I'm always complimented on my looks.
Odd thing with me is that while sometimes I'll say many things are cute, other times the very word "cute" makes me cringe.
I have no problem in calling things "cute"... I call alot of things cute; Whether it be: Other peoples kids, a couple that gets along, baby animals etc... The only time I get annoyed about the word "cute"; Is when a girl is referring that to me in basicallys saying "your cute but not in an attractive way"..