Men tend to refer to girls with labels. It seems a little too discriminating, but guys are really picky about how they label women. 'Hot' is just one of those labels, and it doesn't just mean one thing.
To a guy, 'hot' could mean that you have a smokin' and sizzlin' summer body. It could also mean that he finds you an overall great person. Just like any other word, the meaning of this one depends on the situation or context.
So if you find yourself being called hot by a guy, here are some of his possible meanings.
He Finds You Incredibly Sexy
When a guy says something like "You're so hot", he is stunned by your look. It's a sign he would like to get closer to you go on a date or get laid.
It can also mean that he may not actually know you well enough to compliment other things about you, like your personality.
He Likes Everything About You
Being hot can mean being great, in general. It doesn't always have to be about a sexy body. It could also mean that he likes everything about you. This includes your attitude, behavior, looks, personality, and heart.
If he knows some of your worst attributes and insists that you're hot, he is most likely sincere. He could be interested in more than a one-night stand or a little flirting. He's probably looking for someone serious.
He's A Supportive Friend
He's probably one of the greatest guys in the world. He's your best friend, as he's also your support system. He's the kind of guy who wants to let you know that you look super awesome whatever you wear. He also wants to reaffirm your confidence and self-esteem by telling you that you're gorgeous whenever he can.
He's Complimenting You To Help You Relax
If you're on your first date with a guy and your nerves are showing, he probably said it not only because he thinks it's true, but also to try and relax you. He's sensed your reservations and uncertainty. Before you bolted, he locked you in by making you smile from his compliment.
If he follows up the statement with a light-hearted conversation, he's probably into you. However, if he follows it up with sexual innuendo, he's only after sex.
He's Expressing His Approval
This means that he is expressing his positive opinion on your body and looks, in general. He believes you to be hot and sexy, and he wants you to know it. It is essentially a verbal confirmation of his approval.
Other Contexts When a Guy Calls You Hot
If he doesn't know much about you and calls you hot, he is most likely just looking for something easy. He's not the kind of guy who looks for a serious relationship. Or perhaps he doesn't think you're the girl for that.
If he knows a lot about you, and he's been flirting here and there, he probably told you you're 'hot' because he finally wants to make his move. Or perhaps he's your supportive BFF who understands that you sometimes need a dose of validation.
Know yourself well enough to understand how you feel about what he said about you. This is crucial to living a full and happy life without any regrets. So take note of your reactions. If he made your skin crawl with his comment, you are probably the farthest from interested. If, however, it made you feel warm and fuzzy, you should check him out.
It could mean several different things. He could be a supportive BFF validating your attractiveness by complimenting you. It could also mean that he's referring only to your body and looks when he calls you hot. It depends on the situation.
Not necessarily. Sure, it can be a little patronizing. However, if his intention is only to compliment you, it should be fine. However, if he says it and follows it up with sexual innuendo, he probably thinks you're an easy lay.
You can thank him politely if you don't know each other. If you've been friends since forever, you can thank him profusely for his unending support. If he is a guy you like, you can tease him back in a fun way, like "What's up, cutie?".
Mostly, a girl is considered hot is she has a lot of sex appeal. It can also be used to describe someone who is great, in general. This means someone assertive, sharp, full of energy and wit, and physically attractive.
If your relationship is in hot waters, it means it's in a difficult or potentially dangerous phase- probably the former. It could mean that you're going through a rough patch. If your long-time relationship partner calls you hot, it means that he is still attracted to you. He probably thinks that he got very lucky with you.