When a guy calls you sweetie?

Okay guys, I'm asking this bcz I'm not a native English speaker and I am not that used to the usages of these kind of words. A guy just texted me and used the word "sweetie". I was wondering what that actually means? Does it mean anything? Is it overall a positive thing to hear from a guy? I... show more Okay guys, I'm asking this bcz I'm not a native English speaker and I am not that used to the usages of these kind of words.
A guy just texted me and used the word "sweetie".
I was wondering what that actually means? Does it mean anything?
Is it overall a positive thing to hear from a guy? I read in a website that it is a sign of pity for a girl.( and thats what I would not call positive)

I wonder if it is a positive thing, and if it means anything.
Serious answers please.
Thank you folks.
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