What does it mean when a guy calls you a cutie?

Basically, I really like this guy :$

we sort of had a thing back in September, and we still talked after that. We still do , but I'm always all shy around him.

We stopped texting in December, then started again in march.

we stopped again in may. on June 14 he texted me again.

A couple of days later, at 11pm. he texts me; Hey cutie :)

what in the world does that mean? I don't think he's interested in me after everything we've been through though ...