For guys : why would you call a girl " sweetie , darlin , babe " if ur not in a relationship with her?

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So my crush just started chatting with me and gave me nicknames like ; sweety , babe

If he did that what does it mean? That he likes me or for any other reason?
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Ps , i have known him for 5 years and he never talked to me like this before..
For guys : why would you call a girl " sweetie , darlin , babe " if ur not in a relationship with her?
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