What is your take on using terms of endearment with a stranger?

Spookydood
I've noticed i have a bit of a habit of using certain terms of endearment, mostly with women i don't know all that well. I usually use words like sweetheart or darlin' or even babe if I do know them somewhat. It's well received it seems to me any time I do it, but I am curious as to what you all think about it
Hey there, darlin!
Hey there, darlin!
I like it/it is endearing/it's obvious you're simply being friendly
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I dislike it/you could be sending the wrong message/it is impolite.
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Not sure/indifferent/other (please let me know with a comment!)
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What is your take on using terms of endearment with a stranger?
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