When is it okay to use the word "DEAR"? Part - 2

Part - 1
I was visiting with a friend the other day when I mentioned to her that someone had been calling me "dear." For some reason that made me feel a little bit uncomfortable. Then the more I thought about it I realized, from time to time, I call people "dear" usually a female. So, I was explaining to my friend that I thought I had been making people feel uncomfortable by calling them "dear".

I've been going to Dallas...

Part - 2

 ...a lot staying in a great hotel in SouthLake. There is a girl that works at the front desk that is just awesomely gorgeous. Every time I go to the hotel, my highlight is to see her smiling,giving me a hug and saying, "I'm glad you're back Mr. Wilde." On my last visit, I asked her boss if she could take a break and I got her some gelato. We sat and had a little talk.

Everyone who knows me knows I have no problem talking, except when I am attracted to a girl. I get very nervous and I have to act like I don't like her so I can be normal. Anyway, we had our little talk which was delightful. She went back to work and I went to my room.

The next day I go down, she's back at the front desk. I go over to say hi and she says, "Hello, dear." Well when she said that it didn't make me feel uncomfortable at all. In fact, it made me feel good and that's why I'm writing all of this.


So the question is if I call people "DEAR," how do I know if I'm making them feel uncomfortable or if I'm making their day?

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