It depends, I'm find with older friends, aquatences, or parents of my friends or someone in authority like a teacher or something if they're female other that that it creeps me out I just realized I sound really sexists I'm sorry, but I'm a female minor, I guess i'd be okay if it was like one of those little kid fathers that are used to calling their children hun alot?
I understand. You told me your opinion and feelings, that's not sexist at all. It's weird to get called hon by a stranger. For some it's scary because stranger-danger. Also: usually guys don't talk like that. None of my squad mates do and neither do I so it's no surprise at all.
My grandma calls me hon a lot. Hearing that from my peers is just freaky.
OH I mean that as in during arguments when someone calls you "hon" while arguing, didn't see that the question was regarding when strangers do it. XD But yeah, in either case it is more of an intimate word/name.