Ski Diva Extraordinaire
I think those who say there are regional differences must be right. Hearing anyone called miss or mrs. here would be really strange.
The only people that ever call me sweetie or honey are a couple of female Pilates instructors that are younger than me. I think it's kind of sweet. It's such a different situation than, say, my friend who is a flight attendant on the Seattle-Anchorage run who gets called those names by all the gross old Alaskan men trying to get another drink.
I adopted the Miss/Mr and first name thing for close friends after a colleague used it with her children and I thought it was a nice and more familiar way to address than Mr and Mrs and last name. Regionally it isn't a thing in New England but perhaps her roots were further south? Anyway, it worked for us.
I don't have a problem with the honey or sweetie especially when it is woman to woman; elderly men I generally give a break too because they mean no harm. Now the creepy guy at the gas station that calls me honey all the time? Not so fond of that!