I'm looking for help to find out the meaning of a phrase I was told. Maybe someone could explain me what could "dolce fiore" mean? An Italian friend (and only a friend) of mine has said it to me, but yet the language is a bit difficult for me to understand every expression. He said that these kind of expressions are used when somebody "si vuole bene". So, was this something he meant in a very sweet friendly way or, unfortunately, something more than friendly?:( Thank You so much in advance.
Literally the meaning is sweet flower, but it's the kind of thing you say to a lover. E.g. here.
I'd go with somewhat more than friendly, or maybe friend with hopes.