mm,maybe its patronising,..i'm not sure.
Almost always it makes me feel kind of embarrassed, unless this guy I am in love with says awwwww to me! Than my heart just flutters! :-)
most people seem to say it sarcastically.
I do it to show compassion, though usually superficial (like I really don't care about your situation, but I care about you and you seem to want an "awwww", so I give it).
Awwww, I didn't mean to make you uncomfortable!<br />
Heh heh heh! Yes I did!!! <br />
call the wambulance!
I thought that they were meant to be an "compassionate" thing. Compassion shouldn't be offensive.