When it comes to tipping don’t expect men — and Millennials — to hand over the bills reluctantly.
A new survey conducted by CreditCards.com found that men and Millennials were the most reluctant tippers of any generation, while women and Baby Boomers are the best tippers.
The survey, which polled more than 2,500 adults, wanted to find out the truths behind tipping, which revolted that Baby Boomers are more likely to always tip a restaurant server — doing so 80% of the time — compared to Millennials, who do it 74% of the time.
While Millennials were the most reluctant, they do tip better than any other generation. About 22% of the total bill Millennials tip restaurant wait staff, which was five percent more than any other generation. It’s also the highest percentage since the reported starting observing tipping tendencies in 2017.
But even still, why are Millennials less likely to tip for certain experiences? It may be because they might have different expectations than others.
“It might be that Baby Boomers simply desire sufficient service, whereas Millennials want services that feel tailored specifically to them,” said Emily Garbinsky, an assistant professor of marketing at the University of Notre Dame, in a press release.
In terms of general tipping, sit-down restaurants workers were the most likely to be tipped, followed by hairdressers (63%), food delivery, hotel housekeepers, local coffee shop baristas, and taxi and rideshare drivers.
Hotel housekeepers and coffee shop workers felt the brunt of Americans’ stiff pockets. Those two professions were the least likely to receive no tip, according to the survey.
Women were found to be the best tippers by way of their tipping tendencies toward hairstylists, wait staff, and food delivery people, which was higher than men, according to the survey.