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Are Men More Generous?

Some say anything women can do, men can do better.

Well it turns out that men are also more benevolent, too.

According to research from Micheal Lynn,  a professor of consumer behavior and marketing at the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, men tip more than women. Look at the graph below.


Who Tips the Best?

Anybody who has worked in the American service industry can confirm that this graph is bang on. Having practically lived in bars in New York for over a year now, I understand why certain stereotypes exist.

While the individual man is an insoluble puzzle, in the aggregate he becomes a mathematical certainty.

– Sherlock Holmes

What’s interesting is that when men get together, they actually tip more.

When women get together, they tip less.

Although this research only applies to tipping, there is other evidence to confirm women are the less generous sex. Women donate less to charity than men. Men have also overtaken women in volunteering. Not convinced? Here’s more (very well-researched) scientific data supporting men’s altruism in society.

What does all this tell us about male and female nature?

It seems that when men get together, they bring out the best in each other, becoming more generous and resourceful. But when women get together, they bring out the worst each other, becoming more selfish and stingy.

No wonder feminism is such a toxic ideology.

This “gimme gimme gimme” mentality also explains why women tend to vote democrat and favor big government.

But let’s not chastise women for the shortcomings that nature has provided them with. Rather, let’s assume responsibly and lead by example. As men, we are natural providers. Share the love and don’t be afraid to be a generous gent.

Ladies, we make you better people. Don’t hate us, embrace us.


Do you agree with this article? What’s your opinion of these findings?

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19 Responses to Are Men More Generous?

  1. Mister J February 13, 2015 at 10:47 pm #

    Always interesting to see these things proven by science.

    One of the interesting things about modern society is the way that the concepts of rights and responsibilities are approached, or ignored. In the past men were responsible for providing for material needs and women were responsible to seeing to social and emotional needs. The feminist movement has been interested in freeing women from these responsibilities but despite their claims that feminism is for men they haven’t done much to tell men that they shouldn’t the to pay for things, try and earn money and generally contribute to society. Probably because all but the most deluded know this is a recipe for disaster.

    The feminist movement as it is now seems to want women to have all the rights of men without any responsibilities outside of being responsible for the groups that are lower on the social justice totem pole. Look at the approach to sex, women can’t be shamed for sleeping with dozens of men but their most hated enemy is the pick up artist who wants to sleep with hundreds of men. And yet when they insult a man they jump to calling him a virgin, or a fat neckbeard despite the fact that they themselves would go into a fit if a man said anything negative about a woman’s weight or shaving habits.

    Women still appeal to the sense of honor and obligation that men have labored under while throwing away the idea that they themselves should be held to any concept of honor or obligation. Their only obligation is to themselves, look at just about any self help book written for women where the highest goal is self-actualization.

    When the highest virtue is “being true to yourself” and “doing you” then why should you go above the call of duty? Why be generous to strangers when you can treat yourself?

    Of course after reading all of this it is probably worth looking in the mirror, how many men in the manosphere want to chase their every whim without obligation? Hard to justify getting too self righteous in that position, but at this point it’s also hard to deny that trying to do things the old fashioned way when the other side has tossed out the rule book feels like a sucker’s game.

    To paraphrase others smarter than myself, if we’re all going to hell I at least want to enjoy the trip.

    • Ali S February 14, 2015 at 4:02 pm #

      So your day job in NYC is bartending? Waitering?

      • Naughty Nomad February 15, 2015 at 8:54 am #

        I’ve been a bartender since I was teenager. My father and uncle are also a part owners in a bar in Greenwich Village, but I don’t work there.

        • Ali S February 15, 2015 at 12:09 pm #

          So how are you bankrolling NYC? I’m assuming you’ve got some steady gig going on?

          • Naughty Nomad February 18, 2015 at 11:30 pm #

            I can’t discuss it publicly.

        • Ali S February 20, 2015 at 2:10 pm #

          @Naughty Nomad Really? The lowdown on living in NYC is just incomplete without knowing how you’re bringing the dough. Even if it involves selling your body or some other kind of ‘stuff’, I’m sure most gentry on this site wouldn’t mind.

          • Ronin February 20, 2015 at 3:04 pm #

            Why bother asking about Zolos finances?

            Who cares man?

            All I can say is if he’s only making 2-3k/month to live on in NYC- that must be basic quasi hood living.

            Anyway, great article Zolo as it made me think and realize for me how feminism has really been used as a tool to repress men’s natural social behavior through academic and media brainwashing.

          • Naughty Nomad February 23, 2015 at 7:43 pm #

            @Ali: Seriously, I can’t discuss it for legal reasons. PM me if you really want to know.

  2. Connard February 22, 2015 at 2:07 am #

    what a load of horse shit. what made your website cool was the travelling. Please get back to it

  3. crasch February 25, 2015 at 6:10 pm #

    I’ve not read the original study, so perhaps they address this, but shouldn’t generosity be measured relative to income? A 20% tip is likely to feel much less painful to someone making $100 K/year than someone making $25 K/year. And we know that men make more on average than women.

    • Naughty Nomad February 25, 2015 at 9:44 pm #

      Good point. But how does one explain changes in tipping when the sexes are grouped?

      • crasch February 27, 2015 at 6:50 am #

        Well, with respect to the men, I think tipping well is a status display. “See? I’m so rich, I can tip well without batting an eye.”

        Not sure what’s going on with women in groups. Maybe women are more concerned about being perceived as equals. Or maybe they derive status from what someone else pays for them. So they watch what each other pays more closely, and end up matching whatever the most frugal among them pays in tip.

        • Naughty Nomad February 28, 2015 at 10:47 am #

          Sounds like a weak, apologetic argument. Ever consider that men are more generous?
          Seek Truth, not a PC solution.

          • crasch March 2, 2015 at 8:14 am #

            Yes, I have considered that men are more generous. If it’s true that they are, the question then is, why are they more generous? In my view, almost all human behavior is self-interested. Why would it be in men’s interest to be generous, but not for women (apparently)?

          • Naughty Nomad March 2, 2015 at 8:17 am #

            Here’s a more scientific answer:

            “women, with very recognizable parameters of genetic interests, tend to display altruism more readily within the family unit; while men, with a wider range of possible and unverifiable progeny, will have a greater interest in contributing to the well-being of the social unit as a whole.”

  4. peatuhacs March 17, 2015 at 6:12 pm #

    I agree with Connard. What made your website cool was the travelling, not this article and the tipping spectrum graph.

    And the graph looks like a load of crap. What if you are black and gay? Are you “below average” or “above average”? What if you are black and your are man? “Below average” or “Above average”? What about if you are Male Foreigners at All Male Dining Party? “Below Average” or Above Average. It’s a stupid graph.

    As I said, what made your website cool was the travelling. Please get back to it…

    • Naughty Nomad March 18, 2015 at 8:10 pm #

      I think you’re overthinking it. And will get back to travelling. I’m currently stationary for a good reason.

  5. Mateusz Bamski April 26, 2015 at 7:27 am #

    I generally agree with things above.
    Even myself I tip more AS RULE if I m out with my buddies than if I travel to other countries as foreign and average when I m out with girl.

    By the way… I only tip people if they do EXTRA service. Let’s say I would tip someone who would help me to get understand the menu in foreign language or be super generous or give me tips to see something interesting in the city. I know it does not apply to USA where they get tipped all the time as wages are small.

  6. David Ross August 18, 2015 at 9:28 am #

    having worked in the service area for more years than id like to admit, I have to say your chart is correct..not sure about the christian thing as i dont normally discuss religion with my customers..but women are cheaper by far then men..they tend to complain more and black women are the to pretentious jewish women..this is part of the reason women will never be equal to men ..women have plenty of money for themselves but they are stingy and uneducated when it comes to being a classy person.

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