To test this theory, the researcher recruited more than 400 restaurant waitresses to complete an online survey, asking them to rate their physical attractiveness, sexiness, age, bra size, hair color, waist size, weight, and average tip percentage.
The findings (or how to increase your tips if you’re a waitress):
1.) Blondes reported receiving larger percentage tips than did waitresses with other hair colors, as expected. However, the blond waitresses in this study did not perceive themselves to be more attractive than the waitresses with other hair colors.
2.) Women with large breasts and/or slender bodies received larger average tips than their counterparts without these characteristics.
3.) Tips increased with age with the largest tips going to women in their thirties.
4.) WHR (waist-to-hip ratio) was unrelated to tips in this study. Thick-waisted women were just as likely to get big tips.
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