First and most often, I have encountered the "Gentleman (or Lady)" tipper. The Gentleman/Lady tipper is very courteous and in no way wants to appear too aggressive. They will politely slide the dollar bill into the waistband of the dancer, smile and walk away. They may behave this way because they are shy, or do not have much experience with male strippers, or it is just their personality to always be the gentleman/lady.
The "BFF" tipper treats the dancer as though they are best friends forever. He/She calls him by name every time they see him even if the last time was only 10 minutes ago. Each time they go up to tip the dancer they want to hang out and chat. They may feel the need to discuss their day or explain how happy they are to be back in the club with their best friend. This is the type of tipper who needs good friends who will rescue the dancer after a few minutes.
The "Sentry" stands watch near the dancer. They usually tip early and then remain nearby just in case the stripper may need their assistance. They observe and visually scrutinize any bar patron that moves close. When another person tips and moves away, they quickly step in to mark their territory by tipping again. They want to re-establish that they still have that special understanding with the dancer. These people are just weird.
The "Hit-And-Run" is ready to jump the dancer right then and there and get down to business. When tipping, they grab on to whatever they can get by with. If male, they may do a drive-by shooting and before the dancer knows it a finger has been stuck up his...well, you know where. This behavior can often be attributed to too many rum and cokes, or possibly recreational chemicals. Unless they move with stealth precision and quickly disappear back into the night, this tipper will usually be escorted from the bar...eventually.
The "Sugar Daddy or Sugar Momma (Cougar)" love their boys and make sure they love them back by spreading the love around, or mostly the cash. They are usually older and have done well financially and enjoy spending their money on new toys. They are the tippers who drop more than one dollar bills. They may slide in a five, ten, twenty, or who knows if they really like the dancer. My hat is tipped to these guys. They know how to have fun and have the wealth to make it happen.
The "Horn Dog" is usually a young guy who is so horny that he just follows his willy. He will tip a dancer that he is in lust with, look at him with his puppy dog eyes, and pant. He giggles if the dancer acknowledges him in any way. After he has finished the process, he runs to rejoin his pack standing and watching the dancer with a grin. And attempts to cover the tent that is quickly forming in his trousers.
The "Magician" gets the most out of the tipping experience. While placing dollar bills into the dancers waistband, they perform slight of hand movements with their hands, fingers, arms, elbows, chin, cheeks, nose, etc. All become tools that almost invisibly slide across the dancer's body exploring places that many have only dreamed about visiting. Only the dancer and the Magician are aware of the true depths that have been explored.
The "T-N-T" is normally uptight, reserved, and possibly married (shhhh, don't tell anyone). When they finally get to a male stripper bar, they will do whatever they must to relieve the pressure. They are usually looking for other forms of relief as well. They sit and fidgit at their table before making a move to tip a dancer. It is anyone's guess how they will react after they have touched a male stripper's body. They may ease into each additional tipping experience and become more and more bold as they consume more drinks. Or, they may burst through the door, see dick, and explode.
"Regular Joe or Jane" just wants to have fun! They tip the dancers, flirt a little, touch if and where they are allowed, and are just there to party and have a good time. They always make it fun for the rest of us. They keep the atmosphere from ever getting too serious, too sexual, or too predatory. They remind us to relax and enjoy the night.
These are a few of the types of tippers that I have observed. There are others I'm sure. Do you recognize any of these? Are you one of them? Or, do you have your own style? Send me an email or post a comment. I want to know...will you explode? Perform magic? Or make sure the rest of us keep having a good time?
Patrick Daniel posted this on my facebook page, "You missed one. The 'Scout': they check out a dancer's tips in their g-string/underwear and when they go to tip the dancer they will wrap their arms around them and switch bills. Fooling around and they give $1.00 and take out a $5, $10 or $20 that they find on the dancers back side of their G-string/Underwear. I have seen this during 11 years dealing with male dancers and producing Hunters Hunks Male Dancers. I tell my dancers when someone tips your back side move the bills to your front side, and you know what you also have."
Photo Source: Males In Motion
Until next time, make it rain!