The methodology was simple: take the number of times MyFitnessPal users logged chocolate and champagne into their food diaries, add that to the number of times users added "sex" to their exercise databases (yes, that's an actual exercise activity listed on MyFitnessPal), and compile it into a single statistic: the Romance Index.
As for the states themselves...
The state with the most chocolate usage was Utah.
The state with the most champagne usage was California.
The state having the most sex was Arkansas.
The state with the highest cumulative usage of all three was...
... Rhode Island?
Yup, there's nothing tiny about Rhode Island when it comes to love; they beat out all 49 other states in total Romance Index. You can see the remainder of the top 10 here:
And sorry, Wyoming, but you're the least romantic state in the entire union, followed by Nebraska, and, surprisingly, Hawaii. Paradise isn't everything, apparently.
Sexual consent is something that you should always get from your partner before you bang. But is an app really the best way to go about getting it?
For starters, talk about a moodkiller. "Here, before we go any further, let me have you complete this form on my phone. So hawt."
Second, if someone is "pretty wasted," as one of the app's sobriety options reads, are they going to truthfully report said sobriety while they're drunk, knowing full well that marking "pretty wasted" kills the consent process? If you're drunk and ready, you're drunk and ready, and your phone yapping at you saying that you don't give consent is only liable to piss you off, not stop what you're about to do.
Third, if one party does in fact revoke consent mid-sex, what are you doing to do? Pull out your phone again and change your answer from "I'm Good2Go" to "No, Thanks?"
Fourth, tying into the last point, what is the app actually meant to accomplish from a legal perspective? How is someone going to prove that they revoked consent when they originally put "I'm Good2Go" at the start of the encounter?
"You see, Your Honor, I know I said that I was Good2Go, but then I changed my mind and was Bad2Go like five minutes in!"
"Too bad! The app says you were Good2Go and that's it! Case closed!"
Last, but perhaps not least, I can barely type my lock screen password in while I'm drunk. Am I really going to be able choose consent, choose my (truthful) sobriety level, put in my phone number and create a password all as quickly as they claim you can? Unlikely.
All in all, sexual consent isn't just a good idea: it's mandatory. End of story. But bringing in a confusing app complete with phone numbers, passwords, and dubious legal authority might not be the best way to get it.