Being an iPhone phreak and fan of Gizmodo, I came across a helpful little flowchart by Shane Snow. The article is titled “A Romance Flowchart: When is it Inappropriate to Use Your iPhone?

Does your significant other always yell at you for busting out your smartphone too much when you’re together? Follow this flowchart to determine if now really is a good time to fire that brick up:

Based in New York City, Shane Snow is a graduate student in Digital Media at Columbia University and founder of He’s fascinated with all things geeky, particularly social media and shiny gadgets he’ll never afford.