Signs Your Significant Other is ready to move on without you. (Illustrated by Hannah Jacobs for Yahoo Lifestyle)We live in an avoidant culture. We text instead of talk to each other. We email instead of calling a meeting. We ghost instead of explaining ourselves. And, sometimes, we act shady instead of initiating a breakup.
It’s easy to get excited when you’re in a new relationship. Everything is tinged with the glow of infatuation. You end up doing crazy things you never thought you’d do, like driving an hour to give your significant other tea when he’s sick, or binge-watching all seven seasons of her favorite show just so you can talk about it, or giving up all your friendships. With respect to that last bit: Plenty of couples give up many or all of their outside friendships when they enter a new relationship.
I’m a pretty assertive person in most facets of my life. I like to plan and execute. I would rather be proactive than reactive. I also don’t shy away from taking smart risks where the upsides definitely outweigh the downsides. However, when it comes to dating, I’m like the majority of other hetero women I know: I don’t like making the first move on a guy. Ever. In fact, whenever someone even suggests I make the first move, I frequently balk and revert to my shy, 5-year-old self. (“Me?
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".