I am a 25-year-old woman who has recently gone through her first break-up. My now ex-boyfriend and I had been together since we were 15 years old, and had shared a home together since age 22. I thought I was going to marry this guy. We had planned on kids, buying a house, and traveling Australia together next year once we had both completed our degrees. He was my best friend, and my partner. My world is shattered. I don't know how else to describe it.
I'm a 29 year-old woman and I've got a big problem I don't know how to even approach. My parents are very marriage obsessed. Maybe that's not the right phrase, but it feels like their ultimate goal, for myself and other siblings, is for each of us to get married. My parents have graciously saved a "marriage fund" for me hoping one day that they could provide the gorgeous wedding they think I have been dreaming of. Here's the problem: I have no interest in marriage.
So, let’s just cut the fat on this one. I'm a gay male in his mid 20s who has been in a monogamous relationship for the past three years. My partner is understanding, patient, loving and of course, hot. What this boils down to is that I have had this deep fantasy about “cocooning”. Cocooning is a fantasy I have come up with myself and it drives me insane. In my imagination, I would be the caterpillar and a group of men would be the “silk”.
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".