In an ideal world, when you start dating someone new you would start with a blank slate. Unfortunately, when you get to your mid to late twenties you’ve probably got a few relationships under your belt and with that brings emotional baggage. Whether you like it or not. If you’ve been in a relationship with a gaslighter, this brings a specific kind of baggage which is hard to shake.
2017 has not been my favourite year. In fact, it’s been a bit of a joke. In chronological order, my year has gone as follows:And these are just the things I’m happy to share publicly. Fun! When reflecting on my year and trying to find something positive (believe me, there’s always something) what stands out to me is just how important friends are in difficult times. To paraphrase Little Mix, this is a shout-out to my pals.
Whether you like it or not, we all have a certain ‘type’ of person we usually date. That might mean you only date guys with tattoos, or, in my case burning piles of trash. If you happen to go for beautiful people with a kind soul, then it’s unlikely you really care about the fact you have a ‘type’. But nine times out of ten, if you are aware you have a type it’s because you’ve realised they’re really not that great for you. On a superficial level, I usually like a quite specific type of face.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".