LOVE is an international language — and so are dating disasters according to an American comic bringing his show to Sydney. Ranchman Blake from New Jersey in the USA is touring the world with his creation, Story Party. Dubbed ‘the good, bad and funny,” it’s an hour-long show which sees Blake, 32, and other professional storytellers tell true dating yarns. Because contrary to popular belief, it’s not just Sydney where dating is tough.
IMAGINE being dumped by a man you really liked, and then having to see him EVERYWHERE with his new girlfriend. Sounds like a fate worse than that Tinder girl who tried to fling her bag of pooh out the window on a date this week, right? But, if you’re a Bachelor contestant it’s probably going to be something you have to deal with, and in front of millions of viewers, too.
How to stay sane when online dating, according to a psychologistThis story originally ran on Manly Daily and is republished here with permission. If you feel like you’re stuck on an endless merry-go-round of disappearing dates, no dates at all or dates with blokes who appear to have swearing tourettes like I had this week — honestly I don’t mind the odd curse but every other word is a bit much — it’s easy to let it all get on top of you.
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".