Charles J. Orlando is a bestselling author and relationship/interpersonal relations expert who has spent the last 10+ years connecting with tens of thousands of people to answer two key questions: What challenges plague romantic relationships in today's technology-centric world; and what do women and men truly want from their significant others in a long-term relationship? Referred to as "The Malcolm Gladwell of Relationships" by the media—and "Carrie Bradshaw-meets-Hitch" by his readers—Charles has built a huge, engaged fan base on Facebook—completely by word-of-mouth—where he offers free, street-smart love advice to men and women around the world. Providing advice and relationship insights to the masses has been a personal calling for Charles, with his overarching goal to "positively influence as many people as possible."
What sets Charles apart from other relationship experts is his personal, ongoing connection with his readers and fans. According to a recent study by Social Media analyzer Visibli, “On average, [celebrities and] artists get 92 ‘Likes’ per post... which is almost twice what brands and media companies get.” With an average of 1,200 “likes” and 120 comments per post, and over 65% of his fanbase returning every month to his Facebook Page, Charles’s level of engagement is off the charts, rivaling media stars and first class brands alike—proving that the social nature of relationships is a natural match with the Facebook platform.
Charles has been working directly with thousands of men and women and indirectly with hundreds of thousands via social media. His approach is one of reality and balance, steering clear of techniques that might sound good in a clinical book/setting yet nearly impossible to apply when considering the organic reality of life (kids, bills, jobs, shifting dynamics, outside influences, interpersonal relationships external to the central relationship, etc.).
Charles is an active member of Mensa ("the High IQ Society"), is a contributing writer to a variety of online and print publications, and is regularly tapped by the media for his relationship and marriage expertise, including Self, Men's Health, Shape, and The Reporter.
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