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 4,200 “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.
I just wanted to say something to not only Charles, but to his many fans and followers: For quite a long time, I was having my doubts about my relationship and how much longer we were going to draw it out, so to speak. The connection we seemed to share was gone or at least out of sight. As I have read several posts, advice, suggestions and such on here, I have learned so much, changed much, and felt differently about how I see things. I love my other half very much, but I just didn't have faith in our relationship.
I do now though. It wasn't necessarily him that needed "evolvement" it was more or less me. We are better than we were and getting along so much, it seems surreal to me because it has been such a long time since we were like this. I wanted to say thank you because I now have hope and am happier these days. Even though this book was for the majority focused on bettering a man, it has bettered me. I am so glad I didn't completely give up and walk away from what I want to be my future.
Well... I have been here watching comments and people talking on your Facebook page for quite awhile now...and I have seen you help quite a few people. You seem to be quite a talk, and people keep asking you to come to their show, or radio station to talk about your book. I have seen how women say you empowered them to break free of their old relationships that were nothing but toxic, and be able to take back their lives. I have watched as you went from alittle under 100,000...to over 400,000....and it really hasnt been that long. I think women have finally found a voice for themselves, and even men see a light and a guide to be able to treat their women or understand them better....and it keeps spreading, and spreading and spreading... I have seen you make an incredible influence on many people. EVEN through the negative to'words you, there is positive... because it SHOWS them what they are doing is wrong...and will stick with them for quite awhile, or until they change it.. LoL - Thats what I mean. ....n I think its kinna cool.
I just finished reading your book. In all honesty, when the book arrived, I felt disappointed at the thickness of it. However, once I began reading it I was amazed at the content. I found myself thinking "OMG, that's me/him" or "So and so should read this too!" I've thought of all the places I could "leave" my book accidentally or others to read but I'm too afraid of not getting it back. Unfortunately, many of the scenarios you have written about I have experienced and many of the things you have described about what women want, you hit the nail right on the head mate! If only all men were as perceptive to their partners needs and wants, women around the world would be happy, and so would men. I can't wait to share this wonderful book with my daughters and nieces and anyone else in my cirlce who wishes to read it. The best investment I have made in many, many years.
From Debbie in Idaho: "I finally talked to my 22 year old after hearing from her sister that she had a very difficult conversation with her boyfriend and was very upset. First thing she did was talk about your book. From reading your book, she realized how her boyfriend was trying to manipulate her and how she was changing to suit his needs and not hers. Once she realized that, the conversation with her boyfriend took a much different direction than originally planned. If I had told her any of this, I doubt she would have believed me. But she believed you, Charles. Thank you!"
|Time in Practice||6-10 years|
|I practice in||All areas, please inquire|
|Additional Expertise||Dating Coach|
Personal Development Coach
YourTango Expert Partner
|I offer my services||Telephone|
Willing To Meet in Public Locations like Starbucks (please inquire)
Via a webcam
|I am fluent in||English|
On the heels of his internationally acclaimed book The Problem ...