charles j. orlando

Expert. Author. TV Personality.

Charles J. Orlando is a relationship expert and bestselling author of five acclaimed books—The Problem with Women... is Men® book series, The Pact: Goodbye, Past. Hello, Love!, and the graphic novella Don't Date A Dickand he serves as expert host of the hit show Seven Year Switch on Lifetime (currently in its third season).

Referred to as "The Malcolm Gladwell of Relationships" by the media, and "Carrie Bradshaw-meets-Hitch" by his readers, Charles engages with his 1,3M person fanbase on Facebook and Instagram where he offers free, street-smart love advice to men and women around the world. Charles has personally connected with tens of thousands of singles and couples to discover the answers to key questions that plague modern-day romance—in a world where love and technology collide

Charles’ insight into modern relationships is remarkable, and it’s all based on his research, his experience, and his real-world relationship laboratory on Facebook.
— John Gray, Ph. D., Author of Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus

For over 15 years, 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, and interpersonal relationships external to the central relationship.

Charles' approach to research is unique. He frequently goes undercover in the worlds of dating, marriage and infidelity, and he is regularly tapped by the media for his insight into relationships and marriage. Most recently, Charles went undercover as a "cheating husband" on the cheater's website His story has been read by millions, and has been optioned for a feature film. 

Charles is an active member of Mensa ("the High IQ Society"), is a contributing expert for a variety of publications—including Self, Men's Health, Shape, YourTango, and the Huffington Post.


Media & Press


Charles J. Orlando is the resident expert/co-host of Lifetime Network's smash hit docu-drama Seven Year Switch, has appeared on numerous television talkshows and radio shows, and is regularly tapped by the media regarding relationship and marriage issues.

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"Help! I Suck at Dating" podcast with Dean, Vanessa and Jared
From “The Seven Year Switch” on Lifetime, Charles J. Orlando stops by to give some valuable advice about honesty and communication in a relationship. He also shares a crazy story about going undercover on Ashley Madison, and he tells us the one line everybody should have in their dating profile.
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AFTERBUZZ TV: Seven Year Switch Season 3 Episode 2 Review & After Show
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Charles Reveals The Signs Your Partner Is Using You
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'Seven Year Switch' Expert Charles J. Orlando Explains the Secret Behind Switching Spouses
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Get a Sneak Peek at the Four Couples Swapping Spouses in Reality Show Seven Year Switch
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5 Reasons ‘Seven Year Switch’ Will Be Your Go-to Summertime Series
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Commit to Real Love Every Tuesday Night on Lifetime with New Seasons of MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT and SEVEN YEAR SWITCH
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The Wrap: "Seven Year Switch" Switches From FYI to Lifetime for Season 3
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Charles featured on Insider: 7 signs that you're still in love with your ex
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Charles J. Orlando on Headline News
A 23-year-old anonymous woman recounts a 2017 date with Ansari that she says turned sour when they went back to his apartment after dinner. Charles J. Orlando weighs in on CNN Headline News
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With Authenticity & Passion, Interpersonal Relations Expert Charles J. Orlando Energizes & Counsels 1.6M People Worldwide
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3 Signs That You’re Headed for the Seven-Year Itch
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Married At First Sight vs. Seven Year Switch: Which Is The Crazier Experiment?
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Barnes & Noble At The Grove To Host The Launch of Charles J. Orlando's Fourth Book, Don't Date A Dick
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Charles set to host season two of FYI's Seven Year Switch. Premiere January 3, 2017.
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Barnes & Noble At The Grove To Host Charles J. Orlando for book signing
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11 Nightly Habits To Improve Your Relationship
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12 Lessons From An Emotional Dad On His Little Girl’s Graduation Day
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Self Magazine

Doing These 6 Things Before Bed Can Save Your Relationship
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When You Fight For Love, Make Sure You’re Not The Only One Fighting
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8 Phrases That Mean More Than "I Love You"
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5 Ways To Tell If She's Cheating On You
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12 Commandments Of Happy, Long-Lasting Relationships
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Ashley Madison's members by the numbers
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Ashley Madison Hack: 5 Popular Reasons People Say Their Names Appear On The List
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Josh Duggar on Ashley Madison. Charles J. Orlando asked about implications.
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Charles on CNN — Ashley Madison User Data Is Released. What's The Fallout?
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Charles on The Project (TEN Network, Australia) — Ashley Madison Hack
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BBC Radio Interview — Ashley Madison Fallout
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Charles on Yahoo! — "I was hacked on Ashley Madison, but it's you who should be ashamed"
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Fox News Interview — Why is infidelity running so rampant?
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CNN's Brooke Baldwin discusses the Ashley Madison Hack with Charles
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Infidelity and Technology: On Point with Tomi Lahren
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Charles on Huffington Post Live: Intimacy at home and in love
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Charles on Yahoo! — 8 Ways Couples Can Improve Their Relationships
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Charles on Thought Catalog: 10 Signs He's Cheating On You
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Charles J. Orlando panels USA Network's Satisfaction show launch
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USA Network Features Charles J. Orlando
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Charles featured on Fox News Magazine
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What turns women on? Charles tapped by Huffington Post Canada
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Charles featured in Women's Day Magazine
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What do you do about an ex who stalks you? Charles featured on Fox News Magazine.
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