Expert, author, screenwriter, and co-host of FYI's Seven Year Switch.
Charles J. Orlando is a relationship expert and bestselling author of The Problem with Women... is Men® book series and The Pact: Goodbye, Past. Hello, Love!, and the upcoming graphic novella Don't Date A Dick, and he serves as expert host of the hit show Seven Year Switch on FYI (currently in its second season).
Referred to as "The Malcolm Gladwell of Relationships" by the media, and "Carrie Bradshaw-meets-Hitch" by his readers, Charles has built a 1,400,000+ person fanbase on Facebook—completely by word-of-mouth—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: What challenges plague romantic relationships in today's technology-centric world; and what do women and men truly want from their significant others—and themselves—in a long-term relationship?
What sets Charles apart from other writers 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 350 comments per post—and nearly 65% of his fanbase returning every month to his Facebook Page—Charles' 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' approach to research is unique, as 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 AshleyMadison.com. His story has been read by millions, and has been optioned for a feature film. USA Network sought his expertise for their new show Satisfaction, a groundbreaking show that highlights the cracks and challenges of a long-term marriage, midlife, and infidelity.
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 he writes a weekly column for Metro New York.