Pearl.com Launches Relationship Care Package for Professional Dating Help Online

Tue Sep 17, 2013 6:01am EDT

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Pearl.com Launches Relationship Care Package for Professional Dating Help Online

More than half of Americans have evaded a friend who talked too much about love life, according to new survey

Dating and relationships in our always connected, social media saturated times can be especially frustrating for the more than 99 million single Americans. Now – rather seeing a therapist or wearing out your friends with endless analysis of every text and Facebook post – there’s a quick and convenient way for people to get help with their love life woes. Pearl.com, the world’s largest source for professional expertise online, has created the Relationship Care Package, which provides three online conversations with any one of a team of hand-picked, verified relationship counselors and therapists for $39.

Any time of day or night, from anywhere in the world accessible to the Internet, anyone with a dating problem or relationship dilemma big or small can consult with Pearl.com “love experts” for one-on-one, professional guidance and support.

“Pearl.com experts help people get answers to thousands of every day across over 700 categories, and relationships is one of the most popular categories,” said Pearl.com CEO Andy Kurtzig. “We developed the Relationship Care Package as way to serve this need and open up access to the best therapists and counselors on our site to people who might not otherwise have the time or money to see a therapist in person.”

Survey shows at least 50 percent of Americans ditched a friend who wouldn’t stop talking about dating problems

In conjunction with the launch of the Relationship Care Package, Pearl.com conducted a survey with Wakefield Research about dating advice and communications – who we trust, when we look for help and what we avoid talking about altogether.

A surprising result revealed that while people trust their friends the most for dating advice, their friends may not actually want to hear about their problems – at least 50 percent of those surveyed said they have avoided a friend or family member because they were tired of listening to them talk about their relationship problems. And among 25-34-year-olds, 64 percent have admitted to dodging a friend for this reason.

“Friends can be great resources when it comes to dating advice, but at a certain point, they can get tired of hearing about your issues and just tell you what you want to hear rather than give you the advice you really need,” said Jennifer Kelman, a certified professional life coach and licensed master social worker who is offering her expertise as part of the Relationship Care Package. “Talking to a therapist, whether online or in person, is a valuable alternative and allows you to talk about your issues in a safe and non-judgmental setting with someone who is trained to help you make the right decision.”

Additional survey results:

  • Top dating issues: Among 18-34 year olds who have sought relationship advice, their top three dating issues are: deciding when to stay and when to bail on a relationship (44 percent), trying to get over an ex (35 percent) and figuring out whether somebody has been unfaithful (34 percent).
  • Women give the best love advice: When asked whom they trust most for dating or relationship advice, both men (21 percent) and women (34 percent) said they would go to their female best friend.
  • Mother doesn’t know best: Thirty percent (30 percent) of Americans say their family members are the most likely to give bad dating advice.
  • Let’s talk about (bad) sex: When it comes to bad sex, Americans aren’t shy about talking about it, with 44 percent saying they would bring up the issue with their partner.
    • However, a comparable proportion of Americans (39 percent) wouldn’t say anything at all. Twenty-eight percent would stay in the relationship and just hope the sex gets better, and 11 percent would break off the relationship without bringing it up.
  • Top reasons people seek anonymous dating advice: The top three problems people would prefer to discuss confidentially are: whether their sexual behavior is normal, their partner’s infidelity and their inability to get over a breakup.

Survey Methodology

The Pearl.com survey was conducted by Wakefield Research among 1,000 nationally representative U.S. adults, ages 18+, between July 29th and August 6th, 2013, using an email invitation and an online survey. For the interviews conducted in this particular study, the chances are 95 in 100 that a survey result does not vary by more ± 3.1 percentage points from the result that would be obtained if interviews had been conducted with all persons in the universe represented by the sample.

About Pearl.com

Pearl.com is the largest source for professional expertise online, providing access to 10,000 professionals in 700 fields, including doctors, lawyers, veterinarians, auto mechanics and tech specialists. Professionals provide quick and affordable answers to just about any question, anytime and from anywhere. The professionals on Pearl.com are not employees, contractors or agents of Pearl.com but rather independent professionals who use the site to communicate with customers. Founded in 2003, and based in San Francisco, the privately held company operates in 196 countries and 22 currencies. The mission of the company is simple and motivating – to help people. To learn more, please visit www.pearl.com, facebook.com/pearldotcom and follow us at twitter.com/Pearldotcom.

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