Phaedra Parks is back at it again — she’s launching a new business venture!
The 43-year old is taking her business savvy from the courtroom and funeral home to technology with the launch of a new dating app.
“[“Real Housewives of Atlanta” co-star] Porsha [Williams] and I are creating a dating app,” Parks told Page Six on Monday. “She and I are both single, and we want to be able to use not just our personal resources, but the world-wide web to find possible solutions for single women.”
Parks, also known as the Southern Belle on Bravo’s reality series, The Real Housewives of Atlanta, plans to release the untitled app in 2017.
Phaedra‘s app will allow eligible bachelors and bachelorettes to connect with a community of singles — all in hopes of finding Mister or Miss Right. It’s specifically geared toward dating professionals, who seek committed relationships without the meat market feel. Parks is marketing her dating tool as the “anti-Tinder.”
“We want ours to be centered on people who really want to be in committed relationships. It’s not even going to be available for people who are under 25, because we feel like if you’re under 25, you’re probably not really focused on committed, serious relationship,” she explained. “We want people that are interested in lifelong commitments, not just hookups.”
Parks’ project will include some social events among its users to foster face-to-face interaction.
“We want to do social events where people get to meet up and have that interaction with the people who they’ve met, but not in a one-on-one scenario, but in a group scenario,” the mother of two described.
Upon launching, the app will initially be available in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Chicago.
“I come into contact with so many women who want to be married, and men, who want to be married and have children, but if you are a professional and have a strong work ethic, you don’t have a lot of time to meander through the city looking for the one,” Parks said. “I think our dating app is going to help you sift through the weeds to find a flower.”
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