Nick Lachey Launches Online Venture
02/01/2006 AT 03:00 PM EST
The lady was Parry Aftab, a privacy lawyer. And the encounter eventually led to Nick's involvement in a safe Internet chat and networking site created for teens, which blocks uninvited guests. Lachey is a cofounder of www.yfly.com, which was expected to launch Thursday.
"We thought we could do something special, if we all put our resources together," Lachey says. "This is new to me. The whole thing of networking online wasn't around when I was a teen. I wasn't aware of how big a problem this was. And when you are 17 you have no idea of who you are dealing with."