Teri Hatcher not looking for love

Teri Hatcher has "sort of given up" on finding love again.

The 59-year-old actress - who has 26-year-old daughter Emerson with ex-husband Jon Tenney - insisted her "heart is open" to find a new partner but she knows they would have to be "really special" to catch her eye now because the life she leads is so fulfilling.

She told 'Entertainment Tonight': "I've sort of given up. I mean, I don't want to say I've given up. My heart is open.

"But, you know, I have lovely friends. I travel, I experience things. I take care of my parents. I love my cats. I garden. I go to the beach.... It's just a very full life and the truth is, I think this person, if there ever is one, is just going to have to be really special, you know?

"Rather than pining away, I've chosen to just put a lot of effort into the life I want to live."

The former 'Desperate Housewives' star had attempted to find love on dating app Hinge but she thinks it was "silly" to use the platform as many people were only interested in her celebrity status, while others thought she was an impersonator, resulting in her getting "kicked off" the site.

She said: "I did get kicked off of Hinge. There was enough people that I did not respond to, because they would text me things like, are you still 'real and spectacular'? -- and I'm like, OK, that's not who I want to date."

Explaining others questioned if she was the "real" Teri Hatcher, she added: "So I never answered those people, and I think they got mad and went and complained and said, 'There's somebody on here pretending to be Teri Hatcher,' and so they just kicked me off.

"It was probably silly to even try it, but I was kind of trying to say to the universe, 'I'm open. I'm not afraid.' I was trying to do that, but I think it's the wrong place for me."

Meanwhile, Teri and her daughter are busy working on a project together, and have been pitching a series that is "a hybrid between a very legit reality competition show and a scripted show."

She explained: "So if you sort of imagine me hosting 'The Bachelor', and walking off [set] into 'Curb Your Enthusiasm', [that's it] in a nutshell - without giving too much away.

"We've been meeting with different companies and we have a lot of people interested.

"Getting to watch my 26-year-old daughter just crush it... it's just amazing to sit there and watch her do that.

"But also, I said to her, 'You know, if we sell this show we're gonna have to work together every day.' To have her say, 'I would love that,' I think that's the best thing in my whole life."