BudddyPress’s friend feature is a similar concept to friends in Facebook and on Ning sites. The friends list feature enables members of your site to connect to each other and create their own list of friends.
To add a member to their friend list all they need to do is click on the Add Friend button, the other member will receive a friend request and can either accept it or ignore it.
Each member has a visible list of their friends on the site.
Members can find new friends by:
1. Searching for them in the Members Directory
2. Searching for them on other members Friends lists