Buddies are now a module! Add social network features to your site easily
This module enables users to have buddies/friends/followers just like in many popular social networks and blogging systems.
The users are able to add/remove others as their buddies. The lists of buddies added by user and also who added him can be displayed. You can also display the total numbers and make various checks.
Also, you can have “enemies” along with friends - for fun or for something useful.
It is using standard database table (exp_members_listed), so it’s 100% compatible with Buddies/Blocked list that can be found under Personal messages in user’s Control Panel. If you have some data in that table, your members will have buddies relations since the very start!
For more features, check the docs