To add a member on this site as a Friend;
1) Visit the Profile page of the member that you want to add as a friend;
2) Select the 'Add as Friend' button that appears in the top right of the member's page
The member will be notified that you want to add them as a friend. If they accept your friend request, you will see this member in your friends list on your My Friends page.
You will then be able to send direct messages from the Inbox to your friend as well as view updates and other information that they have shared with Friends.