I'm looking for a word that defines the direction of friendship between two people.
For example, when I say "I am friends with John" or "John is my friend". How would I describe the same thing, but from John's perspective.
The reason I ask is that I am trying to write a database schema that uses words to define the direction of friendships. One possible option is to use two phrases "friend with" and "friends to". So that I could describe who John is friends with from both directions.
If this doesn't make any sense, sorry ;)