Buddy Project

making friendships & saving lives
one buddy at a time

 

Make the same decision as 173,000+ people and sign up for Buddy Project to receive a buddy that has the same interest as you. Buddy Project pairs people as buddies and is open to anyone 13 years or older – regardless of one's mental health, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion, and socioeconomic status – because no one deserves to feel alone. 

This is for anyone who just wants a friend, you do not need to be going through any type of mental illness to sign up for a buddy.

Note: This program is NOT an alternative to therapy, counseling, etc. Nor is it supposed to be like those things. It's like pen pals and is made to get a friend. If you believe that you have a mental disorder and are not diagnosed, go see a doctor immediately. We are also not a crisis service. If you or someone you know is in crisis, please text "START" to 741-741.

 

You can sign up multiple times if you have more than one interest you'd like a buddy for.
Buddies are not automatically paired, please check our Twitter to see when we will update buddies.
You will receive an email when you are paired.
You must be 13 years or older to sign up.

Please put your interests in order of which you like the most (first choice would be your top choice).
Please do not put the same interest for each choice, as it makes pairing less effective. Thanks.

TWITTER SIGN UP

Please do not sign up if you're going to ignore your buddy on purpose. *
If you are busy or are unable to talk all the time, that is okay. We just don't want people purposely ignoring or blocking their buddy. If you ever have a problem with your match, reach out to us.

INSTAGRAM SIGN UP

Please do not sign up if you're going to ignore your buddy on purpose. *
If you are busy or are unable to talk all the time, that is okay. We just don't want people purposely ignoring or blocking their buddy. If you ever have a problem with your match, reach out to us.
 

TWITTER DM SIGN UP

 
 
 
 

 

Latest updates

Twitter: 11PM on April 25th, 2017

Instagram: 11PM on april 17th, 2017

If you signed up before the listed times, you are paired with someone. If you signed up after the listed times, please check our Twitter to see when the next update time is! Once you're paired, you will receive an email with instructions on how to find your buddy.

 
 
 
 

Finding your buddy is simple! Just type your name in the search engine above and your buddy will be listed in a pair with you (ex: Buddy 1 @buddy1 and Buddy 2 @buddy2 |). When you find out who your buddy is, follow them & tweet/message them that you're buddies!

If your name is not showing up in the search engine, it is because:

1. You are not paired yet because the buddies haven't been updated for the period you signed up in

2. You spelled your username incorrectly

3. You didn't submit the sign up form correctly. Please sign up here (make sure to fully submit it!)

 

 

If your buddy is yourself: please sign up again and only once (for that specific interest) so you won't be paired with yourself.


If your buddy is inactive: just shoot them a tweet anyways, you never know if they're on but just don't tweet. If they still don't reply after awhile, please sign up again.


If your buddy speaks another language: this usually shouldn't happen, just sign up again please.


If your buddy's username doesn't exist: double check it's the right one by physically going onto the list of buddies, if it still doesn't work please sign up again.


If your buddy is someone you know: sign up again, this can't be avoided because I don't know that kind of stuff.

In any case where your pairing isn't working out, please sign up again.

 
 

 
 

1) Where do I sign up?

Under the "Buddies" tab there is a page titled "sign up." Click on that!

2) How long will it take for me to get a buddy?

buddies are updated  a few times a week. it all depends on when you sign up, but it won't take more than 1-3 days.

3) How will I know buddies are updated?

follow @ProjectBuddy on twitter and enable tweet notifications, and make sure to check your email!

4) How will I find my buddy?

Read the page "Finding Your Buddy." It tells you how to find your buddy if you're having issues as well.

5) Why haven't I been paired yet?

there are only three reasons why this might be occurring: the update you're on isn't posted yet, you spelled your username incorrectly, or you didn't submit the form correctly. sign up again if you think you spelled your name wrong or submitted the form wrong.

6) My buddy isn't talking to me. What do I do?

i'm sorry about that, please sign up again if you want to. we unfortunately can not control if people talk to their buddies.

7) How many times can I sign up?

You can sign up as many times as you'd like.

8) How can I help out?

You can also apply to become a Buddy Project writer (write for bp tab) and keep signing up to be a buddy!

9) Can you pair by mental illness?

at the moment, i feel like pairing by mental illnesses would do more harm than good. i don't want buddies focusing on their mental illness, as it could trigger them and/or their buddy.

10) Can I still sign up if I have school/other obligations?

Yes, just make sure that you tell your buddy about these things and they're aware you won't always be active certain times.