How do I connect to play with a friend.....NOT on Facebook?
when the screen presents a “list” there are no names and no keyboard to type a name?
Sorry to see that you are having issues @Hueythecat.
If you wish to play with a friend then adding them through Origin should allow you to play with them. You can find the steps to add a friend to Origin here: https://help.ea.com/en-us/help/origin/origin/add-friends-on-origin/