1. Ask your mutual "friend(s)" if you can use their name as an introduction and put it in the personal note when you make the friend request.
2. Send a personal note with a friend request pointing out your mutual friends, as well as a personal reason you'd like to connect.
3. Ask mutual "friend(s)" to connect you. There's a "Friend A is friends with Friend B and suggests that you be too" feature.
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