TInder is linked to your Facebook profile, so before you set up your dating profile, make sure that everything is in order there. You should make sure that your date of birth, workplace and your current location are all accurate.
Once you download Tinder, the first thing you should do is write your bio. Make sure to provide a little bit about you, along with a some of your interests.
Remember that you're one of MANY profiles that your potential matches are going to be seeing, so make sure to add something intriguing to set yourself apart from the pack. Try to think about what makes you special and may catch someone's eye.
This is probably the most important step in the process. When choosing your profile picture, you should make sure to pick a photo in which your face is clearly visible, and accurately conveys how you look in real life.
It can be tempting to pick a very flattering photo of yourself, but if you plan on meeting someone IRL, it's far better to be honest.
When picking a potential match, remember one thing: Anonymity is key. Anyone with mutual friends could lead to a sticky situation somewhere down the line. When judging someone's physical strength, remember that photos can be deceiving. Don't agree to meet a match unless you're absolutely sure you can overpower them.