I am really having trouble finding the 20s/30s secular "young professional" type that you will find in cities like DC, NYC, Boston, SF, etc.
Most of the profiles I see are people who are hyper-religious, out of shape, divorced with multiple kids in their teens, not particularly educated, and not particularly cosmopolitan.
You need to circulate and make friends, which increases access to more people and builds into their networks.
Don't be afraid of socializing with people you work with also (this is not dating), since they may introduce you to other people.
But if OP is moving away soon to pursue educational opportunities then why ask now about dating scene here? Maybe join Mi ABQ "The Mi ABQ Millennial Project is a self-organizing group of young professionals under 40 years of age who are interested in the revitalization of downtown Albuquerque. " So they are kinda all about that downtown nonsense (although more about the livable part of it and not the shady part).
Our mission is to encourage the activity, engagement, and vision of Albuquerque's millennial generation in making downtown a vibrant, revitalized community and the locus of innovation, art, and activity in our city. It looks like the best city to be in for singles depends on your age and sex.
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