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Dressed as Batman, Syd Neylan, 21, (left) of Farmington New Mexico, wipes sweat off of Wyatt Walls, 16, also of Farmington, who is dressed as Man-Bat from Batman, after Wyatt took his Man-Bat mask off at Phoenix Comicon at the Phoenix Convention Center on Friday, June 3, 2016.
Tim Perrine (right) of Phoenix, looks at his son, Logan Perrine, 7, dressed as a Clone Flame Thrower Trooper from the most recent Star Wars, at Phoenix Comicon at the Phoenix Convention Center on Friday, June 3, 2016. It's kinda miserable," says Sofia Ramirez of Phoenix, dressed as the "Riddler" as temperatures reach over 110 degrees outside the Phoenix Convention Center at Phoenix Comicon on Friday afternoon, June 3, 2016.
Dressed as Sally from "The Nightmare Before Christmas", Danielle Boucher of Phoenix, stands in an evaporative cooler as temperatures reach over 110 degrees outside the Phoenix Convention Center at Phoenix Comicon on Friday afternoon, June 3, 2016.
Wyatt Walls, 16, of Farmington, New Mexico, who is dressed as Man-Bat from Batman, drinks water after Wyatt took his Man-Bat mask off at Phoenix Comicon at the Phoenix Convention Center on Friday, June 3, 2016.
A 3 On Your Side viewer says finding a compatible mate is kind of tricky and that's why she thought a dating service would make it a little easier, but nearly three months later and ,800, she says she hasn't gone on one date yet."Tall, nice, kind, reliable, trustworthy all the things that women want," Dorothy Gray said.
Gray is describing some of the qualities she's looking for in a man."Men just don't seem sincere about wanting to have just one woman in their life," Gray said.
"And the times I have met someone who I think is cool, it feels awkward and pathetic to ask them to meet up, like I'm begging them to be my friend." But she hasn't given up.