I moved from NY/NJ to the Bend area in June, for the nature and lower-key lifestyle as well as the many opportunities to pursue my avocations in outdoor sports. I'm complex; over-educated; a sense of humor from silly to satiric; read voraciously, love history world affairs; things esoteric and eclectic. Materially low maintenance but emotionally a little moreso (shy and sensitive) with alter egos between Indiana Jones and Woody Allen in Bananas. Above all I always try to be a mensch. I’d enjoy a fun companion without preset rules and no games. Anything is possible. I’m tall (6’2”) overweight (but slimming), wear glasses and I'm told I look like a college prof, which I was for 9 yr. Hairstyle Vin Diesel. I enjoy movies, BandBs, topical discussions, music & uncluttered, comfortable time together. I’m honest, ethical, considerate and sensitive; passionate and romantic. Interests are broad; exploring out-of-the way places; happiest in jeans and a T-shirt. I like dogs. Kosher franks w/ mustard and kraut, Spaghetti Bolognese, Chinese food and cooking for appreciative friends. I'm seeking a best friend and wolld would love to be in love again. Seeking intelligence, warmth, kindness, sincerity and compassion; happy, self-confident but not bossy, funny and witty; seductive and sexy. Kooky, funny, individualist; patient and forgiving; joyful in small things; beauty inside and out; compromise not battle; selfless, honest and deep; believing in mutual appreciation and responsive to special attention, Someone who wants to be cherished but believes ‘Normal’ is a setting on a washing machine! My 1st marriage was all love but my dear wife died after a long illness. Our 2 adult daughters in FL and NJ are my heart and soul. I remarried unwisely and remained too long. Physical distance is only a detail to real friendship and romance.