Posted on March 31, 2014 by

How I Met Your Mother Series Finale: 9 Dating Tips We Learned from Ted Mosby

Are you ready for the series finale of How I Met Your Mother?  In the past nine years, Ted has fallen in love with six women and dated many more.  He’s had his heart broken and broken hearts.  He felt betrayed by friends as they coupled up and learned to be happy for those he loves.  He was left at the altar and helped a bride leave someone else at the altar.  All together, it’s been a pretty bumpy ride.  But now that we’ve met and fallen in love with the mother ourselves, it’s time for some closure. Before we say good bye to one of our favorite shows, a list of 9 dating tips we learned from Ted Mosby in honor of the nine seasons of How I Met Your Mother.


Dating Advice from How I Met Your Mother


1. “Look, obviously you can’t tell a woman you just met that you love her, but it sucks that you can’t.”

Lilypad and Marshmallow

2. “The only thing that can really heal a broken heart is time.”


3. “You see, when someone’s bad habits are pointed out to you, it’s hard to ignore them, but if you love them enough, they are easy to forget.”

Robin Scherbatsky

4. “…when two exes decide to just be casual, someone always gets hurt.”

Ted, Lily, Barney, and Marshall

5. “The secret to dating is simple. Be confident, be comfortable in your skin, be assured about who you are.”

Best Friends

6. “We all change a little for whoever we’re into.”

Classic Schmosby

7. “Sometimes love means taking a step back…if you care about somebody, you should want them to be happy, even if you wind up being left out.”

Marshall and Ted

8. “They were right. You can’t force destiny. If it’s gonna happen, it’s gonna happen.”

Lily and Robin

9. “I used to be in such a hurry all the time. Everything was so urgent. Now I figured, if it’s going to happen it’ll happen when it happens. I’m not going anywhere, she’s not going anywhere. What’s the rush, right?”

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One Response to How I Met Your Mother Series Finale: 9 Dating Tips We Learned from Ted Mosby

  1. Liz says:

    I LOVED the finale! And I will always love Ted for being such a hopeless romantic!