How I Met Your Mother: Ranking Ted's Many Romances

Over the course of How I Met Your Mother's seven seasons (to date), Ted Mosby has been involved with a lot of ladies—25, actually, based on my count. Some of them we actually believed could be the future Mrs. Mosby... but most of them were just blips in Ted’s dating life. If HIMYM's upcoming eighth season winds up being the show’s last, we’re finally going to meet the mother we’ve been promised. Let’s look back at the many women Ted has wooed over the past seven years who aren’t the show's titular mother and categorize them accordingly, from "never had a chance" to "could've been the one."

How I Met Your Mother: Ted's Many Girlfriends

Which of Ted's past loves has been your favorite?


How I Met Your Mother returns for Season 8 on Monday, September 24 at 8pm on CBS.

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Sep 21, 2012
I'm pretty sure that the show was renewed for two new season last year, but I'm sort of hoping that this will be the last. The show's just not as good as it used to be.
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Sep 21, 2012
bla bla all the way

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Sep 21, 2012
That awkward moment when you realize you no longer care about who Ted marries and only watch the show for Neil Patrick Harris.
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Sep 21, 2012
Bla Bla! best one ever!!
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Sep 21, 2012
I love Victoria (Ashley Williams). I love her sister Kimberly Williams too. That's one gorgeous pair of sisters.
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Sep 21, 2012
What!? Britney is a never gonna happen!?!?!?!! I am completely blindsided by this.
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Sep 21, 2012
The write-up on Zoe is just wrong.

"...and when the two finally realized they were in love with each other, HIMYM fans cheered."

No they didn't. She was the worst.
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Sep 21, 2012
I couldn't stand Karen, though that was the point.
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Sep 21, 2012
Do you think Josh Radnor realizes he's the least popular cast member on his own show?
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Sep 21, 2012
Sucks that it's the last season. Love this show. I don't see how it can be robin since he's called her aunt robin to the kids. Can't wait to find out though.
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Sep 21, 2012
I didn't like anyone of those who could have been the one(I love Robin but not with Ted). I'm hoping for someone new. Also the naked man works two out of three times
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Sep 21, 2012
You stole a blue french horn for me :(
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Sep 21, 2012
i was always still hoping ted would end up with robin... i;m not a barney/robin shipper and thinks it;s weird she;s the girl he;s going to marry. i like victoria but we know it;s not going to be her
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Sep 21, 2012
Robin but I did like Victoria as well.
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Sep 21, 2012
Victoria, and I dont understand why we dont see her (the actress) more on TV.
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Sep 21, 2012
Yes definitely. A wonderful character and a very strong characterisation as well.
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Sep 21, 2012
Team Victoria. Actually team just f-ing tell us already.



If in 2030 his oldest kid is what? 16? That would mean that she's gotta be born no later than 2014, which mean that Ted would have to meet her hopefully in 2013!! Since this show more or less exists in real time, should be coming up.
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Sep 21, 2012
in 2015 his daughter is a baby so presumably she is born in 2015 or 2014.
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Sep 21, 2012
you obviously didn't see trilogy time (season 7). He has a kid by 2014-2015, they showed it. So it'll be soon.
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