Oh, Ted Mosby. From stolen blue French horns to bad shellfish puns, you have taught us so much. How I Met Your Mother may have ended this year (sad face), but the good ol’ Ted’s lessons will always stick with me.
After all, Ted took years to find “The One,” and often made some humorous mistakes along the way. But he never let his belief in love fade, and he finally found the one who loved him for the punny, slightly stuck-up, lovable grammar nazi he is.
Here’s what Schmosby taught us about love.
Because this was college Ted:
…you know, the “two F” moments.
Or just make us into a flaky, somewhat frightening creature, like the authoritative-cool-guy professor.
Because sometimes, they’re necessary.
And we may or may not react like this:
If Ted hadn’t hit a major breaking point, Marshall never would have told Ted that he doesn’t really have a bacon allergy, and then he never would have tried bacon.
Originally, Ted would not walk 500 miles…
For example, saying it on the night after you meet someone…
…may lead to this reaction:
If someone totally screws you over, tell them off, Ted-style:
When someone says, “Everyone thinks they’re a good kisser,” you say:
A perfect person doesn’t exist. A perfect person for you…that’s a different story.
(And Ted has plenty of quirks.)
That person will know to read between the lines.
…in fact, they may read between the lines too much.
And when you do find your Lebenslangerschicksalsschatz, celebrate.**
**I am probably the only supporter of the original HIMYM ending, but for those of you who aren’t, you’re welcome. ;)
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