You know what’s worse than dating in today’s day and age? Having a serious obsession with a TV show and unlimited devices on your Netflix account. However, there is one thing HIMYM and my dating life have in common, neither one has produced new content in years. While both exclusively consist of reruns and unrealistic expectations, they both taught me a lot about dating in a modern “adult” world. So, I’ve decided to let Ted, Marshall, Lily, Robin, and Barney give us the answers to all of the questions we didn’t know we asked.
When your “love” interest texts you, likes your picture on Instagram, buys you pizza, etc. and you spend months deciphering what it “really meant.”
When you start to have feelings but never say anything because you’re too afraid of being turned down.
When the person you’re with is distractingly attractive, but horrifically dumb and uninteresting.
When the person you’re with to wants you to open up and communicate more, but you’re not about that life.
When you see your ex out at a party or hanging out with friends, looking genuinely happy, but you’re still hurt.
When you finally meet the right person, but certain circumstances keep you from being together.
When your best friend asks if you want to third wheel their date night.
When your friends try to convince you that being single isn’t that bad.
When you realize you’re stuck on someone, and nothing they say or do can change that.
When someone tries to swoop in on the cutie you’ve been chatting up all night.
Dating is always scary, but that's all right.
And if you don’t find the right person right now, or even in the next few years, don’t get yourself down. Ted didn’t meet the Mother until the last episode.