They know how to do it and are comfortable with it.

There could be a certain level of depression when getting people to have random sex with you gets harder and harder the older you get.

But, it gets super annoying after the tenth time they do a rain dance and actually make it rain. But, Teds only get married when they understand WHY they want to get married in the first place. If the other person fails to do that, then there is no reason to date them long term.

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Barneys have created their lives to the point where losing your independence against one’s free will is basically impossible. The longer you think about yourself, and your relationships, the more you can see which one you are.

If you are single and over thirty, you are one of these three people. After a half bottle of whiskey, I understood I was a Robin, with some shades of Ted and a history of being a Barney for about five years.

Teds believe that if “they are the one,” then it will work out. Teds also sacrifice their careers to date and will make poor moral choices just to find the idealized person that they think they need. They don’t understand how other people see the world.

Teds are also hopeless romantics, which is great at first. So, Barneys think they are making the world a better place by being single. They only date people who make their life more interesting.

Because of this core idea, the show has provided us with three different types of single people, convincing us that, if you’re single, you have to be one of these three.

So, single people: are you a Robin, a Ted or a Barney?Also, you can be a Robin, a Ted or a Barney, no matter what gender or sexual orientation you are.Single people that fit into the category of Robin enjoy their independence but also enjoy the pleasures of being in a relationship.I don’t really believe that thesis, but I believe the show believes it.That is what gives the show such core guidance and direction.There are heroes and bad guys, cool jerks and funny nerds.