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Would You Rather Date Ted or Barney on How I Met Your Mother

Would You Rather Date HIMYM's Ted or Barney?

On tonight's episode of How I Met Your Mother, Ted and Barney start rethinking their respective romantic histories with Robin now that she's getting more serious with Don. Though Robin had big breakups with both guys on the show, they both suddenly decide to confess their love for her. A few months ago many of you said you'd like to see Robin and Barney back together, though personally I always thought she was better with Ted.

But here's another question: which guy would you choose for yourself? Ted may seem like the logical answer given Barney's penchant for giving his love interests' self-esteem issues (not to mention he brings new definition to the term "village bicycle"), but I've always thought that someday he'd settle down — for the right girl. Plus, Ted can be awfully whiny despite his charm. So who would you choose — Ted or Barney?

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BriLuvsLoki BriLuvsLoki 4 years
I don't know i can't decide either. Ted is sweet and fun, Barney is cute and hilarious. I can't decide
citygrl12 citygrl12 6 years
they are both adorable in their own ways..cannot seem to choose
snarkypants snarkypants 7 years
bazookasam bazookasam 7 years
Ted's too whiney for me
lizlee89 lizlee89 7 years
neither! don't get me wrong; I love Ted - he's cute, funny, sweet, and smart. but in a way he's worse than Barney because you don't expect him to screw you over (although he's shown in the past that he is not perfect). so if I'm going with fictional characters I'll stick with Owen Hunt (even if he is quite damaged; he's still super hot and a pretty good man) or Jim Halpert...
jhilly123 jhilly123 7 years
I've always thought she'd be better with Ted too... I'm holding out even though I know it probably won't happen. Barney's a hilarious friend but I couldn't see myself dating him especially since he'd only probably want a one night stand lol. I chose Ted!
bethinabox bethinabox 7 years
Barney would be okay to JUST date--but if you have any hope at all of ever settling down, I think it'd have to be Ted. I love them both, but Ted is more for me. :D
silicapathways silicapathways 7 years
I happen to hate Ted. Barney ftw!
ShaynaLeah ShaynaLeah 7 years
Ted --- Barney is funny to watch, and yes, part of me sees guys like him and thinks "with the right girl..." but you should never have to change somebody to make them date-able - even fictitious tv characters :-)
white-rabbit149683 white-rabbit149683 7 years
twinkles twinkles 7 years
Marshall, for sure!!
maskedtoejam maskedtoejam 7 years
I wouldn't really want to date either of them. Marshall would be my pick! He's my favorite character.
limelindsey limelindsey 7 years
I would probably pick Marshall first too - he's so sweet and funny! I did vote Ted over Barney - I think Ted and I have similar nerdy streaks (especially with the "fun facts") so we'd do better in the long run. I think I'd rather be friends with Barney.
stellaRuby stellaRuby 7 years
"suitup" he he.
luv2blazy luv2blazy 7 years
Suit up!!
skigurl skigurl 7 years
LOL i'd pick Marshall too...then Ted...Barney is such a womanizer and all i can see is Neil Patrick Harris so i just can't do it!
pianoteacher1 pianoteacher1 7 years
I know Marshall is married on the show, but I will definitely choose him:) so hug-able
lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
I like watching Barney better, but I would rather date Ted.
stellaRuby stellaRuby 7 years
I will take my chances with the clap and go with Barney.
miss-malone miss-malone 7 years
I choose Ted.
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 7 years
ted IS a whiner but Barney must have a few STDs.... so I chose Ted.
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