But, as fate would have it, Ted will meet “the mother” at Robin and Barney’s wedding. Victoria Victoria (played by Ashley Williams, Margin Call, Saving Grace) was Ted’s other big relationship that almost worked out. The two were happily involved until Victoria took a cooking fellowship in Germany.
Victoria reappears in Season 8 when she runs out on her own wedding to be with Ted.
Ted and Victoria try to make it work one last time, but eventually decide that they don’t want the same things in life and their story ends. Zoey Zoey Pierson (played by Jennifer Morrison, Once Upon a Time, House M. They meet outside of the building (The Arcadian) Ted and GNB are planning on knocking down to build GNB’s new headquarters.
Ted and Zoey date and have a tumultuous relationship.
They don’t see eye to eye on anything, especially when Ted changes his mind about knocking down the Arcadian.
In Season 4 Episode 16 “Sorry Bro,” we get a more in-depth look into what their relationship was like in college. Ted finally meets the Slutty Pumpkin seven years later in Season 7 Episode 8 “The Slutty Pumpkin Returns.” Unfortunately, they have no chemistry and nothing in common, and their relationship turns into another huge let-down for Ted Mosby and his search for true love. Natalie Natalie (played by Anna Dudek, Mad Men) made her appearance in Season 1 Episode 4 “Return of the Shirt.” Ted finds an old shirt that he used to hate, but now loves.
Both Karen and Ted were pretentious egomaniacs that spent their time looking down on the bourgeoisie society. He then decides to revisit other things from his past that he disliked, now that his tastes have changed.
Their relationship inevitably ends, but the two agree to remain friends.
Robin stays in the show for every season as one of Ted’s best friends.
While Ted acts like he is fine being friends with Robin, he’s constantly chasing after her and falling back to her.
She’s presumably the reason why none of his other relationships ever worked out.
Hopefully Ted truly has found “the one” in Cristin Milioti (the mother).