How I Met Your Mom: 20 Issues That Make No Sense About Ted And Robin’s Relationship


How I Met Your Mom is the gorgeous story about how Ted Mosby met the Mom of his two kids. Informed over the course of 9 seasons, the present ventures into the lives of Ted and his core group of pals as they navigate life, love and slap bets. Followers waited 208 episodes to learn the way Ted’s love life would pan out. What they have been handled to was an emotional curler coaster experience. From lower-back tattoos to being left on the altar, and from making cupcakes to blowing up buildings, Ted’s life was extremely entertaining. All through all of this craziness, there was at all times one fixed drive in his life – Robin Scherbatsky.

Regardless of the present revolving round Ted ending up with The Mom, Robin is the one which he by no means really loses his emotions for. From Robin’s perspective, she always ran cold and hot with Ted – in the future she cherished him, the following she had no emotions for him. Primarily based on that rationalization, just one factor is for positive – nothing in regards to the two of them collectively makes any sense in any respect.

Followers have vehemently mentioned their displeasure with how the present ended for the reason that finale aired. Inserting the main focus completely on Ted and Robin went towards the spirit of the present. Whereas there are definitely quite a lot of Ted and Robin “shippers” on the market, there are far too many the reason why they don’t make sense as a pair. Stemming from their compatibility points by way of their incapacity to commit, there are quite a few points with them as a pair.

Listed here are 20 Issues That Make No Sense About Ted And Robin’s Relationship.

20 He Asks For Approval To Date Her

Not solely does Ted Mosby inform the longest tales of all time, however he definitely has an odd relationship along with his kids. Whereas there are definitely many twists and turns all through Ted’s story, the craziest one got here within the from the conclusion that their mom had handed away. Although Ted was utilizing this story as a therapeutic methodology to cope with the tragedy, there was a hidden agenda as nicely.

It seems that this story was really used as a way to achieve his child’s permission so far “Aunt Robin”. Ted’s daughter realized this as he “ended” the story, and inspired him to go after her one final time. Ted had revealed some loopy particulars to his youngsters by way of this story, however utilizing it to gauge their response to him relationship once more was definitely an odd end result.

19 They Have Totally different Views About Children

The desire-they-won’t-they story of Ted and Robin was very enjoyable to undergo through the first seasons of How I Met Your Mom. In actual fact, many followers associated it to the Ross and Rachel relationship on Associates. Nevertheless, their story was way more troubled as they held totally different opinions on their life trajectories.

Ted may be very all for beginning a household, and even has his child’s names picked out – Luke and Leia – by the point he meets Robin. Alternatively, Robin is much from all for beginning that portion of her life. In actual fact, any time that Robin is available in to contact with a child she solely reacts with worry and disgust. With such a elementary disconnect on parenting (and kids typically), how did they count on to coexist in a relationship collectively?

18 Robin Is Not In Settling Down

Following Ted and Robin’s relationship could be a very tiring job. Particularly contemplating that undeniable fact that they’ve very totally different outlooks on relationships typically. Ted is looking tirelessly to seek out somebody to spend the remainder of his life with, whereas that is the very last thing that Robin needs to do. Robin has some severe life targets (together with touring to Argentina, apparently), and doesn’t wish to be tied all the way down to somebody so early in life.

Ted’s journey to seek out “the one” spans your complete sequence. In the meantime, Robin’s story of avoiding dedication and working from relationships is one among her calling playing cards. How can two individuals find yourself collectively once they have such totally different targets? Ted is the kind of one that already has his wedding ceremony deliberate out, whereas it isn’t even on Robin’s radar. As an alternative of spending years chasing one another, they need to have had an trustworthy dialog to kind this out a lot earlier.

17 He makes Her Get Rid Of Her Canines

Nobody goes to accuse Ted Mosby of being a really level-headed individual. In actual fact, he is without doubt one of the most emotionally-unstable characters in tv historical past. Nevertheless, his ways of coping with insecurities in his relationships are particularly cringe-worthy.

Within the season two episode “Stuff”, it’s revealed that Robin’s 5 canines are items from her ex-boyfriends. Ted isn’t capable of deal with this, and manipulates Robin into eliminating her animals. Whereas Robin was additionally insecure about items from Ted’s ex-girlfriends and requested him to do away with them, it was a a lot totally different story. Ted’s gadgets have been home items, whereas Robin’s reside creatures. For Ted to ask her to do away with animals that she may be very connected to is simply terrible to ask.

16 Holding Their separation A Secret

Whereas their coronary heart was in the best place, pretending to nonetheless be in a relationship collectively is simply unusual. With a purpose to not take any focus away from Marshall and Lily’s wedding ceremony, Ted and Robin don’t disclose to their pals that they’ve damaged up. As an alternative, they proceed on and fake to be collectively during their wedding ceremony in One thing Blue. Is not it unusual that each of them are hurting from damaged hearts however proceed the charade of a relationship?

Contemplating how shut they’re to their pals, they may have been trustworthy in regards to the scenario. In actual fact, by hiding their break-up they really put extra consideration on themselves at Lily’s reception than if that they had revealed it earlier. By going by way of weeks with out revealing their damaged hearts, they did extra hurt than good.

15 Associates With Advantages Was A Unhealthy Concept

Regardless of who the connection is between, having a friends-with-benefits deal tends to by no means finish nicely. When Ted and Robin transfer in collectively, their relationship has been over for a very long time. Nevertheless, as a way to curb the small arguments they’ve with one another as roommates, they comply with have intercourse collectively anytime they get indignant.

Contemplating that Ted has at all times harbored emotions for Robin, friends-with-benefits did nothing however confuse him even additional. By persevering with to prey on their unresolved emotions for one another, it prompted them some severe issues later in life. As an alternative of letting their relationship turn into really platonic, they’d at all times have latest reminiscences of being collectively. If solely that they had not made this unhealthy resolution, issues may have been very totally different for every of them.

14 She Can By no means Make Up Her Thoughts About Ted

If Robin have been capable of resolve and stick with her emotions, How I Met Your Mom would have been a a lot shorter sequence. Ted’s emotions for Robin stay pretty constant over every episode of the sequence. Whereas Ted was by no means to capable of shake his emotions for his previous flame, Robin was way more sporadic. There have been occasions when she pined for Ted to like her, and different occasions the place she didn’t need something to do with him.

Robin’s incapacity to make up her thoughts about Ted at all times got here on the worst occasions. As an example, she determined that she had emotions for him once more simply previous to her wedding ceremony with Barney. Whereas it’s inconceivable to cease the center from having emotions for somebody, Robin ought to study to make up her thoughts.

13 She Freaks Out When He Nearly Proposes

If there was one signal that Ted and Robin’s relationship didn’t make sense, it was when she thought he was proposing. When Robin acquired a glass of champagne with an engagement ring floating in it, her response was not somebody who was excited. In actual fact, her precise response was “No, no, no, you may’t do that to me“. Fortunately, she was not really being proposed to and the ring belonged to a different individual.

Being rejected like this should not really feel good, and it led to their breakup. Sadly, their on-again-off-again standing would proceed. Nevertheless, the massive query is, why would Ted nonetheless be all for a relationship with Robin given her response? If his final purpose is to get married, she is definitely not the one who will stroll that aisle for him.

12 They Are Manipulated By Lily & Marshall

Whereas Lily and Marshall could also be Ted’s closest pals, they haven’t carried out him any favors in relation to relationships. In actual fact, Lily has been immediately concerned with manipulating lots of Ted’s former flames out of his life.

When describing The Entrance Porch Take a look at, it proves how a lot Lily has meddled in Ted’s love life. If Lily didn’t deem the ladies to be somebody she may visualize rising previous alongside, she sabotaged the connection. This was not restricted to Ted’s relationships with Karen, Stella, and even Robin. Lily is without doubt one of the primary causes that Ted and Robin didn’t work out collectively, and he or she proudly admits it. By manipulating Robin’s emotions about dedication, she was capable of pry the 2 of them aside. Their friendship could return to their time in school, however Lily would not at all times act like she has his again.

11 He Throws A number of Home Events

The How I Met Your Mom males have carried out some pretty unusual issues as a way to meet ladies. Whereas most of those nefarious plots come from Barney, Ted isn’t resistant to pulling off a scheme. Nevertheless, when he does it he simply comes off very clingy and creepy.

In an try to get Robin to his condominium, Ted pretends to throw a home celebration and invitations her. Nevertheless, Robin fails to indicate as much as the celebration. As an alternative of giving up, he plans a celebration for the following day too so she will attend. When she can not make it that day, he tries to throw a 3rd which finally ends up being very depressing. Whereas Ted is usually seen as romantic, it’s gestures like this which make him come off a lot creepier.

10 The ted victoria and robin love triangle

Ted Mosby has had a number of probabilities to proud of different ladies, however he has at all times messed it up. Probably the most well-known instance of somebody he may have had an incredible life along with is Victoria. After relationship her, he was lastly completely happy and will see spending the remainder of his life together with her. Whereas her transferring to Germany threw a monkey wrench in his plans, he made a a lot larger mistake. On the first signal of hassle in his long-distance relationship, he instantly went to Robin’s condominium to be together with her.

Not solely was he untrue to Victoria, however he lied to Robin and mentioned that that they had damaged up. Ted had immediately broken two relationships with one transfer. Maybe Ted ought to have seemed earlier than he jumped, in any other case issues would by no means have gotten higher.

9 giving robin up

Ted is not any stranger to grand gestures. Whether or not he’s attempting to make it rain or making a “Symphony of Illumination”, he’s at all times prepared to do what it takes to precise his emotions. Nevertheless, typically when he does so it pushes the boundaries. As soon as he has resolved the truth that Robin and Barney are getting married, he makes a giant deal that he’s “letting Robin go”. Because of this he’s publicly letting his emotions for her go in order that she will transfer on together with her life.

Ted wants to understand that by this level Robin has already let him go, he simply hadn’t realized it but. Robin is already devoted to her relationship with Barney, and was not fascinated with Ted. A grand gesture was not wanted and it was only a waste of time on his half.

8 He Sabotages His Profession To Discover Her Locket

When Ted rushes out to assist Robin in “One thing Outdated” to seek out her buried locket, he is not only attempting to do deed. In actual fact, he rushes out to assist her as a way to acquire her favor earlier than she marries Barney. Robin is understandably dedicated to Barney at this level, however Ted tries to comb in in any case. By the tip of the ordeal, it’s really Ted attempting to speak her out of giving in to her doubts about Barney.

Ted could also be thought of an incredible pal, however he was not looking for his future in any respect. With a purpose to assist Robin, he left a vital structure assembly behind. This can be very admirable, however he did it for the fallacious causes. Generally his romantic nature does him extra hurt than good.

7 Ted Will get Mad At Barney, Not Robin

When Robin and Barney hook up for the primary time in “Sandcastles within the Sand”, it’s the starting of a wonderful relationship. Until it’s checked out from Ted Mosby’s perspective. Upon studying that one among his greatest pals was along with his ex-girlfriend, Ted may be very upset. Nevertheless, although it took two “to tango”, he solely directs his anger at Barney. Ted isn’t in the slightest degree upset with Robin and is just upset with Barney. In actual fact, he even ceases talking to Barney and tries to take away him from his life.

Contemplating that Robin was a prepared participant within the relationship, it makes little sense that he would place the blame solely on Barney. Is not Robin simply as a lot accountable for his heartbreak? Whereas he did ultimately recover from his points, it’s hypocritical that he let her off the hook so simply.


So long as he has hope that he and Robin will find yourself collectively, he’ll maintain on to it with all of his would possibly. Since each Ted and Robin have failed relationships, they determined to make an settlement collectively. They promised one another that if neither of them have been married by the point they every turned 40, that they’d marry one another. Whereas that is typically seen in films and different reveals, there may be one huge query – does it ever finish nicely?

Why would two individuals who didn’t work nicely collectively in a relationship make a pact like this? It’s only setting themselves up for hassle. Ted and Robin first make this pact in season three and would hold on to it till close to the tip of the sequence. Ted Mosby isn’t one to let issues go very simply, particularly in relation to Robin.


When Ted and Robin have been relationship, they mentioned the opportunity of transferring in collectively. They didn’t undergo with it as a result of, based on Robin they have been “all speak“. Regardless of being in a really severe relationship for over a 12 months, they by no means wind up residing collectively as a pair.

It’s only afterward when Robin doesn’t have a spot of her personal that Ted invitations her to maneuver in. Robin takes over Marshall and Lily’s previous room, and lives together with her ex-boyfriend for a number of months. Given their historical past collectively, residing collectively didn’t make a lot sense. It was very good for Ted to supply Robin a spot to stay, however that doesn’t make it any much less awkward.


Not solely is the truth that they stay collectively unusual, however in addition they hang around collectively daily. With a lot historical past collectively, is it not unusual that exes are so extremely shut? Whereas it doesn’t seem out of the abnormal to any of the core group members, onlookers see this dynamic as very odd. There are a number of different characters – not restricted to Victoria, Kevin, and Nora who really feel this fashion. In actual fact, there are a number of different new vital others of each Ted and Robin who point out the scenario.

Contemplating Robin’s historical past with each Ted and Barney, it makes little sense that they spend little time aside. Maybe a kind of relationships would have labored out later if they didn’t spend each waking second collectively.


One among Robin’s biggest qualities is her honesty. If anybody ever wished a straight-shooter, they need to go to Robin Scherbatsky. Sadly, Ted is rarely actually searching for somebody to level out the negatives in his life.

All through their relationship (and past), Robin may be very swift to level out all of Ted’s detrimental qualities and flaws because of her honesty. Starting from her hatred of his crimson cowboy boots to making enjoyable of his exercise on the health club, Robin doesn’t pull any punches. Nevertheless, whereas reminiscing about their relationship, Ted talked about that Robin’s incapacity to make him really feel “wanted” was a downfall of their relationship. Ought to Robin have discovered to carry her criticism in? Or ought to Ted not be so delicate with suggestions?


The second to resolve that there are unresolved emotions for an ex shouldn’t be proper earlier than you’re about to get married. Whereas Robin was unable to resolve if she wished Ted whereas she was single, she additionally had quite a lot of difficulties with that whereas she was engaged. It appears as if every time there was a small hiccup in her relationship with Barney, that she would second guess all the pieces and fall again right into a relationship with Ted.

All it will take is the mix of Ted being obtainable to her and Barney mendacity to her to make her utterly re-think her wedding ceremony. Maybe she was simply searching for an excuse to go away the marriage behind all alongside?


Longtime followers of How I Met Your Mom have been extremely excited for the finale. Lastly attending to see the decision for primary characters that the viewers have been watching is normally very satisfying. Nevertheless, this present did something however provide a traditional wedding ceremony.

Season 9 centered completely on the times main as much as Barney and Robin’s wedding ceremony. That is definitely quite a lot of time to deal with one storyline, particularly because it was revealed on the finish of the present that Robin and Barney wound up getting divorced. Whereas many followers level to the ending as being unfaithful to Ted and The Mom’s relationship, there may be additionally an enormous situation with how Robin and Barney have been handled. After all the feelings and energy spend on their relationship, all of it was deemed ineffective after Ted confirmed up on the very finish of the sequence to win Robin again.

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