How I Met Your Mother: All Of Robin's Major Love Interests, Ranked (2023)

Robin Scherbatsky wasn’t the lead character in How I Met Your Mother, but she might as well have been. While the show was ostensibly the story of Ted Mosby’s quest for love, recounted to his kids from the year 2030, it evolved into an ensemble sitcom in the style of Friends.

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All of the characters had fully fleshed-out story arcs carrying them from the pilot episode to the series finale, but as Ted’s true love, Robin was the most developed out of the supporting cast. So, How I Met Your Mother devotees, here are All Of Robin’s Major Love Interests, Ranked.


10. George

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George was the two-timing, philandering jerk in the episode “Little Boys.” He was the father of one of the boys in Lily’s kindergarten class, Doug. Doug drew a picture of a woman that described her as his “new mommy.” Robin assumed it was her, so she developed a relationship with Doug and had to break up with him as she was about to break up with George.

But she later found out that George had been cheating on her – or having an affair with her, depending on who came first – with a woman named Brooke, the woman in Doug’s drawing.

9. Simon Tremblay

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Simon Tremblay was a terrible guy, but he was also a very funny character, and James Van Der Beek played him brilliantly as a total douche. He was Robin’s first ever boyfriend back in Canada and he wasn’t a good partner for her. He still lives with his mom, he works at a water park, and he’s in a band moronically called the Foreskins.

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When he reappears in 2008, Robin still thinks he’s cool and can’t see that he’s gone rapidly downhill since they were teenagers. So, she gets back together with him, and yet again, he breaks up with her in the back of his van.

8. Nick Podarutti

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Season 8 is a strong contender for the weakest season of How I Met Your Mother. The storylines dragged on and went nowhere, the characters acted uncharacteristically and made a lot of stupid decisions, and most of the jokes failed to land. Plus, season 8 gave us Nick, perhaps the most boring character in HIMYM’s history.

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It wasn’t actor Michael Trucco’s fault – he just wasn’t given any material to work with. Throughout the first half of season 8, we were teased about “The Autumn of Breakups,” like it was a bad thing, but we actually just spent the whole time waiting for Nick to go away.

7. Derek

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“Pfft, Derek!” There’s a reason that the older Ted giving the voiceover narration would say that every time he mentioned Derek’s name. Robin dated Derek early on in season 1, after Ted had struck out with her and she was moving on (and he wasn’t).

The gang called him a “billionaire,” even though he was technically just a multimillionaire – but come on, multiple millions of dollars is still a heck of a lot of money. He was just as pretentious as one would expect a multimillionaire to be, and he was also often too busy to spend time with Robin, so he didn’t deserve her.

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6. PJ

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Ted set up and shut down his own architectural firm, Mosbius Designs, within a single episode, which was pretty depressing. He hired an assistant named PJ, and since they were working out of Ted and Robin’s apartment, Robin ended up sleeping with him. She found his dominion over the bathroom key to be so overwhelmingly attractive that she couldn’t stay away from him.

She broke up with him when he was fired by Ted and lost the bathroom key, but then got back together with him when he was rehired. It was all down to the power of the bathroom key. PJ didn’t have much of a future with Robin and it was blatantly a temporary fling, but he was harmless and they enjoyed each other’s company.

5. Gael

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Gael was just the “rebound guy” after Robin broke up with Ted and went to Argentina. She brought Gael back with her and, at first, they had a great time. The passion and excitement of Robin’s vacation traveled back to New York with her.

Gael turned out to be a nightmare in the long run, inviting his extended family to come and stay in Robin’s apartment and smashing her laptop in the throes of passion. But for a short time, Robin had a great time with Gael, and although he may not have been the smartest guy, he looked like Enrique Iglesias, so he didn’t have to be.

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4. Barney Stinson

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Let’s discount the events of the series finale, because that episode ruined Barney’s already perfect ending. In the penultimate episode, “The End of the Aisle,” he showed real maturity, vowing to never lie to Robin again. He’d spent his entire adult life deceiving women and even followed a cunning plan to get Robin to marry him.

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But when he promised never to lie to her again, we really felt that he meant it. So, it was a shame when they got a divorce in the finale and he went back to being the same old Barney (minus the forced baby storyline).

3. Don Frank

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Don appeared in Robin’s life right after she’d sworn off dating and Ted and Marshall saw that as a sign that she was about to meet the love of her life. As a veteran of over 30 morning news shows, Don was hired as Robin’s co-anchor on Come On, Get Up New York!, the one that aired at four o’clock in the morning.

He had previously been married and wanted to take things slow. He was a mature guy, and Robin needed that, because she was also a mature person. Even when Ted and Barney showed up drunk to badmouth Don and declare their love for Robin, Don just gave them some water and put them to bed.

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2. Kevin Venkataraghavan

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Kevin was easily the most mature guy Robin ever dated. They could’ve had a very bright future together if Robin hadn’t cheated on him – which he was even mature enough to look past – or if she wanted to get married and have kids like he did.

Their relationship began in a pretty adorable way, as their therapy sessions ended, Kevin didn’t want to date Robin due to his ethics, and they ended up eating breakfast together every day for a week until they realized they wanted to be together. Kevin got along with the rest of Robin’s friends and he was a fun addition to the gang. Plus, Kal Penn was great as ever in the role. So, it was a shame to see him go.

1. Ted Mosby

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From a few moments in the pilot episode, we knew that Ted and Robin were meant to be together. And the fact that Ted revealed to his kids in that episode that Robin wasn’t their mother made the entire series pretty much redundant. There was no way the series was ending without Ted and Robin getting together – for good this time.

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While the series finale was generally disappointing, it was at least a relief that we got that closure. Robin didn’t want the same things Ted wanted, but deep down, Ted didn’t mind that, because he cared about her too much.

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Who was Robin's best boyfriend? ›

Ted Mosby. Whether fans think that Robin or Ted would never work out or that they were perfect, Ted was one of Robin's best boyfriends.

How many men has Robin slept with? ›

How many guys did Robin slept with? Out of the 15 that she had multiple dates with, viewers would recognize Derek the multi-millionaire, Gael the "rebound guy," Curt "The Ironman" Irons, and Max, Marshall's law school friend.

Who did Robin have a crush in? ›

Robin has a crush on Vickie but isn't sure whether she's gay, although Steve seems certain she is due to the time stamp she left Fast Times at Ridgemont High on when she returned it to the video store. If you've seen the scene where Steve tries to convince Robin, you'll remember it.

Who was the perfect girl for Barney? ›

Shannon. Shannon is the reason why Barney wears suits and objectifies women. He used to be a hippie who preached love and was headed to Nicaragua to do charity work with the love of his life, Shannon. But then a corporate suit came into the coffee shop where they both worked and Shannon left Barney for him.

Who is Robin marry? ›

'I'm saying yes': Robin Roberts and longtime partner Amber Laign are getting married. “Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts and her longtime partner, Amber Laign, are tying the knot in 2023.

Who is the father of Robin's kids? ›

This episode begins not with Future Ted telling his children how he met their mother, but instead with Robin's future kids. Future Robin asks them if she's ever told them the story of how she met their father, then skips forward to when she told him she was pregnant where it is revealed that Barney is their father.

Who was the darkest Robin? ›

Jason Todd is often considered the darkest Robin, but DC already confirmed that Jason is the purest and the darkest may actually be Damian Wayne. Fans often point to Jason Todd as being the darkest and edgiest Robin, which makes sense considering the crimes he has committed.

Who is the most common Robin? ›

According to the Partners in Flight database (2019), the American robin is the most abundant bird in North America (with 370,000,000 individuals), ahead of red-winged blackbirds, introduced European starlings, mourning doves and house finches. It has seven subspecies, but only one of them, the San Lucas robin (T. m.

Which Robin is the one that dies? ›

Dick Grayson, the first Robin, died while working as Nightwing in Forever Evil #7 back in 2014. Forever Evil saw an evil version of the Justice League, known as the crime syndicate travel to this universe to wreak havoc.

Did Steve have a crush on Robin? ›

A loopy Steve Harrington, drugged by Russian operatives, confesses his feelings for his new friend Robin Buckley. The two work together at the ice cream shop Scoops Ahoy and unravel a top-secret Russian scheme together. They're bonded now. It makes sense that they'd fall in love.

Who is the girl Robin likes? ›

Well, Robin's love life storyline gets pretty interesting. In Stranger Things season 4 volume 1, we're introduced to a young woman named Vickie (Amybeth McNulty), one of Robin's bandmates who she has a massive crush on.

Who all did Robin date? ›

Robin is the on and off love interest of Barney Stinson (Neil Patrick Harris) and Ted Mosby (Josh Radnor), and a close friend to Lily Aldrin (Alyson Hannigan) and Marshall Eriksen (Jason Segel).

Who was the girl ruining Barneys life? ›

Someone is sabotaging Barney's love life — turns out she's Britney Spears, a.k.a. Abby, the receptionist in Stella's clinic whom Barney bedded. When Barney and Robin are mistaken for a couple in episode 5, she denies it 16 times… yet she sleeps with him later in the season.

WHO warned girls about Barney? ›

One night, Barney appears in full scuba suit while drinking scotch. Lily pulls aside Claire (Sarah Wright), a blonde woman at the bar, warning her of Barney's villainy, and she sits down with the rest of the gang as they explain the events that lead up to that night.

Who did Barney Stinson lose his virginity to? ›

When she left him for a suit-wearing womanizer, James arranged for the 23-year-old Barney to lose his virginity to their mother's friend, Rhonda "the Man Maker" French.

Who did Robin end up with? ›

There were several choices that people had issues with, but the major one was the fact that Robin ended up with Ted. Some viewers would've preferred her to stay with Barney, whom she married in the episode before the two-part finale.

Who can female Robin marry? ›

Trivia. Marrying Chrom is the only way for female Robin to have two children: Lucina and Morgan. Chrom and Robin "pair up" in Super Smash Bros. for Robin's final smash.

Who married Robin in the end? ›

Most of the last season has been set in one weekend: Robin and Barney's wedding, where Tracy was the bass player in the wedding band.

Who Ted ends up with? ›

In the final episode of the series, "Last Forever", it is revealed that Ted finally meets his wife, whose name is shown to be Tracy McConnell, at a train station as he is about to leave for Chicago. They hit it off immediately, and date for a year before getting engaged.

Who is Robin's first husband? ›

Sister Wives: How Robyn's Ex-Husband Is Related To Kody & Christine. Robyn Brown was married to David Jessop before entering into a plural marriage with Kody Brown on Sister Wives season 1, and there are other connections between Robyn's ex-husband and her current polygamous family members.

Which Robin turns evil? ›

Dick Grayson, formerly known as Robin, later known as the New Joker, is the main antagonist of Frank Miller's comic miniseries The Dark Knight Strikes Again. He was the former Robin, who turned into a murderous psychopath, because of Batman's actions to him as a child.

Which Robin is Harley Quinn? ›

Damian Wayne (aka Robin) is a character in Harley Quinn. He is the son of Batman and Talia al Ghul and the fifth Robin. He is also a member of the Teen Titans.

Which Robin becomes Batman? ›

Following the events of Batman's apparent death during the Final Crisis, Nightwing has closed down shop in New York to return to Gotham, where after the events of "Battle for the Cowl", he assumes the identity of Batman, with Damian Wayne, Bruce Wayne's biological son, as the new Robin.

Which Robin is strongest? ›

Tim Drake is known as Batman's brainiest Robin, but Future State Gotham #7 shows that there is a terrifying dark side to his smarts. Warning: spoilers for Future State: Gotham #7 are ahead.

What is lifespan of a Robin? ›

Robins begin breeding when they're about one year old and usually live for two years, though one wild robin was recorded to be 14 years old. The American robin's population is large and appears to be increasing.

Which Robin kills Nightwing? ›

Damian Wayne, son of Bruce Wayne, inherited his father's temper and lack of tolerance. Joining the One Earth regime, Damian accidentally killed Dick Grayson and later adopted his Nightwing persona.

Which Robin was beaten to death by Joker? ›

At the end of Batman #427, Jason was beaten by the Joker and left to die in an explosion.

Who was the 1st Robin? ›

The original and arguably most famous Robin, Dick Grayson was first introduced by Bob Kane, Bill Finger and Jerry Robinson in 1940's DETECTIVE COMICS #38 as a way to make Batman a more accessible character to kids and grow young readership. It worked, nearly doubling the sales of Batman comics at the time.

Is Steve in love with Nancy? ›

After season 4 volume 2 premiered in July 2022, many fans were curious to see if there would be a Steve and Nancy reunion, as Steve confesses he still has feelings for Nancy. In a June 2022 interview with Variety, Natalia said she had “crunchy feelings' about the pair rekindling their relationship at first.

Is Robin Steve's girlfriend? ›

This makes the pair incredibly close, but their relationship has strictly no romance. During Stranger Things season 4 part 1, Steve would often go to Robin for advice on girls, and vice versa.

What are Steve and Robin high on? ›

The “flea-on-a-tight-rope” analogy used to explain the existence of the Upside Down checks out, and the same can be said about the strange truth serum. After they're injected by Russian agents, Steve and Robin go on to spill their secrets and experience wild symptoms, including trippy hallucinations and the munchies.

Who was the only female Robin? ›

She was the first full-time female Robin in the history of the Batman franchise, though Julie Madison had passed off as Robin for a brief time in a Bob Kane story published in Detective Comics #49 in March 1941.
Carrie Kelley
Alter egoCaroline Keene "Carrie" Kelley
Team affiliationsJustice League
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Who is Robin girlfriend in Batman? ›

Stephanie Brown (character)
Stephanie Brown
Team affiliationsBatman Family Batman Inc. Young Justice
PartnershipsBatfamily partners: Batman Tim Drake Barbara Gordon Harper Row Jason Todd Cassandra Cain Damian Wayne Other hero partners: Supergirl (Kara Zor-El)
Notable aliasesThe Spoiler Robin Batgirl
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Does Robin Buckley have autism? ›

Robin might just be responsible for saving Nancy's life in episode 2 of Season 4, thanks in part to her autistic tendencies. Displaying behavior that many people might deem rude and invasive, the first thing Robin does when she enters Nancy's room is investigate the various belongings and decorations.

Does Robin ever have kids? ›

Robin Doesn't Have Kids

She's too afraid to tell the gang initially and instead tells them she'll never be able to become a "pole vaulter." At the end of the episode, old Bob Saget Ted narrates that Robin never did become a "pole vaulter" but had an incredibly fulfilling life nonetheless.

Who told Robin they loved her on the first date? ›

Barney uses Have you met Ted to introduce him to Robin, the two hit it off, go on one date, and Ted confesses her love.

When did Barney fall in love with Robin? ›

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Barney, meanwhile, has clearly started to have feelings for Robin. He starts noticing her more, complimenting her more, and when she comes up in conversation, he is noticeably flustered and complimentary.

How many girls did Barney sleep? ›

As of this episode, Barney had slept with 282 women.

Who is Barney's bride? ›

In Challenge Accepted we find that not only Barney gets married, but also that Ted meets his wife (the eponymous character) on the day of Barney's wedding. In the Season 7 finale, Barney's wife was revealed to be Robin Scherbatsky.

Does Robin have Barneys baby? ›

In Symphony of Illumination, Robin and Barney experience a pregnancy scare. Barney assumes the baby must be Kevin's but Robin reveals she has not had sex with Kevin yet. Ultimately, Robin is found not to be pregnant, but she is also found to be unable to have a baby at all.

Is BJ a boy or girl on Barney? ›

BJ (voiced by Patty Wirtz): A seven-year-old yellow Protoceratops, BJ has been on the show since September 27, 1993. He is the older brother of Baby Bop, whom he frequently calls "Sissy" and occasionally calls by her name. He sings "BJ's Song" about himself. He wears a red baseball cap and red sneakers.

Does Robin cheat on Barney? ›

However, in 'Disaster Averted' and 'Tick Tick Tick', their feelings for each other come out, and they end up cheating on their partners with each other. Barney then breaks up with Nora in order to get back together with Robin, but Robin stays with Kevin, and Barney is heartbroken.

Did Barney have a crush on Lily? ›

Barney has shown sexual attraction to Lily. When he first saw her, he called Lily "hot". Marshall also has noted that Barney has tried for a long time to see Lily's breasts.

What was Barney Stinson's catchphrase? ›

Of all the running gags on the recently ended How I Met Your Mother, Barney Stinson's catchphrase—”It's gonna be legen—wait for it—dary“—was perhaps the most satisfying.

Did Lily Kiss Barney? ›

Being his normal arrogant self, Barney describes to Marshall two different scenarios, which are depicted on the show, in which Barney and Lily are married, with Barney laying down the law on not having to clean. That's when the pair shares their kiss.

Did Ted sleep with Barney's sister? ›

After they sleep together, however, Barney finds out that she is actually Carly, his half-sister, and is furious at this betrayal. Later, Barney attempts to marry Ted and Carly, and mentions that he finds the idea of a one-night stand "cheap, meaningless and disgusting".

Who was Robins first boyfriend? ›

Simon Tremblay was Robin's first boyfriend.

How old are the 4 Robins? ›

Technically, Damian would now be 14. In New Earth, Dick Grayson was 21 when Jason Todd died. And Jason was 15 at the time of his death. Tim was introduced as a 13-year-old, but he aged gradually so that he was around 16 during his NE tenure as a Teen Titan (particularly toward the latter part).

Who is Robin's boyfriend the boys? ›

Robin Ward is a minor yet pivotal character in Season 1 of the Amazon series The Boys. She was the girlfriend of Hughie Campbell until her accidental death at the hands of A-train.

Who does old Robin become? ›

In Tales of the Teen Titans no. 44 (July 1984), Grayson gave up the mantle of Robin, adopting a new superhero guise as Nightwing.


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