The smash-hit sitcom How I Met Your Mother is immensely beloved, and despite its awful ending, and divisive last seasons, it has stood as one of the best sitcoms in the post-Friends era. One of the most divisive and frustrating aspects of the show is the relationship/friendship between Ted Mosby and Robin Scherbatsky.
The two have an on-and-off relationship throughout the show, and the entire show ended up being structured around them, ending up together in the end. They may have been in love at multiple points throughout the nine seasons of the show and been good friends at points too. However, there is a lot of evidence pointing to the two not being friends at all.
THEY HAD AN ON/OFF RELATIONSHIP
This entry is not to say that people who have dated in the past cannot be friends, that is untrue, and some exes can be even better friends than romantic partners.
THEY COULD NOT EVEN LIVE TOGETHER AS JUST FRIENDS
Ted and Robin’s friendship went to a new level when they moved in together. After all, it takes a pair of close friends to do such a thing, like Marshall and Ted. However, the pair could not manage it.
ROBIN DATES, FALLS IN LOVE WITH AND MARRIES BARNEY
This is another example that may not apply to everyone as some rare people who may have briefly dated could separate with one ending up with the other’s friend, and the two exes staying friends. But, it does not apply to these two.
THEY WERE AN AWFUL COUPLE
Ted and Robin’s on-and-off relationship never worked. They may have ended up together at the end of the show, but throughout their time in each other lives post-getting married to other people, they were terrible together.
TED HAD AN OBSESSION WITH ROBIN
The romantic tension between Robin and Ted has gotten mention a few times already. But, while there was undoubted tension, it was far more substantial on Ted’s side, and a bit too strong at that.
ROBIN MOVED ON AFTER HER BIG BREAK
Everyone moves on and changes. This is the course of life, and when we see it inevitably happen in sitcoms and TV shows in general, it is heartbreaking. Nonetheless, all the group manages to stay in good touch, except Robin.
ROBIN ALWAYS LED TED ON
Despite the fact they do not want the same thing, do not have the same dreams or goals, and do not work as a relationship that is one-sided with Ted’s obsession, Robin constantly leads on Ted.
TED’S CONSTANT PURSUIT
On the other hand, though Ted hardly does himself, or his friendship with Robin any favors. He cannot help but feel his feelings for Robin. But for the sake of their friendship and the group, he could have gone about it all in a different way.
TED MAKES ROBIN GET RID OF HER DOGS
The two were in a relationship when Ted makes Robin get rid of her beloved five dogs. But it shows the two make lousy friends. A lot of the best relationships have a foundation of fantastic friendship. And this just indicates Robin and Ted do not.
ROBIN WAS NEVER HAPPY FOR TED
As was mentioned early. Ted ultimately ended up being a good friend, and therefor Robin. On her wedding day, and supported her and Barney’s wedding. He even made the adult decision to go to Chicago. Not to ruin it, and to start anew, he held in his feelings for his friends.