Dates can be an absolute nightmare sometimes. In the past, single people would often go to places where people gathered, like bars, to meet potential dates. In recent years, apps have taken over many of our relationships, and many people say they met their partners online. The popular TV show “HIMYM,” Josh Radnor plays Ted Mosby, who finally meets his wife. In the year 2030, he tells his children the story of how he met her. As a result, the show is often based on the levels of Ted’s dates and his interesting friends.
Buzzfeed says that throughout the show, Ted has dated or had an affair with more than 58 women. Considering there are 208 episodes of “How I Met Your Mother,” Ted gets a new girlfriend about every 3.5 attacks, give or take. Fans have some choices regarding who they think was Ted’s worst girlfriend. And just like Ted’s womanizing friend Barney Stinson, they aren’t afraid to say what they believe (Neil Patrick Harris).
An unofficial Reddit poll aimed to discover who Ted’s worst girlfriend on HIMYM was.
Ted has dated or hung out with many women throughout “How I Met Your Mother.” Fans on Reddit seem to have made their informal poll to find out who is Ted’s worst girlfriend. After 950 votes, it was clear that one candidate was more popular than the others, but two others were close behind. u/frozenfreddy7443 Stella (Sarah Chalke), Karen (Laura Prepon), Jeanette Peterson (Abby Elliott), Zoey (Jennifer Morrison), Blah Blah Carol (Abigail Spencer), and Becky were the choices in the poll (Laura Bell Bundy).
With 302 votes, “HIMYM” fans on Reddit seem to have chosen Karen as Ted’s worst girlfriend. Stella came in second with 260 votes, and Jeanette came in third with 255 votes. Zoey got fourth place with 101 votes, and Blah Blah and Becky tied for last place with 16 votes each. With these numbers, it’s clear that the other three choices didn’t even come close.
But even though the votes in this unofficial poll lean in one direction, not all fans were on the same page. For example, u/Traditional Range 28 said, “It will always be hard to choose the worst because they all led the category differently. Worst can mean many different things, depending on your look. Worst character, worst actions, etc.” Then, they said things about Stella, Zoey, Karen, Jeanette, Blah Blah, and even Victoria (Ashley Williams), who wasn’t on the poll, and why they thought they were terrible.
Laura Prepon, who plays Karen, knows her character is a snob.
Others felt like they had to say what they thought about Ted’s worst girlfriend, and u/herkalurk said, “Karen is horrible. Jeanette is crazy, but she wasn’t out to get back at anyone. Ted being on her hook didn’t help.” Also, u/Fexxvi had some strong opinions and asked their fellow Redditors how Karen could be worse than Jeanette. Even though they knew Karen cheated on her husband, they think Jeanette’s physical abuse is much worse.
In an interview with Glamour, some of the actors who played Ted’s ex-girlfriends were asked what they thought their character would be doing after breaking up with Ted. However, there is a healthy debate about who Ted’s worst girlfriend was in “How I Met Your Mother.”