What "How I Met Your Mother" Taught Me

  1. Nothing good ever happens after 2AM
  2. Always dress your best
    Suit up!
  3. Everyone has their own remedy for a hangover
  4. Not every day can be legendary
  5. Don't marry someone who doesn't also love your favorite movie
  6. Real friends will not judge you based on your past
    Even if that past was a Canadian Pop Sensation in the 80s
  7. Never lie about your identity to sleep with someone
  8. Follow the "Bro Code"
  9. The Mermaid Theory
    At some point you will find someone attractive that you shouldn't
  10. It's generally not a good idea to date (your) therapist
  11. It's okay to not want to get married or have kids
  12. It's okay to leave a place for awhile to find yourself
  13. Never break up with someone on their birthday
    Or over the phone
  14. You are not the same person you were 10 years ago
    And you will not be the same person you are now in 10 years
  15. It's okay if your life doesn't turn out the way you thought it would
  16. You could find "the one" at any moment
  17. But don't let finding "the one" prevent you from living
  18. If you find a good burger place, write down the address
  19. Everyone needs to "whoo" sometimes
  20. There is no such thing as a "girly drink"
  21. It's perfectly fine to only be intimate with one person in your life
  22. Not all bets are worth it
  23. There is no set amount of time it will take to get over someone
  24. A single person and a married person can't be friends without conflict
    Generally
  25. Travel the world
  26. If you move in with a significant other, don't keep things from past relationships
    Unless it's a dog
  27. Don't get your hair dyed the day of your wedding
    You might end up looking like a Backstreet Boy
  28. If there's someone in your life you want to keep around, you do something about it
  29. If a person is sitting at the bar or texting, they're probably in a relationship
  30. Befriend your regular bartender
  31. Before buying a house, make sure it isn't perfect
  32. Accept all challenges
  33. Don't get a tattoo if you're drunk or emotional
    Or both
  34. Your drunk ideas are not always your best ideas
  35. Don't include someone you're casually dating in special event group pictures
  36. Don't point out the flaws in someone else's significant other
    Unless they ask or it's important they know
  37. If you marry your best friend you'll probably be really happy
  38. Hold out for someone who would steal a blue French horn for you
  39. Don't date someone who doesn't support your career or ideas
  40. Catfishing is real
    And it might be your friends
  41. You can let your anger go, and only when you do that is it really gone and you can move forward
  42. When you break up with someone, you will want to go back and that's okay
    Write a list as to why you broke up to revisit when these feeling arise
  43. The future is scary, but don't run back to your past because it's comfortable
  44. Write down all passwords
  45. Don't rub moving on in your ex's face
  46. If you try hard enough, you can make it rain
  47. In every relationship there is a reacher and a settler
    Don't be the settler
  48. Document everything
  49. If you like her, call her
    You don't have to wait 3 days
  50. The Cheerleader Effect
    A group of men/women that look attractive only as a group