Anonymous asked: "How would you feel if Penny got pregnant at sixteen?!"

I would be horrified. Why, what do you know?


I would support her, though, and I know Tracey would too.

Anonymous asked: "SCHMOSBYYYYYYYYYY! My man! How're ya doing?"

Pretty great, Nonny! Life is really good right now. How are you?

Woah! I missed a milestone.

I now have 905 followers. Thank you guys so much for all of your support and for the questions you’ve been sending my way. I love talking to my followers and while my life is a little busy right now, I always have time for you. Please don’t hesitate to drop me a message, as me a question, or just say Hello. I’d love to hear from you.

Anonymous asked: "Long Distance here, Ted! Thanks for being so nice! Well, I thought it was love, you know. We've known each other for about three years before I actually saw her in person. Then we went out like three times. It was amazing, she was just wonderful and I felt so comfortable around her. But then things started to get weird, she doesn't even message me anymore. We don't communicate, all of sudden she's not a part of my life anymore. I don't know what to do. Thanks again!"

Dear Long Distance,

Hello again! It sounds like you and this girl aren’t on the same page, which is unfortunate and always difficult.

Was there any event that triggered her not wanting to be in touch? Perhaps she’s seeing someone else, or something has changed in her life. These things happen and people pull apart. Sometimes, it has nothing to do with you and more to do with what’s going on with her. Once again, I want you to try and talk to her about it. Send her an email/message/text, and ask how she is. If she replies, ease into the conversation that you’re confused about what’s going on between the two of you.

I hope I helped!

- Ted

posted 5 months ago

Anonymous asked: "Hi Ted! So there's this girl that once invited me for her eighteenth birthday last year. We only really know one another from mutual friends, but we've been talking online everyday since. She seems like a really great girl since we have the same interests and I always hear great stuff about her too! I asked her out three times but always said she was busy which was ok, then one day she just stopped replying to me, but still likes all my posts til now (sorry very teenager). What's going on?"

Dear Online Connection,

I’m really sorry to tell you this, but it does sound like this girl isn’t interested in you. At least, not in that way. I would maybe approach her online, tell her that you just want to be friends, and strike up a conversation about those common interests. Keep it casual, don’t put too much seriousness into the conversation, and stay light. Maybe she was just feeling a little pressured or like she was leading you on. Make sure she knows she isn’t.

I hope I helped! Let me know if you want to talk more about this.

- Ted

Anonymous asked: "Ted, I feel like my long distance crush doesn't like me anymore. But how can I move on after loving someone so much? It doesn't even sound like a plan..."

Dear Long Distance,

Is this just a crush, or is it love? There’s definitely a difference. And when you say they don’t like you anymore, what do you mean by that? Did they ever know you liked them? Talk to them about it. Bring up that you feel like you’re falling apart and try to ease into the conversation of explaining your feelings. If they reject you, it’ll be rough but at least you’ll be on the same page then.

Moving on is hard. Trust me, I know. Sometimes it feels like you’ve been seperated from a part of yourself and you need to slowly sew it back together, stitch by stitch. It takes patience, support from friends, and much more time than you think. It’s different for everyone, though.

Make sure you talk to this person you have feelings for before you completely give up though. You never know, it could just be a misunderstanding.

Let me know if I can help anymore, and let me know you’re “Long Distance”, so I know it’s you.

- Ted

Anonymous asked: "Hey Ted! I'm a hopeless romantic just like you (until I find the one - then I'll be even worse). I work with a girl that I think I'm falling for, I love spending time with her and we make each other laugh and smile, I want to ask her out but she moves away half way across the country in a few months to study. What should I do - I need your famous words of wisdom here buddy!"

Hey Fellow Romantic,

Starting a relationship when you know it’s going to be long distance soon is hard. I went through this with my ex-girlfriend Victoria years ago, so I understand the struggle. You have this amazing girl in your life, but you know that there’s going to be distance between you two soon. It’s rough, right?

Here’s the thing. I know I said before that long distance never works. However, with the right person - the person you’re willing to wait for - it can work. My suggestion to you is to not worry so much about the future right now. Get to know her, ask her out, and see what happens. If you two work out and start to get serious, deal with things one step at a time. Who knows, maybe you’ll be so close by the time she leaves that it won’t seem like such a big step.

Keep your communication going with her, don’t hide your feelings, and make sure she knows up front that you want to stick around through anything.

Let me know if I can do any more to help!

- Ted

AU where Robin and Barney unexpectedly become parents. Robin’s worried this pregnancy will kill her future as a foreign correspondant, but hey! a woman’s allowed to have both a career and a family, so they take the kid with them and travel anyway. It’s not easy but Barney’s there to help (he’s writing the updated version of the Bro Code anyway, it became a great hit), and their daughter ends up speaking four languages by the time she’s five. They’d spent years worrying their respective fathers had messed them up too badly to make them good parents, but when their teenage daughter hugs them in 2030, thanking them for everything they’ve done for her, they finally understand they couldn’t have been more wrong.