Barney Stinson

5 Legendary Barney Stinson Quotes
To Help You With Women

I just started watching How I Met Your Mother (I know, I’m late to the party) and I’m constantly inspired by Neil Patrick Harris as Barney Stinson.

His fearlessness, brutal honesty, unrelenting optimism, and impeccable sense of style make him endlessly charismatic.

Granted, I don’t agree with him on certain points, but damn he has some nuggets of wisdom. If you’re ready to take advice from the epic NPH, then suit up!

1. “A week? That’s like a year in hot girl time.”

The longer you wait to take action with a girl, the less likely it is that something will happen.

If you get her number, hit her up within 24 hours. If you want to get her on a date, ask her. If you like a girl you’ve been friends with, show her. If you think she looks cute in her dress, tell her. If you want to kiss her, go for it.

Why play the waiting game and “hope it happens”? That rarely works and you’ll end up losing more opportunities than you’ll gain.

Strike when the iron is hot — before someone else does and while she’s still interested. Great women don’t wait around.

2. “Dude, lots of chicks think that architects are hot. Think about that, you create something out of nothing. You’re like God. There is no one hotter than God.”

Be proud of what you do! It doesn’t matter if you’re a software developer, an aspiring writer, a barista, or a male nurse. There’s value in every job and you should never downplay your abilities.

Speak with passion in your voice.

Software developers influence everything we do. Writers fill our hearts and minds with imagination and have the power to change the world. Without baristas we’d all be tired all the time (well, most of us.) And nurses, save lives.

How does your job benefit society? Who do you help? What’s exciting about it?

Own your career path and I guarantee she’ll find it sexy.

3. “Suits are full of joy. They’re the sartorial equivalent of a baby’s smile.”

You don’t have to suit up every time, but always looking good is a must.

Dressing well conveys a powerful message: it shows you care about your appearance and take care of yourself. You look put-together and disciplined – both extremely attractive qualities in a man.

Most of fashion is about good fit, matching colors, and tailoring to your personality.

This article lays down the basics and if you haven’t seen it yet, check out Reddit’s Male Fashion Advice community. The sidebar is full of great stuff and they have some of the most helpful people around.

Up your looks and watch how differently women respond.

4. “Remember, it’s not about scoring. It’s about believing you can do it, even though you probably can’t.”

Believe you’re awesome, because you are. Seriously, there’s no reason to think you can’t kick ass at anything you put your mind to. Confidence is the belief in your own abilities. And even if you can’t do something now, you can always practice and learn how.

Always introduce yourself to the beautiful girl. Assume it’s going to go better than you can imagine. Assume she’s so into you she can’t wait to see you again. Go into every interaction expecting the best.

The truth is, some of the time you’re going to get rejected.

Don’t take it personally, we’ve all been there and it sucks but you’ll get over it. Without those learning experiences, you can’t grow to your full potential.

5. “To succeed you have to stop being ordinary and be legen—wait for it—–dary!”

Exceptional women want exceptional men. It has nothing to do with being super fit or having perfect teeth, it’s all about your character.

  • Are you a man of your word?
  • Do you have class and respect?
  • Do you hold yourself to the highest standard?
  • How often do you step outside your comfort zone?
  • Are you positive? Do you give a shit about people?

Expect nothing less of yourself than the best, always. Yes, she deserves that much but you deserve that much, too. That’s the true meaning of a legendary man.