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Every fan of "How I Met Your Mother" wonders when Ted will meet his wife. The popular CBS sitcom, airing on Mondays at 8 pm ET, has enticed viewers for years, teasing them about when Ted will meet his wife. Although the mystery remains, a careful review of the show indicates the meeting should occur soon.
Clue 1 - The Age of Ted's Future Children in 2030
When will Ted meet his wife? The show's timeline provides the audience with a significant clue. The show takes place in real time, meaning that episodes airing in 2011 are set in 2011. That means that 19 years from this season, Ted is married and has the children featured in the scenes depicting the "old Ted." His children appear to be at least young teenagers. Since Ted, like most people, was probably married for at least a year or two before having children, this means he must meet his future wife within the next two years or so.
Clue 2 - Ted is Maturing
When will Ted meet his wife? Ted's maturing over the course of the show tells the audience he is finally ready to meet his future wife. Sure, Ted has claimed to be ready in the past. He fell for Robin. He almost married Stella. However, Ted has been more in love with the idea of being in love than with any specific person. In the 2011 episodes, Ted is in his early 30s and finally has his act together. He has a great job as a professor. He is less enamored with Barney's womanizing antics. He is ready to meet his wife.
Clue 3 - The Umbrella in Cindy's Apartment
When will Ted meet his wife? Ted's former girlfriend Cindy shares an apartment with Ted's future wife. Cindy appeared in the 2010 season premiere and thus reminded the audience that Ted was so close to meeting his future wife. In a city the size of New York, Ted cannot just happen to meet up with Cindy on too many more occasions, even if they both hang out at the same bar. Cindy can show up any time, providing an excuse for Ted to be in her apartment and meet the roommate. The trail is hot!
All clues point to Ted meeting his future wife by 2013. He is mature and he has already been in her apartment. The timeline requires him to be married by 2014 at the latest. This is bad news for "How I Met Your Mother" fans because it means the show can only last a couple more years. Enjoy this great sitcom while it lasts!
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