Haaaave you met Ted’s girlfriends?! How I Met Your Mother may have been about how Ted Mosby found his future wife and the mother of his two (incredibly patient) children, but there’s no denying that we met a lot of women who weren’t the mother of his children along the way.

And lucky for Ted (or should we say, lucky for Josh Radnor, who played the searching-for-the-one architect), there were countless gorgeous and talented women who he met along the away. In fact, there were so many women, that towards the end of the series, people joked that it was more about how Ted “met a million women who aren’t your mother,” rather than how he met the one who is. But, according to Josh, the show was never really about how he met the mother — it was about, well, everything else leading up to it.

“I thought the title of the show was always a bit of a fake-out,” Josh told Vulture in 2014. “It was more of a hook to hang the thing on. Really it was more about these are the crazy adventures and these are the lessons I had to learn before I met your mother.”

You can definitely say that again! He sure did learn a lot, go on a lot of adventures, and meet _a lot* of women in his quest for “The One.” Some may even say his journey was legend — wait for it! — dary!

Curious what the real life ladies that entered his life are up to since we said farewell to HIMYM back in 2014?! Keep scrolling to find out!