Step 1: Admit to yourself that you still have feelings for this girl
Step 2: Choose the completely wrong moment to make a move and get shot down on purpose
Step 3: Agree that you two don’t work, locking the door on any future you have together
Step 4: Robin goes nuts
Step 5: Find the person that annoys Robin the most in the world (Patrice) and ask for her help
Step 6: Check with doctor about possible broken ribs after big hug from Patrice
Step 7: Pretend to be dating Patrice
Step 8: Wait until Robin inevitably breaks into your apartment to show the Playbook to Patrice
Step 9: After Robin shows Patrice the Playbook pretend to have a fight
Step 10: Show your “loyalty” to Patrice by burning the Playbook; besides you don’t need it anymore
Step 11: Wait for your friends to stage an intervention for Robin
Step 12: Tell only Ted about your intentions to propose to Patrice
Step 13: Wait and see if Ted tells Robin, and if he does, it means your best bro in the world has let her go and given you his blessing
Step 14: Robin arrives at her favorite spot in the city, and finds this page to the playbook
Step 15: Robin realizes she’s standing under mistletoe
Robin: “Seriously, Barney? Even you — even someone as certifiably insane as you — must realize this is to far! You lied to me, manipulated me for weeks. Do you really think I could kiss you after that? Do you really think I could trust you after that? This, this is proof of why we don’t work, why we’ll never work. So thank you. You set me free. How could I be with a man who thinks that this trick, this enormous lie could ever make me want to date him again?
Barney: Turn it over.
Step 16: Hope she says yes.
“Robin Sherbatsky, will you marry me?”
This episode absolutely be my all time favorite. No doubt.