This month, "How I Met Your Mother" will kick off its ninth and final season. Not only will viewers bid adieu to the characters they've come to know and love over the past nine years, but we'll finally get to know the show's titular "Mother."

Ted Mosby (Josh Radnor) went on a very long road -- eight seasons long, to be exact -- before he found Cristin Milioti's character.

In honor of every potential "Mother," take a look at the women Ted dated throughout the years.

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"How I Met Your Mother" Season 9 premieres on Monday, Sept. 23 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

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    Pictured: Sherri Shepherd, Jason Segel

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    Jason Segel, Seth Green, Alyson Hannigan

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    Jason Segel, Seth Green, Alyson Hannigan, Neil Patrick Harris

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    Jason Segel, Seth Green, Alyson Hannigan

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    Jason Segel, Seth Green, Alyson Hannigan

  • "The Final Page, Part One And Two"

    Jason Segel, Neil Patrick Harris, Alyson Hannigan

  • "The Final Page, Part One And Two"

    Jason Segel, Seth Green, Alyson Hannigan, Neil Patrick Harris

  • "The Final Page, Part One And Two"

    Jason Segel, Neil Patrick Harris, Alyson Hannigan, Josh Radnor

  • "The Final Page, Part One And Two"

    Jason Segel, Seth Green, Alyson Hannigan

  • "The Final Page, Part One And Two"

    Jason Segel, Seth Green, Alyson Hannigan