09/04/2013 05:42 pm ET

All The Women Who Could Have Been 'The Mother' On 'HIMYM' (INFOGRAPHIC)


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.

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

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