Ted Mosby (Josh Radnor) is the main character of How I Met Your Mother and the narrator (voiced by Bob Saget) telling his children how he met their mother.

Ted is an architecht who decides to he's ready to meet his soulmate when his friends / roommates Marshall and Lily get engaged.  He's had several girls he's dated on the show, but obviously none of which have definitely been the mother yet. 

Notable women he's dated have included Victora, who moved to Germany, Robin, who's now just a friend and a member of the group, and Stella who he almost married.

Ted Mosby Quotes

You will be shocked kids, when you discover how easy it is in life to part ways with people forever. That's why, when you find someone you want to keep around, you do something about it.

Ted

Eight years ago I made an ass of myself chasing after you and I made an ass of myself chasing after you a bunch of times since then. I have no regrets because it led me to something I wouldn't trade for the world, it led to you being my friend. So as your friend and a leading expert in the field of making an ass of yourself. I say to you, from the heart, get the hell out of this car.

Ted

HIMYM Quotes

Whatever you do in this life, it's not legendary, unless your friends are there to see it.

Barney

You will be shocked kids, when you discover how easy it is in life to part ways with people forever. That's why, when you find someone you want to keep around, you do something about it.

Ted