What happened to Barney? His main goal was to never date or get married, but he's dated so many times in season 6-8. He used to be so cool with the ladies using tactics described in the playbook and the bro code. Part of making the show interesting was Barney picking up chicks, but with him being in a relationship, he has gone soft. Now he's just some Barney that we use to know. Maybe it's for the better, but i like the earlier seasons because he makes the show funnier and he contrasts Ted's constant whining about his "lovelife" or lackthereof.