As the night goes on, Ted soon discovers that he really ‘clicks’ with this girl. He openly flirts with her and pulls out all stops in charming his beautiful companion, knowing that he won’t get knocked back. He can’t believe how much he actually likes her, even without the intention of sleeping with her. Yet sure enough, it turns out there’s real chemistry between them. Not only that- she also has a swipe card for one of the rooms upstairs. This is at the same time that Ted’s open flirting with her finally gets to Robyn. She makes a scene by leaving with her date, saying she’s keen to go back to his apartment. Ted battles with his conscience, the unexpected feelings he has for his new acquaintance and the alcohol he’s drunk, but he ends up walking her upstairs, lingering just outside the door to her room…
It then cuts back downstairs. Barney sits at the deserted table, laughing at the chaos he’s created. Then suddenly, Robyn re-appears. She tells Barney she wasn’t really interested in sleeping with the handsome news anchor and that "she just wanted to make Ted jealous”. Ted then re-appears also, traipsing down the stairs. He says he “couldn’t do it”- he couldn’t sleep with a woman who was paid for. That “he only did it to make Robyn jealous”.
Then Barney drops the bombshell: that girl Ted just turned down, after charming her all night? She was not a prostitute!
She was a girl Barney knew from the apartment block he lived in, who works as a paralegal. He set her up with Ted and told him she was an escort to prove a point- that when Ted fully believed he was a sure thing with a girl- and acted on that belief- he won her over in a single night!
Watching this, I reflected on how differently girls responded to me once I’d stopped worrying and changed my attitude- then it hit me like a white hot flash of lightening:
If you want an army of potential clients to back you, first of all you must back yourself. That alone will make a huge impact on your ratio of ‘Fail’ to ‘SALE!’