(It usually depends on the person's likes and dislikes).
The dater explains to each mother why he has or has not chosen her child, and one by one the sons or daughters are revealed according to the person's liking.
How I Met Your Mother (often abbreviated to HIMYM) is an American sitcom that originally aired on CBS from September 19, 2005, to March 31, 2014 (almost 9 years).
The series follows the main character, Ted Mosby, and his group of friends in Manhattan.
As a framing device, Ted, in the year 20, recounts to his son and daughter the events that led him to meeting their mother.
The series was created by Craig Thomas and Carter Bays, who also served as the show's executive producers and were frequent writers.
The series was loosely inspired by their friendship when they both lived in New York City.
Among the 208 episodes, there were only four directors: Pamela Fryman (196 episodes), Rob Greenberg (7 episodes), Michael Shea (4 episodes), and Neil Patrick Harris (1 episode).
An 18- to 24-year-old heterosexual male, gay male or lesbian female, goes on three separate dates with three moms, who try to convince them to pick their son or daughter to date.
The dater only meets the mother and makes his or her decision solely on their impression of the mother and her descriptions of her child.