After nine seasons, CBS's hit "How I Met Your Mother" is finally going off the air, and with it departs prime time's perennial bachelor Ted Mosby. The show struggled with funny in its last few seasons, and so its lovelorn architect's desperate efforts to find the right woman grew wearying. Whether or not you're happy to see Ted settle down and cash out, there are plenty of other TV singles currently slogging through ill-fated dating (or non-dating) exploits every week. After all, a great romance can be inspiring, but there's nothing like commiserating with the unlucky in love. Here are five of my favorites this season and one for good measure.
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Neil Drumming is a staff writer for Salon. Follow him on Twitter @Neil_Salon.