In 1998, Barney had graduated college and was working with his girlfriend, Shannon, in a coffee shop. He had planned to join the Peace Corps and go to Nicaragua with Shannon.They reveal they planned to lose their virginity to one another only after they got married.
As the series progresses, Barney is revealed to have unresolved childhood issues, specifically with his absent father, who he reconnects with in 2011.
Barney's life of debauchery wears thin as he matures and experiences several serious relationships, in particular his on-off relationship with Robin.
(Not that I know of) A few years ago i was tested just to know for sure, but I understand that a person could have the virus without ever knowing if they never got a sore.
I am currently dating a girl who just got her first cold sore on her lip. National Institutes of Health supports various types of research (clinical trials, studies of the biology of herpes simplex virus). We're still trying to "decode" them, if you will.
Greg tells Barney the key to picking up women is to have money and suits.
Heartbroken, Barney films himself singing a song to convince Shannon to take him back, but she and Greg continue to humiliate him. As he walks alone crying, he is given a brochure about a suit sale.
He is a key player in helping Marshall and Ted find high-paying jobs at GNB, and helps Robin stay in the United States when her VISA is almost cancelled.
His ongoing relationship with Robin is an important aspect of Ted's life, as their eventual wedding is the event that brings he and his future wife together.
In "The Drunk Train" Marshall states Barney is a Scorpio which places his birthday between October 23rd - November 21st 1976.
Barney was raised by his single mother, Loretta Stinson, along with his older half-brother, James.
He adapts his dress style and dating personality to match that of Greg's, the man who took Shannon away from him.