9 Plays From Barney Stinson's Playbook That Could Work IRL

He's the definition of a #TruePlayer.

Barney Stinson (Neil Patrick Harris) was a truly legen -- wait for it! -- dary smooth talker on "How I Met Your Mother." According to his own blog, he was even elected Player King of New York City back in 2013.

MTV2 is celebrating Valentine's Day, the NBA All-Star Game and Presidents Day by declaring this a #TruePlayer weekend, and Barney is obviously the perfect example of a #TruePlayer. Here are all the plays from his notorious playbook that just may work in the real world ... although using most of them may be a sign you're a little bit of a sociopath.

Watch #TruePlayer Weekend Starting Tomorrow On MTV2.

The Ted Mosby



Dress like Ted. Tell girls you were left at the altar.

Why it would work: Girls feel bad for you. Actually, everyone feels bad for you. You could probably get the bartender to give you a few free drinks with this story, too.

The Cheap Trick


Cheap Trick

Dress up like a rock star. Tell girls you play bass in a band.

Why it would work: Musicians are hot.

The Fireman



Tell girls you're a fireman. That's it.

Why it would work: Girls are scientifically attracted to firefighters.

The Call Barney Stinson



Go to a sports game. Hold up a poster with your phone number. Wait for the texts to roll in.

Why it would work: If a girl thinks you're hot, she doesn't have to stress about approaching you or getting up the nerve to say hello. She already has your digits! It's an easy convo starter if nothing else. Plus only girls who are actually interested in you will go to effort of calling you.

The Missing Cat


Figure out who's missing a cat. Go to the animal shelter and adopt a cat that looks like the missing feline. Bring it to her owner, who just happens to be a single girl.

Why it would work: You saved her beloved pet! You're basically a superhero.

The Scuba Diver



Pretend to be super heartbroken about your breakup with your ex. Your friends, feeling bad for you, set you up with someone new.

Why it would work: Your friends do all the hard work for you, and the girl believes them, because why would they lie about something like this?

The Lorenzo Von Matterhorn



Think of a fancy, unique name. Create fake websites praising this fake person for all his prestigious achievements. Tell girls how famous you are. They google you and are impressed by your success.

Why it would work: No one wants to be catfished, and googling someone is the easiest way to spot a catfish. All those phony sites will convince her you're the real deal.

The Brian's Friend

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How I Met Your Mother

Walk up to girl. Tell her it's great to see her again and that you're sorry, but you can't remember her name. When she says she doesn't know you, tell her you're Brian's friend. Literally everyone knows a Brian.

Why it would work: She'll feel bad about forgetting you. At the very least, she'll continue asking you questions about how you know Brian in the hopes that it will jog her memory. You'll have to be a pro at conjuring up some elaborate tale of friendship between you and this fictional Brian.

The Billionaire

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How I Met Your Mother, Season Five

This one only has two steps: Become a billionaire, have sex.

Why it would work: As if you need an explanation for this one.

BTW, Barney's playbook -- appropriately titled "The Playbook" -- is available IRL. It contains over 75 plays that are "guaranteed to attract all kinds of women, no matter how sorrowful your social skills are." Happy Valentine's Day, you #TruePlayer, you.

Watch #TruePlayer Weekend Starting Tomorrow On MTV2.

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