The more I think about it, the more adorable I find it. The part that keeps getting me is the fact that he knew exactly how she’d react. He knew her favorite spot in the city. He knew that all he had to do was deny her. He knew that she’d break in. He even knew that she’d show up. However, he didn’t know what she’d say. Barney Stinson, who was the cockiest, most self confident person, especially about getting a yes, only wrote that he “hoped she said yes.” To me, that means that he was willing to put himself out there again for her and the only person that he wanted the yes from, was the only one who he wasn’t sure he could get it from.