Nexon has revealed that MapleStory has seen 26,982 marriages, which cost $25 in real money to perform. Of those 20,344, or 75 percent, have since been annulled at the players’ request, costing 500,000 mesos in in-game currency.

“My former Maple spouse and I started off great; going on party quests together, boss runs, training, helping each other become better Maplers,” said Seth, 19, from Colorado Springs, Colorado. “Then I realized after a while that she was only out there to get free things off of me and we got in this conversation where she admitted to this accusation, so I decided I would have to annul our Maple marriage.”

“Getting married in MapleStory can be quite a fun event for the happy couple and their friends. While it looks like our players break up at a much higher rate than people do in real life, at least our players are not on the hook for alimony,” said MapleStory producer Crystin Cox, adding, “Couples who break up are not required to split up their loot, virtual pets or any enchanted items.”