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Friday, 16 September 2011 11:32

75 per cent of online marriages end in divorce

Written by Nick Farell
y_analyst

Virtual marriages no better of than the real thing
Figures from an online game outfit Nexon have shown that 75 per cent of online marriages which took place a game called MapleStory, have ended in divorce.

Cnet reports that of 26,982 in-game marriages 20,344 have ended in divorce. What is funny is that although the game is supposed to be about virtual relationships, the moaning from players is surprisingly real.

One player said that when he started playing he was “young, naive, and thought I had met 'the one'. When she asked me what I wanted in MapleStory for my birthday, and I told her that the only thing I could ever want was for her to marry me."

Apparently however over time she started saying that he wasn't the person she fell in love with. That he had changed, and that didn't seem to care about her anymore.

What gave this a virutal spin was Tyler continued that his best friend called him to say his new virtual wife was sabotaging him in the game. Ground for divorce!

In the game a virtual marriage will set you back $25. Thankfully, a virtual divorce is somewhat less damaging. MapleStory producer Crystin Cox admitted that while it looks like our players break up at a much higher rate than people do in real life, players dont get stung for alimony and don't have to split their loot, virtual pets or any enchanted items. Nor do they have to flee the country and return to a one bedroom squat in the British Midlands.

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-2 #1 thematrix606 2011-09-16 12:40
People still get 'married'?

Just have a party, and announce you are together. Marriage is so old fashioned, and has huge religious implications...

It's funny to see all of the 'atheists' out there still getting married. (sure it might be in churches all the time, but still, the ring on your finger is enough said)

*Puts on anti flame hat for religious discussions*
 
 
+1 #2 Alterecho 2011-09-16 14:01
!!????
 
 
0 #3 deadspeedv 2011-09-16 15:10
lol Matrix you clearly either dont have a girlfriend or are really young. I am atheist but even I know the importance of marriage and it has nothing to do with religion.
 
 
-1 #4 thematrix606 2011-09-16 15:18
Quoting deadspeedv:
lol Matrix you clearly either dont have a girlfriend or are really young. I am atheist but even I know the importance of marriage and it has nothing to do with religion.


Your troll logic is sound, if I disagree, that means I have no GF or am young!

Now, go look in wiki under the big section named MARRIAGE AND RELIGION. Come back to me on that.

But do tell me trollolol, what is the imporance of marriage? A document? Rings? Tax deduction? Tell me how marriage makes your love grow stronger... or does it empty your pocket on that big day?
 
 
0 #5 Twist3d1080 2011-09-16 17:30
I think thematrix is right on. I often wonder why atheists bother getting married also. Marriage has always has had roots in religious ceremonies.
 
 
0 #6 guideX 2011-09-17 11:02
Quoting Twist3d1080:
I think thematrix is right on. I often wonder why atheists bother getting married also. Marriage has always has had roots in religious ceremonies.

A sacred bond shared between a man and a woman is strictly religious? do you think all atheists lack morals and just live like animals too?
 
 
0 #7 123s 2011-09-18 02:16
"Sacred" points the direction where its going already pretty good >.>

Besides that, you cant really lack morals, since its something everybody have, they just differ.
 
 
+2 #8 thetruth 2011-09-18 09:42
I think that marriage is VERY important. (There are all kinds of tax benefits to be had from it.)
 
 
0 #9 riciux 2011-09-18 20:15
What the hell are you talking about "atheists can't have marriage"? I don't know about places you live in, but here, if you don't go through certain lessons, you can't even get married in church, but that doesn't mean you can't get a civil marriage.
I consider rings to be a symbol of love bond, which you interpret as "religion-only" symbol. Believing couples have not only rings as their symbols, but also day they met, and other stuff, only related to those persons. So if they believe in something I don't, that makes those symbols "believers only"? I can't use them? BS, and you know it.
 
 
0 #10 Peter Ong 2011-09-19 11:13
At 1st, I'm abt to express astonishment over 'virtual marriage' stuff that normal person'd just treat this as fun & not serious abt it. But after reading all the comments from U guys, I take back my words.
For me, a marriage ceremony doesn't warrant longevity of relationship but it shows how serious are you in the relationship. It consumes money & time & involves a lot of ppl. Thus if U're not serious, U won going to hold a marriage ceremony, save the part U love your partner or not.
 

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