How long does it take you to cut someone loose? It takes women an average of six days to decide if it’s right. It takes guys an entire month. Most women feel life’s too short for bad relationships and when they’ve decided it’s time to end it, they just cut the rope. It seems guys always feel there’s a chance of things working out. As for the actual breakup, almost 80% of women say a quick, honest talk- like ripping off a Band-Aid- is the way to go, while nearly 90% of men plan a “careful exit strategy”. Except we don’t pay attention to it and usually end up getting caught halfway through it!