Follow @Canoe Lifestyle Last year, I met a smart, handsome man while he was visiting my city on a business trip.We went out for dinner and spent an amazing night together, before he had to fly home to his life on the East Coast.If at this moment you have a long distance relationship, chances are that you’re finding it quite challenging, that’s why bellow I’d like to share with you some of the lessons that come form my experience and education on the topic, which might as well help you make your long distance relationship work like a charm, bypassing the steep learning curve that I went through.The first thing that I’ve realized is that it’s not the distance that’s the enemy in a long distance relationship but the TIME. I mean, it’s the whole time we have to wait until we see each other again that makes a long distance relationship hard and painful.Flash-forward to few weeks later, when we were on Skype, saying and doing things we’d only done in person.This was my first experience with Skype sex and I had a feeling that I was boldly going where I never had. Although many of us aren’t strangers to whispering sexy nothings into the phone, we’re now living in the day and age where we can not only hear the object of our lust, we can see them too.But even though these seemed like deal-breakers to me when the app was announced, after using it for a few days, I'd argue that they're secondary features to what Duo is trying to be: an instantaneous way for you to get in touch with someone else as if you were near them.If I dare say it, it's the millennial's () approach to video calls.
I actually try to get my fingers in as many pies as is intelligently possible.
With just a couple of calls, Duo has proven to me that it can replace Skype on my phone and maybe even tempt me to use it instead of Whats App audio calls with certain friends.
Not because I to see them while I chat with them, but because the simplicity is there and it's enough to make me think twice before opening either app.
But Duo isn't yet without its faults or missing features.
Audio-only or group video calls aren't yet possible, there's no web or desktop client, no multi-device support, and no way to share what's on your screen for example instead of what you see with your cameras.