Dating a guy who lives in another state presents a unique set of challenges, quirks and joys. Dating across state lines means that you both must make an extra strong commitment to each other and to the relationship for it to be successful. If you've met a guy who you think might be "the one," then the distance between you is only a small obstacle to your relationship and happiness. It may be more difficult to define your relationship when you are dating someone from afar than when you see each other every day. As the number of dates and the intimacy shared between two people in the same place at the same time increases, the relationship evolves naturally from just dating to exclusively seeing each other.