Dating may also involve two or more people who have already decided that they share romantic or sexual feelings toward each other.
These people will have dates on a regular basis, and they may or may not be having sexual relations.
The protocols and practices of dating, and the terms used to describe it, vary considerably from country to country and over time.
We could see between 25 and 40cm (10-16in) more overnight.
Mr Hammond added: 'It is not often you get a situation where you have so much snow and strong winds so late in the season.
The north of Scotland was worst affected, with temperatures dropping to minus 5C in Cairnwell, near Braemar.
Some drivers were forced to dig their cars out from a foot of snow close to Denny in Stirlingshire.'Temperatures are close to freezing and around 20cm (8in) has already fallen in parts of Northern Ireland and a similar amount in parts of Scotland.