Reaches often occur to people outside one’s area, that is, not within driving distance. Here is a situation that can come up when first getting to know a person by phone without having first met:
A couple can get so carried away over the phone, that they nearly get engaged without ever having met. Then when they do meet, it can fall apart within minutes, and now they have to be together for a couple of days or more. Not a comfortable situation!
All the time and effort put into this could have been avoided by keeping the phone communication BRIEF – at least until you’ve met and know there is ongoing interest.