“…The Fallback Boy is someone you keep as reserve, whether in full consciousness of doing so or not, for the eventuality that there’s no one else. Sort of like a safety net. It’s not really nice. It’s not really fair for the FB.
The Default Boy on the other hand is the guy you go back to after everything else. Maybe you never really got over that DB and you still entertain the possibility that something could happen. It’s possible that he’s become the standard that you compare every other guy to. But then he could also be the guy you still like but don’t expect anything from anymore…”
iamdough writes about an intriguing concept, The Default Boy.