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I hide until you find me.

You seek until you know me.

Once you know me, you will know me.

I am ___ ______.

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    $\begingroup$ While entertaining, this riddle is (arguably) wrong: (1) sometimes it's in plain sight; sometimes even before you know you want it; (2) some people give up looking; and (3) sometimes it takes years to determine that you've got a good one. $\endgroup$ – Peregrine Rook May 26 '16 at 18:45
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The Answer

I hide until you find me.

The answer to a question isn't immediately obvious

You seek until you know me.

You try to find the answer to the question, until you've got it.

Once you know me, you will know me.

Once you know the answer to the question, well, you know the answer!

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    $\begingroup$ Ahhh...nice one. $\endgroup$ – Marius May 26 '16 at 11:21
  • $\begingroup$ Yep. Once I can officially declare this correct, I'm off to come up with something less embarrassingly easy. $\endgroup$ – Brent Hackers May 26 '16 at 11:22
  • $\begingroup$ I was about to put "the knowledge", in general form. $\endgroup$ – Luis Masuelli May 26 '16 at 16:47
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First attempt

The truth

I hide until you find me.

it is hidden until if found (like everything else)

You seek until you know me.

You want to know the truth

Once you know me, you will know me.

Once you know the truth you cannon un-know it.

Second attempt:

Knowledge

I hide until you find me.

until we know something, it is hidden from us

You seek until you know me.

We all seek knowledge

Once you know me, you will know me.

once you have knowledge, you "know" it.

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  • $\begingroup$ Really bloody good but there is a better fit mostly by virtue of the last line. $\endgroup$ – Brent Hackers May 26 '16 at 11:18
  • $\begingroup$ @BrentHackers. See my second atempt. $\endgroup$ – Marius May 26 '16 at 11:20
  • $\begingroup$ Also good. KoA got the best fit. $\endgroup$ – Brent Hackers May 26 '16 at 11:24
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I am your

soul mate.

Yeah, I know, it doesn't fit the lengths of the blanks.

I hide until you find me.

“Of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world, …”

You seek until you know me.

Some people go to great lengths (including using the Internet!) to find a mate.

Once you know me, you will know me.

The conventional wisdom is that, when you find true love, “you'll know it.”

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