Of no use to one Yet absolute bliss to two. The small boy gets it for nothing. The young man has to lie for it.

Riddle: Of no use to one Yet absolute bliss to two. The small boy gets it for nothing. The young man has to lie for it. The old man has to buy it. The baby’s right, The lover’s privilege, The hypocrite’s mask. To the young girl, faith; To the married woman, hope; To the old maid, charity. What am I?

The person who created this riddle aims to confuse us with the several clues that is given in the riddle and convince us that the answer is something complicated. Nevertheless, the answer is neither something complicated nor difficult to figure out.

 

There aren’t many things that you need to do different things to get as a boy, a man, and an old man.  Also, faith to young girl, hope to a married woman, and charity to an old maid. Yes, as you probably have already guessed, the answer is a kiss. When you think about a bit, kiss fits perfectly to this description.

The answer is:  A kiss.


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