As a whole, I am single, ’tis true;
Behead me, I am single too.
Behead again, I’m ‘not equal to’.
(Or, looked at another way, a direction get.)
Behead again, a direction yet.
Away with this and nothing is met.
If you’re unfamiliar with how to solve, check out this similar riddle we posted way back in April 2007!
Feel free to enter your answer below; will unmask before the week is over.