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Netflix's new true crime documentary leaves viewers vowing to never use dating sites again

Netflix's new true crime documentary leaves viewers vowing to never use dating sites again

Viewers of Netflix's latest true crime documentary have vowed to stay away from dating apps

If you were wanting some motivation to quit the dating apps ahead of Valentine's Day then all you need to do is watch Netflix's new true crime documentary.

It's only just released and viewers have been calling it an 'absolute mind f**k' as it tells the tale of a love triangle gone horribly wrong.

Watch the trailer:

Lover, Stalker, Killer dropped on Netflix just yesterday (9 February) and follows the story of Dave Kroupa, who had just come out of a long-term relationship and decided to try online dating.

Pretty soon he was in touch with Liz Golyar and Cari Farver, kicking off a 'twisted, tragic love triangle that put Dave and everyone he cared about at risk'.

The true crime documentary uses interviews with those involved as well as dramatic re-enactments to tell the story, but it's left some viewers thinking they ought to get themselves off the apps.

Lover, Stalker, Killer is making many viewers wish they'd stayed off dating apps.
Netflix

It's been described by viewers as 'one of the most mental true crime documentaries I have ever seen', and for good reason.

Someone else said they were 'NEVER signing up for those dating/hookup/romance kinda sites' after watching Lover, Stalker, Killer.

That kind of reaction is pretty unsurprising considering what happens in the documentary, which might make you think twice about getting on the apps and swiping away to your heart's content.

Of course the documentary pulls no punches as it delves into the truth of what really happened, as Farver ended up going missing before Dave got a series of angry messages from her phone.

Nobody saw Farver for weeks as she missed her son's birthday, Thanksgiving and her father's funeral.

A match on a dating app was the beginning of a gruesome true crime story.
Netflix

After more than two years a Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office investigator heard about the case and decided to re-examine the evidence.

Fresh eyes on the case uncovered the truth, Golyar murdered Farver and kept her phone to pose as her, with the murderer ultimately ending up serving a life sentence behind bars.

It was certainly a story that documentary director Sam Hobkinson found compelling.

He said: "We enter this story from the perspective of Dave, who is caught in a complete web of falsehood.

"I wanted the storytelling to somehow reflect that confusion, and ultimately, his total disbelief when he realizes what’s happened.

"As a director, it was a gift of a story, especially if you’re interested in making structured narratives that are about deception and identity."

Lover, Stalker, Killer is available to stream now on Netflix.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: Netflix, True Crime, Documentaries, Sex and Relationships