Cameron Payne’s girlfriend Katie Shinkle has been dating him since November 18 of 2013. I know this because she has it as her status on Twitter. Like most very young girls who are swept up in a high-status relationship, Katie’s life revolves around Cameron. She’s a young princess type with high expectations, and she’s quite cute when she talks about what she wants out of men and what she looks for in a guy– posting several all-too-precious examples of what melts her heart.
Katie is also the most comprehensive twitter user I’ve seen in many a moon. She manages to rapid-fire tweets (mostly about her boyfriend) at a rate that puts most young people to shame (or shames her depending on how you view tweeting). In order for Cameron Payne’s girlfriend Katie Shinkle to write as many tweets as she does, she’d have to be stopping whatever she was doing and looking down at her phone to compose them at least twice an hour. She averages about 16 tweets per day, but I suppose she may just be on a hot streak, and a lot of them are retweets of other people’s thoughts so I guess it’s not too much of a time commitment. One of the most interesting of her own tweets was:
When men don’t realize is what you do to a girl in a current relationship molds her future ones…These men are what makes it hard to love.”
This is some real cry-me-a-river material. The young whippersnapper is trying on some homemade “kicking-knowledge boots.”
Like every 20 year-old girl with a basketball boyfriend, Katie idolizes Steph Curry’s relationship and sees it as a “goal.” I always wonder what Curry’s wife thinks of this. I think, realistically, it will be hard to keep this one together. The NBA life is brutal on ladies but if Katie is really up for it (and she most certainly seems to be) then she can give it a whirl. She has said “I can’t wait to marry my best friend.” There’s a certain innocent naivete about a lot of her posts that I find endearing. It trends toward the modern young person’s mantra that good intentions and positive thinking alone can shape one’s life.