Some 235 people applied for the 11 spaces available in the Naval Service Operations and Engineers competition while the Army Equitation received 114 applications for just two positions.
This year's applicants will now face online psychometric testing as well as fitness and medical examinations and a final interview.
His therapeutic orientation is based on the cognitive behavioural model (CBT) and incorporates many other approaches such as narrative and psychodynamic therapy.
Prior to working with the AFP, he had a diverse professional background in community mental health and the gay and lesbian community.
In fact, the online dating industry in the UK is booming, valued at £80million last year.
By 2010, there will be an estimated 16million single men and women in the UK.
The government previously set a limit of 9,500 members for the Defence Forces.