In a move that manages to one-up all nerdy fiances everywhere, this gentleman proposed using a hacked version of The Legend of Zelda.
From the lucky lady herself:
We had been playing the original Legend of Zelda on an emulator the previous weekend. (My fiance owns the original NES cartridge too, but the emulator makes hacking easier.) A few nights before, he and his roommate finished it, so he asked if I wanted to do the second quest. I said sure, so he turned on the computer and I started playing. When I entered the cave with the old man, (who normally says "It's dangerous to go alone. Take this!") who gives you a sword, it instead said what you see in the picture above. I looked over at my fiance; he was kneeling and holding a heart container (8-bit!) made out of Legos. The ring was inside. Obviously I said yes!
Here is the heart container in question:
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